There’s some great action on the Fort Lauderdale reefs this month. The kingfish and bonitos are biting great and are providing non-stop action when trolling the reefs. Mahi-mahi are also out there in abundance and while it does take some time to find them, they are out there to be found. Snapper fishing on the bottom continues to be productive this month. All in all, there’s great action fishing the reefs and offshore waters of Fort Lauderdale.
Big muttons are biting this month on the bottom. Our drift boat, the Catch My Drift, is catching a lot of them on the afternoon and night trips. Morning has been okay, but afternoon and night fishing has been unquestionably better. Mutton snappers are biting ballyhoo, sardines and cigar minnows. When you are mutton fishing, there are a lot of other bottom fish you can catch too. Groupers are biting excellent this year and this is a great month to catch them. Reds, blacks, gags, scamps and other types of groupers are biting on the 60-80ft reefs and on the deeper shipwrecks in 200-300ft of water. Cobia follow the mullet run and are biting as well. You never know what you might pull off the bottom this time of year.
Lastly, wahoos are biting better this year than I have ever seen them bite. Maybe we’re just getting better at catching them, but lots and lots of big wahoos have been hitting the docks over the past few weeks. Wahoo are the fastest fish in the ocean and traditionally like a fast trolled lure. We have been high speed trolling whenever we move from spot to spot and also on the way back to the inlet at the end of the trip. Doing this, we’ve caught a lot of big wahoos that we wouldn’t have caught otherwise. As my dad always told me, you have to travel that distance to get where you are going anyway, may as well throw a bait out. You might get lucky and make the day. Can’t catch a fish if you don’t throw out a line. Good luck fishing this week everyone, the fish are snappin’!!!!