Great week of fishing in Fort Lauderdale. Over this past week, there have been some great catches of dolphin, sailfish, a few wahoos, sharks and some big fish off the bottom. Our drift fishing trips are getting into all the different kinds of snappers… yellowtails, mangroves and mutton snappers as well as a grouper every now and then and the oddball cobia, tuna or mahi-mahi. Kingfish are also out there and biting for those anglers who fish a surface or mid-depth bait. Kingfish like the morning bite, so if you’re fishing the drift boat and want to catch something bigger, do the morning trip. If you’re going for action, the afternoon and night trips are the best.
Sportfishing charters are coming in with some great catches too. Mahi-mahi are biting very good on certain days. Kingfish, wahoo and blackfin tunas are also biting good on the reefs. Trolling is such a great method of fishing because we can effectively target all these species with the same technique. Trolling is also great because we can cover a lot of territory to look for where the fish are most concentrated. Sailfish is the other special on the menu this month. December and January are the top months for catching sailfish in South Florida. While trolling is also effective for catching sailfish, kite fishing is the preferred method to get a hook up on these elusive gamefish. Kite fishing involves presenting live baits using high flying kites, suspending the baits so they are left splashing on the top of the water. The stiff winter winds and availability of sailfish and larger dolphin fish, make kite fishing one of our optimal methods to target big game this time of year.