Fish Are Biting Like Mad on our Deep Sea Fishing Charters

2017-04-09 17:19:17
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
1 mile off Port Everglades

It's a great time of year with all kinds of fish jumping on the line. Sailfish, dolphin, tuna, wahoo, amberjacks, sharks, tilefish and more are biting on our sportfishing charters this month. It's one of the best months of fishing of the whole year in south Florida where just about everything is biting. Just this week, we've had an awesome sailfish bite with some mahi-mahi mixed in.

Our drift fishing trips are doing great too. Lots of snappers, groupers, porgies, jacks and grunts are being caught. On our drift fishing trips we mainly go bottom fishing for snappers and other bottom fish species on the reef. It's a great way to get out on the water and catch some fish without having to spend the big money to do a sportfishing charter. Both morning and afternoon trips do drift fishing and our night trip does anchor fishing. Anchor fishing is great because it allows us to use chum to get the fish to swim right up to the boat. This technique works great because the longer you chum the water, the better the chum starts working and you can catch more and more fish.

On our sportfishing charters, we're doing good either trolling or wreck fishing. Trolling is great because it allows us to cover a lot of territory and catch a bunch of fish. You can catch anything when trolling, be it kingfish, bonitos, tuna, mahi-mahi or even sailfish. Wreck fishing is also very good this time of year with lots of amberjacks and groupers biting. The fish get very aggressive around the wrecks this season. On our half day charters, we usually have time do some trolling and some wreck fishing. If you're up for it, we may even do some shark fishing as there are some monster sharks around this month as well.

This is a superb month to go deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale. The weather is great, action is hot and any day you get to go fishing is a great day. I'll sea you on the water.

Capt. Andy Roydhouse


Fish Species: dolphin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and amberjacks
Bait Used: ballyhoo and bonitos
Tackle Used: Penn Internationals
Method Used: trolling
Water Depth: 250
Water Temperature: 78
Wind Direction: east
Wind Speed: 20 knots
Nice dolphin caught on our sportfishing trip
Nice dolphin caught on our sportfishing trip

Big mutton snapper caught on our drift fishing trip today
Big mutton snapper caught on our drift fishing trip today

Andrew Roydhouse

About The Author: Captain Andrew Roydhouse

Company: Fishing Headquarters

Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale South Florida

Bio: I am a 3rd generation fisherman out here off Ft. Lauderdale and have been fishing proffessionally all my life. My company, Fishing Headquarters, runs daily drift fishing trips, sportfishing privae and shared charters, night time swordfishing trips, and any other type of fishing you would like to try.

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