Golden Tilefish Biting in Fort Lauderdale

2015-04-10 20:38:09
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fort Lauderdale

The golden tilefish action in Fort Lauderdale is red hot right now. This week we are catching a lot of big golden tilefish, some upwards of 25-30 pounds. Golden tilefish are a bottom dweller in very deep water, usually 500 feet or deeper. There is another species of tilefish, the grey tilefish, that we catch in 400ft of water or less. But golden tilefish are the super deepwater species. Known for their extreme strength, golden tilefish aren't like many bottom fish that 'give up' halfway through the fight. These fish fight with all their might all the way up to the surface. They are one of the best eating fish in the ocean.

This time of year is a great time to go out and catch these abyssal fish. Most people don't even know about them. This month the golden tilefish action has been awesome, with a lot of really big ones mixed into our catches. Our sportfishing charters have been hitting some of our secret deep shipwrecks that few know about and getting into the largest golden tilefish I have seen caught in years. If you want to go after a beautiful, great eating and super strong species, these fish are right up your alley. Come fishing anytime in April or May and come hook into some of these monster golden tilefish. The big ones bite only this time of year.

Fish Species: Golden Tilefish
Bait Used: Squid
Tackle Used: Penn 80 Internationals
Method Used: Deep Dropping
Water Depth: 600ft
Water Temperature: 83
Wind Direction: East
Wind Speed: 10 knots
Big golden tilefish just caught in Fort Lauderdale
Big golden tilefish just caught in Fort Lauderdale

Captain holding a really big golden tilefish just brought up from the deep
Captain holding a really big golden tilefish just brought up from the deep

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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