Some Awesome Fish Biting on our Fishing Charters This Week

2016-11-21 09:36:21
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
South Florida

There are some awesome fish biting on our fishing charters this week. I don't know if it's the time of year, the supermoon we just had or if there's something in the water, but there are some unusual catches coming in this week. First off, the sailfish bite has been pretty good. This is the season when the sailfish start biting in good numbers and we haven't even had any cold weather yet. Well, this is usually the time when the weather starts to cool down so good sailfishing is about to become awesome sailfishing. Wahoo are tearing it up out there. With the supermoon and the big tide swings, the wahoo are biting like mad. A few really nice wahoo and a bunch of medium sized ones were caught this week. Usual catches of kingfish, mackerel and bonitos are also hitting the docks.

We've caught some unusual fish this week. The snapper pictured above is a humongous dog snapper. I thought it was a cubera when I first saw it, it was so big. These snappers are very rare for us to catch in south Florida, especially one so large. Other strange and unusual bottom fish are biting too. We've caught some monster golden tilefish deep dropping in over 600ft of water. Barrelfish and oilfish are also biting. These are not usual catches for our fishing charters. Other big bottom dwellers such as warsaw grouper and some big amberjacks have been caught on our fishing charters this week. It's been a great month for bottom fishing.

Shark fishing is also starting to light up out there. This week, we've caught several hammerhead sharks, a mako shark (very rare), a couple of sand bar sharks and a huge bull shark. I think this year will have some awesome shark fishing results. We're still not fully into shark fishing season but the unusual fishing conditions had us floating out some big shark baits since the sharks were really riled up with the big moon and super tides. Glad we did because we caught some monster sharks over the past few days.

The effects of the supermoon are still being seen with extraordinary tides, strange fish and unusual catches. As we normalize, look for great catches of mahi-mahi, sailfish, wahoo and cobia to be hitting the docks in the weeks to come. Good luck to everyone fishing out there this week. I'll sea ya on the water.

Capt. Paul Roydhouse


Fish Species: Sailfish, snapper, amberjack, shark, wahoo
Bait Used: bonitos and mullet
Tackle Used: Penn 30 International
Method Used: Trolling
Water Depth: 350
Water Temperature: 77
Wind Direction: east
Wind Speed: 10-20 knots
Big snapper caught by these lucky fisher gals
Big snapper caught by these lucky fisher gals

huge amberjack caught deep dropping
huge amberjack caught deep dropping

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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