Wahoo are Snapping in Fort Lauderdale

2015-11-23 17:31:48
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
300 ft of water offshore Fort Lauderdale

What a great trip we had yesterday with a total catch of 4 wahoo, blackfin tuna and kingfish… all in a half day sportfishing charter. The wahoos were snapping in 300ft of water off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. We were out on a half day sportfish charter and went immediately to slow trolling live goggle eyes out of the outriggers. There was enough wind for the kite but slow trolling allows us to cover more territory with the baits. On the first bite, there were 3 wahoos fighting over the long-rigger bait. The goggle eye was jumping out of the water, freaking out. The biggest one finally got it in its mouth and the two others swam up and ate the other 2 rigger baits. Once we caught those, and it took a while, we circled back through the same area and caught anther big wahoo, a big blackfin tuna and a nice kingfish. It was some serious action. The biggest one estimated 50 pounds and 2 out of 3 of the others were over 30. You never know what you'll catch on one of our deep sea fishing trips.

The fishing has been good this fall fishing season for us. The mullet run always brings a lot of fish with it… dolphins, tuna, wahoo, sailfish and more. We catch some of our nicest fish of the whole year over the next month or 2. It's been a little quiet on sailfish, but they will start snapping as soon as we have our first cold front. For now, mahi-mahi are biting very good on the outside edge of the reef, some of them quite large. Wahoo are lurking the same area. Bonitos, kingfish and tuna are biting pretty good on the reef. It's been excellent trolling and live baiting lately. Good luck to everyone fishing over the next few weeks. I'll sea ya on the water.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse



Fish Species: wahoo
Bait Used: live goggle eyes
Tackle Used: Penn 30 International
Method Used: live baiting
Water Depth: 300FT
Water Temperature: 82 degrees
Wind Direction: East
Wind Speed: 10 knots
Big wahoo caught fishing Fort Lauderdale
Big wahoo caught fishing Fort Lauderdale

Nice wahoo catch at the dock
Nice wahoo catch at the dock

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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