Fort Lauderdale Sportfishing- Great Action This Week

Posted on October 16th, 2009 by Captain

Bottom fishing trip for groupers, snapper and cobia

Bottom fishing trip for groupers, snapper and cobia

The fishing in Fort Lauderdale was excellent this week.  A lot of bottom fish are biting around our bottom fishing spots.  We’re catching some really nice snowy groupers right now.  Snowy groupers live in depths of water over 400 feet.  They average in size around 5-7 pounds but can sometimes reach a weight of 30 pounds.  They fight very hard for their size and sometimes, using a 3 hook rig, you can catch more than one grouper at a time.  This week, we’ve spent some time poking around at the bottom spots looking for these groupers.  

Bottom fishing for grouper

Bottom fishing for grouper

Red snappers are biting great out there now too.  Fortunately for us, they bite on the same bait and same rig that the groupers do, so we can catch both snappers and groupers at the same time.  Snappers are smaller fish, but wow do they taste delicious.  On one drop, we caught a snowy grouper, a red snapper and a cobia on the same rig.  A bottom fish grand slam in a single drop.  Bottom fishing is excellent right now, fishing in Fort Lauderdale.  Until next week, sea you on the water.

Capt. Rod Roydhouse

(954)707-2147

Bottom fishing for a little bit of everything

Bottom fishing for a little bit of everything