Archive for February, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by Captain

sailfish on fishing charter

Fort Lauderdale fishing charter catches sailfish

My favorite time of the year has arrived, Fort Lauderdale’s best season for fishing. This is the month when it all begins, the big fish start showing up around the wrecks, pelagic fish like dolphin, tuna and wahoo are on the Gulfstream’s edge, and the big game shark migration begins where we can catch game sharks 6-10 feet long every day. It’s a great month for fishing, just about anything you try yields nice fish. Wreck fishing is one of my favorites, because the amberjack fishing. You can pull up to a wreck, drop a live bait and within a minute be hooked into a 40-60 pound gamefish. Amberjacks are super aggressive. If you get a bait anywhere near one, they inhale it. Big groupers, cobia, barracuda, snappers and more live around these shipwrecks and can be caught here too, but you rarely get your bait past the giant amberjacks. These fish are super strong, one of the strongest fighting fish you will pull against. I love ’em!

fishing chater for bottom fish

Nice Fort Lauderdale fishing charter aboard Big Game

Every year in Fort Lauderdale this time of year, we have a few days when the wind blows hard out of the east for a few days in a row. When this happens, the dolphin fishing goes off the chain, right in on the reef and inside edge of the Gulfstream. Big bull dolphin and cows, 20 pounds and bigger come in on the reef to spawn. They eat everything in sight and everybody catches a boat-load of fish. This few day window of dolphin-flurry action always sneaks up on us and it lasts just as long as that hard east wind blows, and then it’s over. And for all you big game fishermen out there, this is the beginning of the Fort Lauderdale shark migration, when tens of thousands of hammerheads, probably hundreds of thousands, migrate northward along our coast. They generally stay out in 350′ and deeper in the warm Gulfstream current. We catch a lot of monster hammerheads, and also some exotic sharks such as thresher, mako and tiger sharks. These fish fight us for up to 2 hours on our heaviest gear. It’s a big game fisherman’s dream come true. Get ready for some great fishing this month. Tight Lines everyone and good luck on your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.

Capt. Rod Roydhouse
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter

fishing charter for almaco jack

Fishing Fort Lauderdale for almaco jacks