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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter

Posted on March 8th, 2012 by Captain

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter
Fishing is getting awesome in Fort Lauderdale this month. March, April and May are my 3 favorite months for fishing in Fort Lauderdale. All the coolest fish in the ocean are starting to show up and bite for us. Today, Robert and I went out on an afternoon charter and had an awesome trip. We had a family that asked us to catch them the biggest fish we could find. Big game fishing this time of year means kite fishing, so we went out to 300ft of water and set out our fishing kites. The action started immediately. We caught 2 sailfish right off the bat, double header caught at the same time. Catching one sailfish is hair-raising enough, but a double header really gets my adrenaline pumping. We set the kite baits out again, and we did have 2 more sailfish come up to look at the baits, but they were window-shoppers and swam off without eating. The sailfish were awesome, but that wasn’t all we caught.

Fort Lauderdale fishing charter with New Lattitude

Fort Lauderdale fishing charter with New Lattitude


I heard of some big amberjacks biting around the shipwrecks and we were pretty close to a good wreck that I knew, so we reeled in our kite baits and made a run for the wreck. On our first drop, we hooked into something really big. The fish took a massive run, deep into the wreck and busted us off. We couldn’t pull him out. Busting off that fish pissed me off, so I pulled out our big 130 Penn International reel, I call it the “Stump Puller”. Robert baited it with a giant blue-runner and the angler dropped it to the bottom. As soon as we hit the bottom and the angler put the reel into STRIKE, the rod doubled over with a monster fish. I powered the boat ahead and yelled down, “Hammer down the drag. Put it into PARK!”. We pulled the fish out of the wreck and after a 10 minute fight, the fish popped up on the surface with a belly full of gasses. It was a monster warsaw grouper, 50 pounds or bigger. Nice Fish! We made a couple more drops and caught a nice amberjack before it was time to head home from the charter. It was a great Fort Lauderdale fishing charter. Thanks guys for coming fishing with us and please come back to do another charter with us the next time you are in Fort Lauderdale. There are some really nice fish biting out there. Fishing is getting good in Fort Lauderdale. Sea you out there and good luck everyone!

Capt Rod Roydhouse
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter
(954)707-2147