Archive for May, 2012

Ft Lauderdale Shark Fishing

Posted on May 24th, 2012 by Captain

Hammerhead shark caught shark fishing in Ft Lauderdale

Hammerhead shark caught shark fishing in Ft Lauderdale

The fishing is great in Fort Lauderdale this month.  March through June is BIG GAME fishing season here in South Florida and big fish are snappin’.  This is the peak of our famous shark fishing season in Fort Lauderdale.  Hammerhead sharks are making traveling down our coastline in incredible numbers.  Literally thousands, perhaps ten’s of thousands of hammerheads make their way northward during these months, right through the middle of our fishing grounds.  We’ve done a couple shark fishing trips this week and we’re batting a thousand.  Hammerheads on every trip we’ve soaked the baits for them.  One of the biggest hammerheads, T-Heads as we call them, was 10 ft long, over 300 pounds.  Hammerheads are also cool because they have that nice hammer on their head, which makes them easy to grab and control their head, so we can pull them into the boat for a quick pic.    

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Hammerheads aren’t the only sharks in Fort Lauderdale.  Plenty of other shark species are also biting.  This month we’ve caught 2 big makos, a 400 pound thresher shark, a bunch of dusky/sandbar sharks and some black tip sharks.  Shark season in Fort Lauderdale is in full swing.  The good shark fishing is really the result of all the other activity we have going on in Fort Lauderdale right now.  With so much available food on the reef and wrecks, it makes sense that so many big game sharks are feeding in our fishing zone.  Usually the great shark fishing lasts until August and then slows down, so plan your shark fishing trips now!   Good luck fishing out there everyone and Tight Lines!

Capt. Rod Roydhouse

Ft Lauderdale Shark Fishing

(954)707-2147

Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing Trip

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 by Captain

Nice catch aboard the Big Game on a sportfishing charter

Nice catch aboard the Big Game on a sportfishing charter

Great fishing today on our sportfishing charter. We set out this morning on a 4 hour private sportfishing charter. Denny, our customer, told us that he wanted to catch dinner and then go after something big. Well, grouper season just opened up on May 1, so we knew we could easily catch some nice groupers around the wrecks. The groupers have been completely unharrassed by us fishermen for over 5 months. They are stacked up around all the wrecks. On our first grouper spot, we caught 3 snowy groupers in just as many drops. We also caught a 50 pound amberjack fishing the same wreck. So, with dinner in the box, we went out to the edge of the gulfstream, into 350ft of water and set our kites for something big. We kite fished for about a half hour with no bites, so we decided to make some drops for vermillion snappers while we were kite fishing. 3-5 vermillion snappers were coming up on every drop, 3-4 pounders all of them. It was fun for about 20 minutes until Capt Paul yelled down, “Sailfish, LEFT SHORT”. We free spooled to the sail for a minute and then gunned the boat ahead and started winding until we came tight. Fish on! We caught the sailfish in about 20 minutes. The sailfish was gagged, so we brought him in. It was a fun day. Not bad for a half day fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale.

Sailfish caught charter fishing in Fort Lauderdale by Denny, Capt Rod and Capt Paul

Sailfish caught charter fishing in Fort Lauderdale by Denny, Capt Rod and Capt Paul

The fishing in Fort Lauderdale is getting awesome. Some monster fish have hit the docks this week. Big Hammerhead sharks are everywhere and can almost be caught on demand. They are in the middle of their major migration down our coastline. They are moving fast and they are hungry. If you want to catch a 6-10 ft hammerhead shark, this is the month to go fishing. Other big sharks are biting out there too. Mako sharks are being caught out there, as well as deep water thresher sharks. Fishing is hot this time of year for the Fort Lauderdale charter fishing boats. Good luck fishing everyone.

Capt. Rod Roydhouse

Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing Trip

(954)707-2147

Nice sportfishing catch on a charter fishing trip

Nice sportfishing catch on a charter fishing trip