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Sailfish and Dolphin Fishing in Fort Lauderdale Great this November

Posted on November 6th, 2012 by Captain

 

Sailfishing is awesome in November in Fort Lauderdale

Sailfishing is awesome in November in Fort Lauderdale

It’s sailfish season here in Fort Lauderdale. With the first couple of cold fronts starting to move through, the sailfishing this year is nothing short of spectacular. Every year, from October through January, the sailfish make a massive migration down our coastline. In Fort Lauderdale, we call the strip of water between 100-150ft of water, ‘Sailfish Alley’. For catching sailfish, the best technique is kite fishing. We fly kites and use the kites to suspend live baits on the surface of the water. The struggling bait makes vibrations that attract fish in from a large radius. Sailfish, tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, sharks, kingfish and cobia all go nuts over a kite bait. It’s the best way to catch big fish this time of year. If there isn’t enough wind to fly the kites, slow trolling live baits from the outriggers is a great alternative and gives you the added benefit of covering a lot more ground that you would by kite fishing. Any technique of live baiting you choose should be rewarding, the big fish are really biting good this month.

Nice Dolphin Catch fishing in Fort Lauderdale with New Lattitude Sportfishing

Nice Dolphin Catch fishing in Fort Lauderdale with New Lattitude Sportfishing

The mullet run is happening now along the beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Huge schools of mullet are making their way northward along our beaches. You can see them right off the beach. These schools of mullet look like big dark shadows in the water, the size of a bus, moving slowly along the shoreline. All kinds of gamefish follow behind these schools, picking off the slower swimming and injured mullet. I like to come in to the shallows this time of year and fish near these schools. You can catch huge tarpon, snook, permit, grouper, snapper, cobia, barracuda and every kind of shark you can think of. Best bait to fish in these mullet schools? You guessed it… Mullet, dead or alive. For a live mullet, clip a piece of the tail off so it is bleeding and swimming injured. Make sure to use appropriate gear, and lean on the heavy side 25-50# tackle. You would be surprised at the monster fish you can catch just a few hundred yards off the beach. Good luck fishing everyone and
Tight Lines!

Capt. Rod Roydhouse

Fort Lauderdale Sportfishing

Nice Dolphin catch fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Nice Dolphin catch fishing in Fort Lauderdale