Today we had Erik, one of our long time customers out fishing on a charter. We headed out and caught bait right away, trolling around the sea buoy for the small bonitos. These are excellent baits for just about any game fish in the ocean. We went straight to a shipwreck that had been producing well for us lately. On the very first drop, after only being on the bottom for a moment, we hooked into a monster. The fish almost dumped the 80W International we were dropping with. After a half hour fight, the fish popped up on the surface and revealed itself. It was a monster Warsaw grouper, probably 50 pounds or better. Warsaw groupers are the largest groupers that we catch in Fort Lauderdale and although this isn’t as large as they can get, it was still a great big one!
Well, the ocean was rough and a couple of people in the party had gotten sea sick, so we decided to go into the Intracoastal waterway and fish in the calm, protected waters. Wouldn’t you believe it, the fish were snapping in the Intracoastal that day too. We caught not one, not two, but 3 monster barracudas. Much larger barracudas than we normally catch in the ocean. We caught them all on light tackle too, so it was extra fun. Everyone on the trip caught a big game fish today, the fishing was excellent. There is an awesome sailfish bite going on in South Florida this month. December and January are probably the top months to go sailfishing in Fort Lauderdale. We’re also seeing some wahoo, a few mahi-mahi and lots of these small, football-sized black fin tunas. Great fishing and great catching happening in Fort Lauderdale. It’s a great time for a big game sportfishing charter.Capt. Rod Roydhouse New Lattitude Sportfishing www.NewLattitude.com (954)707-2147