|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.|
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