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Chilly Weather In Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Vinnie Sacks
January 24, 2022
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie here for this weeks report we have some chilly weather right now in Fort Lauderdale, but what might be chilly for us down here may not be chilly for anyone that lives up north. Starting this report off we are going to go inshore... the fishing has of late could best be described as hit and miss, some days better them others thats forsure, I think we needed a few more cold fronts in order to push fish from up north to start there migration down towards fort Lauderdale, there has been a bunch of gamefish species around to catch but only 1 or 2 of that species daily. On the inshore side bottom fishing has been the thing to do we normally start off our days trolling because that is the best way to get some action but when trolling is slow we like to go bottom fishing because it is usually somewhat productive and a good way to put some fish in the cooler and have a great fish dinner. Fishing deeper structure for snapper has been good when the current is light, nice sized vermillion and yellow eye snapper have been biting fairly good also the occasional snowy grouper as well one of my favorites for the dinner table. A few amberjack are starting to show up as well on shipwrecks, live bait or vertical jigs have been the best bet for them, amberjack will start to show up in heavy numbers as we approach February and March. Moving offshore trolling has been hit and miss but seems either early morning or late afternoon have been the best to produce a few bites. blackfin tuna have been good sized and are being caught on the troll with small spoons fished under the surface with planners the tuna bite seems to be much better in the later afternoons then the morning. As far as morning goes, wahoo or bust has been the name of the game, trolling at quicker speeds has been the name of the game to hopefully entice a finky wahoo into biting. Bigger seawitch and bonito strips fished on planners or fished on the surface have been the best way to target the wahoo and depths from 200 to 500 feet. Shark fishing is beginning to pick up and should be something that will also improve as we approach the next few months. Fishing depths of up to 350 feet have been good when there is current. Hammerhead sharks have been the most common but there has been other species as well like the thresher shark we have pictured this week, shark fishing is a good way to tangle with something big if your looking for a fight that is defiantly the way to get it. Fishing is going to improve very shortly and its defiantly something to get excited about, be sure to check out some of the pictures this week of some recent catches during our deep sea fishing trips, also remember to follow us on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing content.
Capt. Vinnie 954 559 4700
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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:

Winds Northwest 15mph

Target Species:

tuna dolphin wahoo sailfish snapper grouper

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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