Dolphin Fishing is Awesome this Month in Fort Lauderdale
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
November 6, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
We're having some great dolphin action this month on our deep sea fishing charters. November is usually a great month for the larger mahi as they get blown in by the strong east winds that are prevalent this month. Last November, we caught some of the biggest mahi-mahi of the year. We also caught a large amount of good sized 10-20 pounders. People often ask me when the best time of year to catch dolphin fish is, and my answer is November and April. I know that those are opposite times of the year, but both of those months tend to be the very best times of year to catch mahi-mahi.
This is also a good time of year for blackfin tunas. They are scattered on the reef this time of year, but there are some larger blackfin tunas around and we catch them often mixed in with our catches of kingfish and mahi-mahi. The tunas this time of year average 7-10 pounds and sometimes get up to the 20-30 pound range. The tunas have totally replaced the bonitos on the reef. To catch a bonito this time of year is actually rare, while tunas are just about everywhere. If you're on a trolling trip, make sure to do 2 things. Always have a small, lightweight surface lure out that a tuna will eat. And don't forget to bring the wasabi and soy.
Sailfish season is upon us. We're fully into the beginning of the sailfish season and so far this year, we've only had a few small flurries of them. Look for them to show up strong during the next cold front. Usually the second cold front of the year marks the beginning of the big sailfish run for Fort Lauderdale. If you want to know the best time of year for sailfish, it is mid November through early January. Sailfish are a species that can be caught any time of the year here while fishing Fort Lauderdale, but this is time season where you have the best chances at them.
Good luck to everyone fishing this week. Our sportfishing charters are coming in with some awesome catches and if mahi-mahi is one of your favorite fish to eat, you likely won't go home hungry. I'll sea you on the water.
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
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