Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna and More on our Sportfishing Charters
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
April 27, 2016
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
The fishing is great this week in Fort Lauderdale. April and May are 2 of our best fishing months of the year and this year did not disappoint. Schools of mahi-mahi are swimming through our waters in decent sized schools and they are hungry. Mahi-mahi are not picky eaters, in fact, they eat just about everything they come across. You just have to get the baits in front of their noses. Mahi grow from 1 pound to 12 pounds in only 6 months, they grow extremely fast. April and May are the months when they migrate through our waters and this is the all around best time to go out there looking for them.
Mixed in with mahi are all the usual culprits... tuna, wahoo, barracuda, sailfish and kingfish are also biting. Tunas usually school up and bite especially good in May. They are already showing up and we can see them busting the schools of baitfish on the surface. Wahoo we catch when we're trolling around and they always bite when you least expect it. Although this is not the best season for sailfish, there are some sailfish on the reef and they are a definite possibility. Kingfish are patrolling the reef and there are some big ones of them around biting as well.
Wrecks are still holding some big fish, which should continue through the end of June. Big amberjacks are here now and biting good. If you want to catch the strongest fish pound for pound in the ocean, then try some wreck fishing. Amberjacks are super strong and very aggressive so you have excellent chances at hitting one of these beasts. Grouper season is about to open on May 1. Get ready! They haven't been harassed by us fisherman for over 4 months, so they are no longer 'hook-shy'. We're catching them now but we have to throw them back. On May 1, we're allowed to keep them again.
Excellent fishing these days on the Fort Lauderdale reefs and wrecks. We still have our good days and our slow days, but good days are much more prevalent this time of year and slow days are few and far between. Good luck fishing this week, I'll sea ya on the water!
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
301 Seabreeze Blvd
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