Drift Fishing- Lots of Action on the Reef
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
January 5, 2014
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
The drift fishing on board the Catch My Drift out of Fort Lauderdale is very good this week. Today, we went out and caught over 100 fish on a half day trip... over 30 keepers. Lots of yellowtails are biting on the reef, some of them very big ones. We usually get mostly small yellowtails on the reef during the winter months, but there are some big ones biting. Also, a few mutton snappers are hitting, groupers are biting some, and we're catching a surprising amount of African Pompano. African pompano are a fish we catch very rarely here in Fort Lauderdale. Lots of other bottom fish are hitting too, including porgies, grunts, trigger fish and lots of jacks.
The night anchor fishing is also doing very well. Large mutton snappers are hitting out there, mangrove snappers too and some good size yellowtails. Lots and lots of the yellowtails are small ones (throw backs) but there are many keepers too and a few of those are flags! Groupers are biting a bit, not red hot but a few every night. Sharks, eels, lionfish and other throw back fish are being caught mixed in with the yellowtails. All in all, the night anchor fishing the past few nights is doing great with lots and lots of fish.
The Catch My Drift fishes 3 trips daily... AM, PM and Night. The 2 daytime trips are both drift fishing trips on the reef (sometimes we anchor too if the captain thinks it will catch more fish). At night, we always anchor and chum for snappers. The price is only $40 for adults and $30 for kids and everything is included. It's a very affordable way to get out there and catch some fish. Make sure to follow us on Facebook to see all the fish we're catching. I post a lot of photos on Facebook to show everyone what's biting out there. Follow us at www.facebook.com/FISHINGHQ Hope to see you out there fishing with us.
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
snapper, grouper, cobia, kingfish, african pompano and anything else we can hook
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