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Great February Bottom Fishing In Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Vinnie Sacks
February 19, 2024
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hello everyone, Capt. Vinnie here this week we have a great report for you. We will start off this week with the theme which is bottom fishing, as of late there has been a surplus of deep water snapper species like yellow eye snapper, vermillion snapper, and blackfin snappers right off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. We have been catching these snappers on deep water structures like shipwrecks and live bottom as deep as 400 foot. Cut pieces of bait works best on a multiple hook rig like a chicken rig. I prefer to use bonito for bait over anything else because of the durability of the skin. it will stay on the hook when you get a few bites unlike squid or other softer baits, these snappers are not picky the key to being successful when deep water snapper fishing is finding them. If you can find them you will catch them! All these deep water snappers are great eating but one thing I would like to mention is that this is a condition related fishery as in they don't bite everyday, currents and winds play a big part in this type of fishing and if it doesn't all aline correctly its usually not even worth trying. Other then snappers this week we are just starting to see some amberjacks on some of the deep water ship wrecks, live bait is going to be key to entice a hard fighting amberjack. The troll this week has been somewhat slow we have been having some dirty water the last few days and most pelagic fish are not a fan of that, we did just have a front pass us so the slow fishing we had should pick up right away. Im expecting big things coming up this week should see some great sailfish action more large amberjacks on wrecks and maybe a showing that spring is to come with some larger tunas in the mix. This week please be sure to check out some of the great photos of some recent catches we had while out on our deep sea fishing charters, also don't forget to give us a like and follow on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing so you can see what we are catching day to day. This week and next week coming up we have availability for fishing charters the weather looks like it is going to be very nice so if your in the Fort Lauderdale area or even planning a trip down we would love to show you a great day on the water. Capt. Vinnie

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:

winds north west 15mph

Target Species:

tuna dolphin wahoo sailfish snapper grouper

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5620 N Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019
Phone: 954-559-4700
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