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Great Snapper Bite on our Fort Lauderdale Night Fishing Trips

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
May 27, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Many of the fish we catch bite only during the day. Mahi-mahi, tuna, bonito, wahoo and sailfish are rarely caught night fishing in Fort Lauderdale. But some fish are nocturnal feeders and bite even better at night. Snappers and sharks are 2 species that bite even better at night than they do during the day trips. Snappers are nocturnal feeders, which means they abandon their normal timidness and the get much braver to venture out in search of food. While they might bite shyly during the daytime drift trips, they are much more aggressive once it gets dark.

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We catch all kinds of snappers at night including mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper, lane snapper, schoolmaster snapper, mahogany snapper and vermillion snapper. That's a lot of snapper! Snappers are one of the main bottom fish species in Fort Lauderdale and they are in my opinion, far and away the best eating fish in the ocean. There's nothing better than fresh snapper on the grill.

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Sharks are the other species that bites great at night. Sharks bite in the daytime too, but they get extra hungry at night. On our night anchor trips aboard our drift boat, we catch a lot of nurse, bull and dusky sharks on our night trips. Sometimes during the summer months, we get a school of cuban night sharks or Atlantic sharpnose that come through and eat every bait we have set. That's some fun fishing, having 20 sharks on the lines at one time. The summer months are when the reef sharks are at their peak.

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There is a lot more biting on our night anchor trips but snappers are sharks are starting to heat up the bite. This is a great month to come out on the water and catch some of the best eating fish of the sea. Let's go fishing!

Capt. Paul Roydhouse

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Come fishing with us on one of our 3 daily trips aboard the 85ft Catch My Drift for only $40 per person. Drift fish the reefs for kingfish, tuna, snapper and grouper. Also, Sportfishing charters with Capt Paul Roydhouse catch some of the biggest fish in the ocean. Capt Paul is a Ft Lauderdale native fisherman, with over 43 years of local, full-time fishing experience. We also run All Day Fishing trips for only $100 per person aboard the Mary B III. Sportfishing/drift fishing combo trip.

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