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Hot Days And Hot Fishing In Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Vinnie Sacks
July 8, 2024
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hello everyone, Capt. Vinnie here. As of late in Fort Lauderdale it has been feeling like what they say dog days of summer. We have been having exceptional weather here mostly flat calm everyday but man has it been hot, but even with the hot temps the fish don't seem to mind to much. For this week I have a solid report so lets get into it, first on the offshore side seems that the mahi are here and here to stay right now I still recommend an 8 hour charter if you really want to go strictly mahi fishing because sometimes you need that extra time to find them. Right now birds are the money maker if you can find birds the mahi will be close behind, one other key factor in being successful when mahi fishing is brining some live bait offshore with you preferably pilchards, when you get into a school of mahi you want to be able to cast to them something that they will have a hard time saying no to and thats going to be a live pilchard I recommend at least 2 dozen live baits, the live bait could be the difference maker between catching 3 fish or 30. Also offshore when looking for birds there has been a few skipjack tuna, now the skipjack tuna are very wary of the boat so you will have to fish your lures further away behind the boat and that will help you get more bites. The mahi been anywhere from 8-15 miles offshore. Moving inshore there has been a pretty solid bite in the early mornings with a variety of species biting like barracuda, bonito, blackfin tuna, as well as the occasional wahoo. The best depth seems to be around 200 feet of water. Our deeper lines have been producing the most bites specially when the sun is higher. The cooler water is deeper and fishing a line as deep as 60 foot down is going to keep a bait in the strike zone more and lead to more bites. As far as a bottom fishing bite this week there has been some decent snapper action on some hard bottom in depths are 300 feet, mostly vermillion snappers and a few yelloweye as well, keep in mind with bottom fishing specially as deep as 300 feet it is very condition related meaning the current cant be to strong or the wind, everything has to line up just right in order for you to be successful. This week please be sure to check out some of the great photos of some recent catches caught while out on our deep sea fishing charters and remember to give us a like and follow on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing content. Coming up for the rest of the month of July we have availability so if your coming down to Fort Lauderdale and looking to do some deep sea fishing we would love to show you a great time on the water. Capt. Vinnie

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:

winds and seas calm

Target Species:

tuna dolphin wahoo sailfish snapper grouper

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