Quick Cast:
 Area Reports
 Find-a-Guide
 Forums
 Tides

Departments:
 Articles
 Books
 Clubs & Orgs.
 Fishing Reports
 Feedback
 Forums
 Fly Fishing
 Guides & Charters
 Links
 Photo Gallery
 Reef Locator
 Regulations
 Software
 Survey
 Tournaments
 Travel
 Weather
 Home

Administration:
 About Us
 Advertising
 Contact
 Privacy
 Terms of Use
 Web Development

Sailfish and Dolphin action in Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
December 5, 2013
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Click to Enlarge Photo


It's the best time of the year to catch sailfish in Fort Lauderdale. Every year, sailfish migrate down our coastline and for a couple months, take up residence in our baitfish-laden waters in 100-150ft. This small stretch of water, just a mile to a mile and a half off our shore, has become affectionately known as "Sailfish Alley". The cooler weather gets the sailfish really chummed up. This sailfish was caught by Ben Getz on a sportfishing charter. You can see the Ft Lauderdale skyline in the background to see how close to shore we're fishing.

Click to Enlarge Photo

The dolphin are also a main attraction this month. This is one of the many dolphin we've caught over the past few weeks, ranging anywhere from 4 pounds up to 30 pounds. There are a lot of schoolie dolphin scattered on the reefs right now. Usually dolphin are an offshore fish, but the strong east winds push them in on the reefs into just 100ft of water. Dolphin are great eating fish. The restaurants call them mahi-mahi, the Hawaiian name, for obvious reasons. Some days are better than others, but we're averaging 4-6 dolphin per trip on our half day sportfishing charters this week.

Click to Enlarge Photo


With the sailfish and dolphin action so good, who could ask for more, but wahoo and tuna are also about and are frequently caught on our charters. Black fin tunas like to school up, so when you find one, you're probably in a school of them. Often, we'll hook into a single black fin tuna and then every line in our spread suddenly gets eaten and we're fighting 6 fish at the same time. Most black fin tunas this time of year are football sized, but we're catching a couple up to 35 pounds too. Some big wahoo, 15-35 pounds are out there biting as well. This is an all-around good season for all our pelagic migratory fish. It's a great time of year to come fishing in Fort Lauderdale and catch some awesome game fish.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse
754-214-7863
www.FishHeadquarters.com

Target Species:

sailfish, dolphin, mutton snapper

More Fishing Reports:

 

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.

Contact Info:

Fishing Headquarters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-525-4665
Alt. Phone: 754-214-7863
Email the Captain
Visit his Web Site
Browse Photo Gallery
Display Find-a-Guide Listing


Copyright © 1997-2017, CyberAngler - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use
For Questions and comments please use our Feedback Form
Back to the Top