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Summer is here in Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Vinnie Sacks
May 23, 2022
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie here, I have a good report this week the fishing remains pretty steady as expected for this time of year so lets get to it... As of late fishing in the Fort Lauderdale area has been consistent obviously as fishing goes some days are better then others but as a whole we have been having pretty good catches daily, with the summer time approaching its been super hot out there on the water so it seems the best times to fish are early mornings or late afternoons. Starting offshore there has been a few mahi mahi around but like I said last week it is a little early for them we should start to see them in a month of so but its a great sign to see them this early in the season, tuna have been hit and miss right now some days they are there and hungry and other days you scratch your head wondering where they went, as far as wahoo I always preach the month of May not being great for them but if the conditions are right its always worth spending a little time fishing for them specially early in the morning trolling planners down deep at fast speeds you could always get lucky and get one. Moving on the inshore side of things plenty of kingfish on the edge of the reef right now trolling planners with fresh bonito strips in depths from 80 feet on out to 120 feet has been most productive also some bonito in the mix as well, bonito are not the greatest fish to eat but they do fight hard which always makes for good fun. On days with good current plenty of big game sharks are biting right now to, fighting a shark is a good way to test yourself as an angler and pull on something large. Wreck fishing has been very productive to with live bait, large trophy amberjack are on some of the local shipwrecks just off the coast of fort Lauderdale, these guys can fight they call them reef donkeys for a reason if your looking for a fight amberjack won't back down trust me. Last but not least there has been some snappers biting on days with light current, vermillion snapper has been the catch as of late small cut baits like squid or bonito is the best, they have been moving around alot some days they are in 250 feet of water and some days out as deep as 500 feet, but once you find them they are very hungry thats for sure. Lots of fish biting right now in Fort Lauderdale in my opinion its a great time to get out and do some deep sea fishing if you are in the Fort Lauderdale area, make sure this week to check out some of the great pictures we have of some recent catches, also remember to follow us on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing content. Back at it the next few days so should have a good report next week stay tuned more later... Capt. Vinnie 954 559 4700

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:

winds calm and seas calm

Target Species:

tuna dolphin wahoo sailfish snapper grouper

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1005 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-245-9528
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