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Action Packed Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
March 8, 2014
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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The fishing is going off in Fort Lauderdale this week. Lots of wahoos, tunas, sailfish, sharks, amberjacks and more are biting. March is the season when everything starts picking up and the biggest fish of the whole year hit the dock. Already we're seeing the action on the reefs and wrecks begin lighting up! With the nice calm weather we're having, we've fished every single day the past week. Some big wahoos are biting in 200-300ft of water. We're catching them trolling the planers at a fast clip. Yesterday, Capt. Dave and Chris landed a triple header wahoo! On the same trip they caught a couple nice blackfin tunas and a couple bonitos.

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You might recognize this family. They were the ones that caught the monster Hammerhead shark with us last year! They came back this year and caught this beauty of an amberjack. This is the time of year when they big jacks begin showing up around our local shipwrecks in 200+ feet of water. They congregate hard around these wrecks, as it is a source of constant food for their voracious appetites. In another month, the jacks will be so thick around the wrecks, we won't be able to drop the bait fully to the bottom without it being eaten by a hungry jack. The fishing in Ft Lauderdale in the spring months IS THAT GOOD.

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Sailfish are still biting strong out here too. The winter is the best season of the year for sailfish, but there are always some around in the spring too. This week, we've had a great run of sailfish. They are biting anywhere from 100-500ft of water. Kite fishing with live goggle eyes has been working the best, but a few sailfish are being caught trolling too. Sharks are also biting on the kites in the same depths of water. Whenever we kite fish for sailfish, we always throw out a shark bait in case Jaws swims by. We caught this nice tiger shark the other day doing this.

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Out in the really deep waters, tilefish are showing up. Not the regular grey tilefish we've been catching all winter long. Golden tilefish, the tilefish that live in super deep waters, are biting in 500+ feet of water on the bottom. If the conditions are right and there isn't too much current to contend with, deep dropping in 500ft of water is working great for excellent golden tilefish catches this week. Golden tilefish are great eating fish. Some call them "poor man's lobster". They are tough to catch, but worth the effort. They are exceptional fighters too, fighting with all their strength the entire fight up to the surface.

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The action is great on all kinds of species off our coast. No matter what type of fish you're after, March through May is our all-around best season of the year to come fishing. Good luck to all the anglers fishing with us this week. Catch ‘em up!

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy 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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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
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