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Good Action on Wahoo and Kingfish in Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
January 21, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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This week has been a total turnaround for our fishing in Fort Lauderdale. The kingfish are snapping on the reef. We're catching a lot of them in 80-120ft of water. Our charter today went out and limited out on kingfish, and then caught a nice 25 pound wahoo to top it all off. We also caught some bonitos mixed in with the catch. Not bad for a half day trip. That's how its been the past few days on our half day sportfishing charters. With only 4 hours to fish, trolling is a great way to cover some ground and get some fish in the box. With the steady action on kingfish, action hasn't been a problem for us. The fish are biting noticeably better in the afternoon hours than in the morning. Perhaps its just that by the afternoon trip, we know what depth of water they fish are moving through in the best numbers.

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A few monster fish are biting on our sportfishing charters as well. We caught this HUMONGOUS wahoo while trolling in 200ft of water, just outside the Fort Lauderdale reef. With the big wahoos around, it's wise to make some passes outside the reef too. You don't need to go super far offshore. The bait and the food are on the reef. Large predators like wahoo and really big kingfish like to patrol just outside the reef and grab prey as they swim just outside the protection of the reef. Below is a really nice kingfish we caught trolling a couple days ago. While most of the kingfish are in the 8-12 pound range, once in a while we catch a huge smoker kingfish like the 40+ pounder below. These really big kingfish aren't as common but they all swim together and we catch them doing the same technique... trolling. When you're dragging lures around in Ft Lauderdale, you never know what you're gonna catch! 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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