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Amazing Grouper Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
December 17, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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There is something strange happening on our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters this week. Groupers are biting like crazy. This is the last month where groupers can be kept. They go out of season as of January 1. But for the last 2 week, the groupers are just plain ole' snapping! We're catching them on the wrecks in 60ft of water all the way up to 220ft. They are biting live baits really good and we're also catching them on ballyhoo plugs. The groupers we're catching have been humongous this year. We've caught several giant black groupers over 50 pounds over the past few days. Most of the groupers that we're catching are black groupers. A few red groupers are being caught on the drift boat as well as some strawberries and coneys.

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A couple days ago we caught the biggest gag grouper that I have ever seen. Gag groupers are normally 15-20 pounds in weight but this gag was over 60 pounds. I have been grouper fishing in Fort Lauderdale for many years and I don't think I have ever seen a gag grouper caught even close to that size. This fish swam too close to the nuclear power plant or something. But that fish aside, the grouper bite has been phenomenal this past week and it doesn't seem to be slowing down at all. The groupers are snapping out there. Come out and get some while they are still in season and biting everything you throw at them. Sea ya on the water.

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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301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
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