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Bonitos, Bonitos, Bonitos, Kingfish, Bonitos, Bonitos, Kingfish

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
August 22, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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The title says it all. The bonitos and the kingfish are snapping off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. We are catching bonitos, kingfish, blackfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo and sailfish in the following respective ratio: 12:4:2:2:1:1. That's the general report of the reef action when trolling offshore Ft Lauderdale. A few rare sailfish and/or wahoo, a few barracuda and tunas, decent amount of kingfish and lots and lots of bonitos. It's actually a great time of year for people who just like to catch fish and aren't picky about the species. But even a purist fisherman gets tired of all the bonitos in the summer. For a charter fisherman, bonitos are great. First off, they are a great bait fish. We use the crap out of them. We use every part of the bonito for bait and some people, who aren't too picky about the fish they, actually do eat them. And best of all, they provide awesome action from a larger, super strong species of fish. I love bonitos!

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The sheer numbers of bonitos on the reef this time of year is impressive. It's like south Florida's own version of the Blue Planet video series with just millions and billions of metric tons of fish all over our reefs. In about 3 or 4 months, we will be extremely grateful if we are lucky enough to catch a single bonito, much less 20 of them in a single half day trip. No matter how much you love or hate bonitos, they are here this time of year and will make up a majority of your catch. I say enjoy them while they are here and catch them up! Good luck out there fishing everyone. I'll sea ya on the water.

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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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
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