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Our $40 Drift Fishing Trips Are Catching Lots of Snappers

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
March 27, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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It's been a good week of fishing on our drift fishing trips. Our 2 drift boats, the Mary B III and the Catch My Drift are catching a lot of nice snappers out there. Mangrove snappers are biting excellent and so are the biggest of the snappers that we catch, mutton snappers. Spring is a good time of year to go bottom fishing in Fort Lauderdale. The snappers and groupers get pushed off the shipwreck by the overly aggressive amberjacks and they end up all over the reefs. This makes drift fishing the reefs a lot more effective. When we drift over the reef, we allow the wind and the current to push the boat over the fishing area. We can set the boat up to drift over a long patch of the reef and pick off snappers left and right.

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Groupers are biting too on our drift fishing trips, however they are out of season until May 1. The exception to that rule is the deep water groupers, both snowy and warsaw groupers are not out of season in state waters. We're doing some deep drifts and catching them out in 300-400ft of water. The deepwater snappers, vermillion snappers, are also biting out there and caught using the same fishing technique. In March (and April), just about everything is biting anyway, so it makes us look really good at what we do. I love it when the fish are biting. It's the slow days when nothing is happening that we have to work extra hard to make the fish bite. This time of year is a snap! Good luck to everyone fishing on our drift fishing trips this week. I'll sea ya on the water.

Capt. Paul Roydhouse

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Target Species:

mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, grouper, bottom fish

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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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