Quick Cast:
 Area Reports

 Clubs & Orgs.
 Fishing Reports
 Fly Fishing
 Guides & Charters
 Photo Gallery
 Reef Locator

 About Us
 Terms of Use
 Web Development

Early August fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Rick Brady
August 11, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Click to Enlarge Photo

It's hard to believe that we are already into August. The summer really does seem to be literally flying by. Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale in August often offer a lot of action and we are seeing that now. Still some Sailfish around and although it has been slow on the Wahoo along the reef line they will show soon enough and as we have mentioned before they will be much larger than the typical sized Wahoo that we find further offshore around floating debris and edges this time of year.

Click to Enlarge Photo

Kingfish continue to be here as expected and we are seeing most of them in or around 120 feet of water. Trolling deep with braided lines and planer boards will draw the most bites and we prefer to bait those lines with Bonito strips and those are cut each day by 1st mates JJ and Garrett. We also bait those lines on occasion with a Mulllet strip with the mates cutting 4 strips from each Mullet. But mostly we use the Bonito strips and everything loves them, even other Bonito. And August is known for a full on assault from passing Bonito schools, and plenty of them passing are through already. Captain Kopper was catching them fishing right on the bottom this morning as he targeted Mutton snappers in over 200 feet of water on the edges of a wreck here off of Ft. Lauderdale. Not unheard of but not very common either.

Click to Enlarge Photo

Mahi-Mahi continue to be for the most part a good ways offshore. This is a good time to try for a Swordfish out in the deeper water along with the Mahi as the ocean is often calmer than other months, and they are offshore this time of year. "Usually" calmer, as August is the month the light seems to turn green for our type of storm here, the hurricane. Knock on wood. We have been out of the cross hairs for a long time now, but not long enough to forget. Little tropical system just passed across the state above us yesterday, nothing much but a reminder of where we are. That system came across out of the west from the Gulf of Mexico.

Click to Enlarge Photo

So Kings near shore along with at times numerous Bonito. Some Blackfin Tunas and we continue to chip away at the Snappers with a few Jacks in the mix. Some Mahi, essentially out in the deep now.

More Fishing Reports:


The Marlin My Darlin is a 46' Hatteras that is comfortable, clean, fully air conditioned and rigged for ALL types of fishing in our area. The captains, Rick Brady and Steve Souther excel in entertaining ALL levels of fishing experience from the first time novice to the experienced angler. Located on Fort Lauderdale beach, our dock is just minutes from the fishing grounds so your time is spent fishing, not traveling. Check out our sites, you'll be glad you did.

Contact Info:

Marlin My Darlin Sport Fishing
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-761-8202
Email the Captain
Visit his Web Site
Browse Photo Gallery
Display Find-a-Guide Listing

Copyright © 1997-2018, CyberAngler - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use
For Questions and comments please use our Feedback Form
Back to the Top