Fishing With Kids
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
June 6, 2019
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
I took my sister and my nephews out fishing for a few hours yesterday. She was in town for a few days and brought her kids with her. We ran out of stuff to do on land, so we decided to take the kids to go do some deep sea fishing. We went to the bait spot and caught a nice mess of live baits. Then we headed to the wrecks to do some bottom fishing with them. We were dropping live ballyhoo down to the bottom and they were getting hit instantly as soon as they hit the bottom. Mutton snappers and other bottom fish can't stand to see an uneaten ballyhoo for very long.
Well the action was good. Caught 4 mutton snappers in total. Two of them were keepers and two of them were not. One of the two keepers was over 10 pounds. That's a nice mutton for Fort Lauderdale. At the end of the trip, our last drop of the day, Katie hooked into a really nice red grouper. It was probably a 15-16 pounder. That's really nice for a red grouper, they don't get as big as black groupers do. That was the catch of the day for the trip.
The little guys had fun catching a couple of short mutton snappers that we released as well as a bonito and a few blue runners. I love taking the kids out because they are so easy to please and they have so much fun catching fish. Fishing with the kids is the purest kind of fishing because they don't have super high expectations and everything is a new experience to them. It's just really nice to see.
Good luck out there fishing this week everyone. I'll sea ya on the water.
Capt. Andy Roydhouse
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