Fort Lauderdale Fishing outlook
Capt. Rick Brady
April 27, 2009
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
As expected better numbers of Mai-Mai (Dorado) are beginning to push thru our area. As we have said before, these fish are on the move and good crews will (must) be ready when these schools of fish are encountered. These aren't the laid back fish of late summer. If you aren't ready to throw every spinner aboard when you get that first bite you will be handicapping your numbers. This is not to say you should fish for numbers, but why not capitalize on your opportunity? Then you can move on, or do some catch and release if you have your limit, or at least have enough for yourselves.
Inshore Kingfishing will for the most part be very good. As of late we are catching them fairly easily on most days and expect this to continue.
Sailfish will be around but typically not in big numbers. What you will see are some truly big Sails. Often these bigger fish will be caught in slightly deeper water than normal and those extra pounds mean a better and more determined fighting fish when you get connected to these Springtime Sailfish.
Amberjacks have arrived in good numbers in just the last few days. Live bait is best but your favorite jig will do well and occasionally out fish many types of live bait when fished aggressively.
Large sharks will be moving thru our area. Many will be females carrying pups. Practice catch and release. If you want to add to your trophy collection the only ones who will know that fish on your wall is a reproduction are you, the taxidermist, and one none the worse for wear shark happily swimming away.
Wahoo will be available just off the edge and bite best around the tide change. Fish the Swords when Mother Nature gives you an opening, they will be there.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:
As we close out April and look forward to May, we expect better numbers in Kingfish, Dolphin (Dorado) and Sharks. While the kings and Dolphin should be caught in numbers, the nicest part of this is the big ones are around too.
Sailfish, Shark, Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish, Swordfish
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