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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report

Capt. Steve Souther
July 30, 2019
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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We are about to enter August, one of the hottest times of year down here in south Florida. Although the Fort Lauderdale fishing report would tell you June and July were not exactly cool.

With sea temperatures in the mid to high 80's and the air in the low to mid 90's, that sea breeze that comes up around 11 am or so is very welcome. Many places that are sweltering through the Midwest and up north don't get that relief.

With the higher sea temperatures, the fish prefer to be deeper in the water column. Just 5' down changes the temperature by a few degrees. Get down 40-50' and the temperature drops considerably more. The pelagic fish that migrate by our coast, like Kings, Bonitos, Tuna and Wahoo, prefer the cooler, deeper water. The early morning and late afternoon can produce bites from these fish on the surface. But mid-day, the bite is usually on the deep lines.

With that said, both the sport and drift fishing boats have been doing well with fishing the bottom for snappers, groupers, Amberjacks and other deep-water fish. Vermilion, Mutton and Yellowtail can be caught day or night. Mangrove prefer the evening and night bite.

Today's photo is a friend of mine. I had no idea she was fishing on one of the boats. She is always animated and very excited at anything new. Catching this Vermilion snapper was her first! I received a text and picture immediately.

Vermilion snappers don't get very big but when you do catch them, they usually come up 2 or 3 at a time. And they are quite tasty!

Well that's my Fort Lauderdale fishing report for this week. Just know we are catching fish and having a great time doing it.

Capt. Steve

Target Species:

Sailfish, Shark, Tuna, Dolphin, Swordfish, Wahoo and more...

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Deep sea fishing is fun and exciting, and here in Fort Lauderdale, it begins less than 1 mile from shore. Relax and enjoy a fishing charter trip with your family, friends or clients on our immaculately clean and air conditioned boat. Is it the thrill of something big you're after? Maybe fresh fish for dinner or just the experience of it all. Our professional, experienced and courteous crew will do everything in their power to make your day memorable and enjoyable. Fishing locally since 1976.

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Fanntastic Fishing
801 Seabreeze Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-728-9880
Alt. Phone: 954-328-7724
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