Fort Lauderdale Florida fishing report
Capt. Ron Mallet
September 10, 2009
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
The summer is in and so are the Bonita. They are the main stay of action but the Kingfish are keeping pace this year. A good amount of nice size ones too. I like using light tackle to get the most out of the run and let the drag do some singing. The Dolphin are around but you need some time, fuel and luck to stumble on them. September isn't known as Dolphin season but I still remember it was when I caught my personal best years ago when my dad was visiting and he helped me put a 43 pounder in the box.
The inlet has some Jack Crevalle and Barracuda hanging in the usual spots. A few Tarpon are there too and you never know when one will jump onto a nice frisky live bait you have out behind the boat. Snook season opened up the first of the month and that means they are now harder to find. Look in the inlet at dusk during an outgoing tide but start moving away from the inlet as the tide advances and the days shorten. Where to look is always a secret so do your homework and you should find a dependable pattern that will work for you.
The fall run is just around the corner. It can produce great action but it also brings in the cooler temps and wet wind. Pick your holes and get out when you can. You never want to be on the couch when the fish are feeding.
Captain Ron Mallet
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