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Hot and Calm, Fishing Is Good

Capt. David Ide
June 19, 2018
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

The past couple weeks have given us flat calm seas and steamy temperatures just about everyday. Although the rain has been pretty common in the afternoons, it has certainly not affected the bite. In fact, when it rains, the surface temperatures cool down and we get more bites closer to the surface. So don't be scared of what the weather man says remember they get paid to be wrong! When it's not raining, it has been hot. After all, we are in June and now approaching July. Using planers and down riggers is a must when it is hot out as the fish are rarely on top. Fishing wrecks for amberjacks, black grouper and sharks is always a high percentage fishing method this time of year.


Our sport fishing trips have mainly been catching mahi, kingfish, bonito, barracudas, sharks and some blackfin tuna. The bite has been in about 100 to 250 feet. We have been running further out to find the mahi and most days it is hit or miss. There has been so much sea weed out her, that you really have to know what you are looking for to find the ones holding the fish. The frigate birds have been the best bet to finding schooling mahi, however by analyzing the weed patches for bait and signs of life, we have been getting lucky. But like I said, sometimes we run all over the ocean and struggle to find the fish. If you want to target mahi, I certainly recommend a full day right now until the bite picks back up. Some brisk SE winds should get the bite going again. I'll let everyone know when they are thick around here again soon.

Wreck Fishing

Trolling live bonita around wrecks has yielded big sharks, barracuda and a couple wahoo that got off. We look forward to trolling bonitas more this week as it is that time of year where we get some real surprises on bonita. Just about everything eats them and it is always excited to hear that drag scream. Early this week, we had this cool barracuda find the bonita and didn't pass it up. This crew was awesome to fish with and I say it all the time, we have the best customers in the industry!

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