Lots of Bottom Fish On Our Ft Lauderdale Fishing Trips
Capt. Paul Roydhouse
September 8, 2019
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
Good action on our deep sea drift fishing trips this week. Lots of snappers, groupers, porgies, jacks, grunts, triggerfish and more are being caught. With so few of boats going out there and fishing, the fish are really stacked up and biting great. Daytime trips are catching lots of mutton snappers, a few groupers and a few kingfish. Our night anchor trips are crushing the yellowtail and the mangrove snappers. All our trips are getting lots of the other bottom fish too including grunts, porgies, toros, blue runners, sharks, eels and many more species. It's a lot of fun and you can catch just about anything.
A few bigger fish are biting too. Some smoker kingfish are biting this week. The kingfish are fewer this time of year but what they lack in numbers, they make up for in size. Bonitos are still making their way through our waters too. They will only be here for another couple of weeks until they finish their big south Florida run down our coastline. Cobia are the other big fish biting on our drift boat trips. A few big ones got caught this week and we're just getting into the first few days of the mullet run. More and more cobia will be coming through our waters over the next 2 months.
September is a transitional month as we get out of the summertime fishery and we move into the autumn fish moving in to take their place. It's a circle of life that happens out here every year. Autumn and winter fish are bigger fish. We don't get the numbers that we caught during the summer but we do get some big fish this time of year. Good luck to everyone fishing this week. I'll sea ya on the water.
Capt. Andy Roydhouse
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