Quick Cast:
 Area Reports

 Clubs & Orgs.
 Fishing Reports
 Fly Fishing
 Guides & Charters
 Photo Gallery
 Reef Locator

 About Us
 Terms of Use
 Web Development

Night Anchor Trips Are Crushing the Snappers

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
December 2, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Click to Enlarge Photo

There's been a lot of fish biting this month, but the hottest bite this week is on snappers. Yellowtail, mangrove and mutton snappers are biting really good, especially at night. Snappers are being caught daytime too, but the night fishing action has been the best. We've been averaging 80-110 fish per night, most of them keepers (some throw backs). During the day, we drift over the reefs. This is good during the day because a lot of the snappers stay in their holes through the daylight hours and only pop out of their holes once in a while when a piece of bait drifts past.

Click to Enlarge Photo

At night, snappers get a lot more brave and they venture far and wide to find food. This makes chumming work exceptionally well. At night we anchor the boat and chum the water, to try and draw the snappers to the boat. Everyone on the boat drops down and catches the snappers as they move under the boat to eat the chum. It's a great way to catch a lot of fish, numbers not size. There are over a thousand different types of snappers out there but yellowtails, mangoves and muttons are hitting the best.

Click to Enlarge Photo

Sharks, cobia, groupers and lots of other small bottom bite at night too, but snappers are the main catch and the targeted specie. Depths where we've been getting the best bites are 40-60ft. This is an all around good depth for just about any snapper. Groupers are mixed in, some of them keepers, some of them throw backs. We have about 1 more month before the groupers go out of season so get out there and catch them quick. Good luck fishing this week everyone. I will sea you out on the water.

Capt. Paul Roydhouse

Click to Enlarge Photo

More Fishing Reports:


Come fishing with us on one of our 3 daily trips aboard the 85ft Catch My Drift for only $40 per person. Drift fish the reefs for kingfish, tuna, snapper and grouper. Also, Sportfishing charters with Capt Paul Roydhouse catch some of the biggest fish in the ocean. Capt Paul is a Ft Lauderdale native fisherman, with over 43 years of local, full-time fishing experience. We also run All Day Fishing trips for only $100 per person aboard the Mary B III. Sportfishing/drift fishing combo trip.

Contact Info:

Fishing Headquarters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-525-4665
Alt. Phone: 754-214-7863
Email the Captain
Visit his Web Site
Browse Photo Gallery
Display Find-a-Guide Listing

Copyright © 1997-2020, CyberAngler - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use
For Questions and comments please use our Feedback Form
Back to the Top