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Slow Morning, Awesome Afternoon Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Paul Roydhouse
May 8, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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We had a great day of dolphin fishing on our sportfishing boat. The morning trip was really slow. We caught just a few bonitos and small blackfin tunas. It was a different story on our afternoon run. We went right back out on the afternoon trip and the fish were snapping. Our motto in Fort Lauderdale is that if you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes. Same thing goes for the fishing. Most of our fish in Fort Lauderdale are migratory. They come through in spurts so when it's a slow day of fishing, don't give up. Keep fishing hard. Some days, nothing works but always keep fishing hard. You never know when the fish are going to turn on.

On our fishing trip, we caught a few blackfin tunas on the reef, like we did on the morning run. Then we saw a frigate bird flying in the distance, circling over an area. We trolled over to the frigate bird and we immediately got jumped by 3 dolphin. After we caught those, we trolled back over to where the frigate bird was and we hooked up with a few more. Frigate birds are great fishermen. They have a bird's eye view of everything below so they can spot fish below the surface. It was a great find and because we found the frigate bird, we loaded the box with mahi.

There are dolphin out there to be found this month. You just have to put in the time, don't give up when the fishing is slow and remember that any moment, the big one can jump on there. Good luck to everyone fishing this week. I'll sea ya on the water.

Capt. Paul Roydhouse

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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.

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