Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale Deep Sea Charters
Why choose fishing in Fort Lauderdale? The variety of fish we are so lucky to have make the decision pretty easy when deciding on a Ft Lauderdale deep sea fishing location. In South Florida, Fort Lauderdale fishing grounds have a good body of current that pushes warm water and bait along our reef structure. Having these two resources enables Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing to be one of the best in fisheries in the entire South Florida region.
Pelagic fish common to Fort Lauderdale are migratory fish that are always moving. These fish include (Mahi, Sailfish, Shark, King Mackerel, Swordfish, to name the most common) So either deep sea fishing off Fort Lauderdale or just right up on the reef in 100 feet of water, we are catching the Pelagic fish. These fish feed on any and all live bait off the Fort Lauderdale area and especially if the currents are strong, we will then have an accumulation of bait concentrated in one area that will bring very good fishing. A lot of Fort Lauderdale deep sea charters ask when is the best time to fish off Lauderdale, the simple answer is all day. The fact that these fish swim and are constantly swimming mean they constantly need energy or to feed.
Also Fort Lauderdale sport fishing allows for many different types of fishing. We are able to target deep sea, offshore, inshore, on the reef, wrecks and even off the jetties. The types include trolling, using live bait, using dead bait and these methods will be most effective where the bait concentration, wrecks and the warm currents are. Having a knowledgeable captain like aboard the Happy Day Today charter boat is where the captains find the fish.
Not all the time fishing in Fort Lauderdale is the bite great, we do have our slow times like every good fishery, however when the bite is good we can accomplish 5 things. 1st is trolling for (King Mackerel, Barracuda and Bonito) we will get a good number of fish in the boat right off the bat!! Secondly we will try going to a wreck where the Amberjack, Grouper and Snapper live, using a live bait going down 300+ feet. Thirdly we will target Sailfish and that requires live bait from 100 to 200 feet of water and will try any strip of water off Ft. Lauderdale. 4th we will try for Mahi and Wahoo which is deep sea or offshore. Finally we target bottom fish which is using a dropping rig in around 250 feet of water.