Deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale is great all year round. The water temperatures range from the low to mid 70’s t the mid 80 degree mark, which means that we have fish traveling through our wreck and reef structures throughout the year. The time it takes to reach the fishing grounds after leaving the dock can be anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes, sometimes 45 minutes when we are heading off shore.
During the winter months, we are targeting Sailfish, among other species during the winter months fishing in Miami, but the Sails are favored by most anglers by their acrobatic jumps which is a show for everyone not to mention a great fight. There are some absolutely world class areas to target Sailfish and it is due to the reef and bottom structure. January through March/ April which is the best chances and time to capture the Sails deep sea fishing.
During the summer months in South Florida, Mahi- Mahi are traveling South and will pass Palm Beaches, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and down South to the Keys. We are targeting Mahi- Mahi and Wahoo anywhere from 5 to 8 miles offshore of Miami. The traveling Mahi or Dorado will gain on average 4 pounds a month, so within 5 to 6 months, we are catching 20 pound fish. They have a very fast growth rate and that is a beautiful thing as just about everyone loves to catch Mahi. Wahoo are another great pelagic species that we catch when targeting Mahi. The Wahoo’s like to hang deeper in the water column. Typically we have a double hooked Ballyhoo with an Islander head running off a cigar led or a Wahoo lure. The best times for deep sea offshore fishing in Miami is May through October.
Bottom & wreck fishing is also year round. We are catching Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Shark, Amberjack and Cobia on the wrecks and reef structure. We encourage all of our customers to contact Captain Tom or (son) Captain David Zsak who will assist in answering any questions about what is the best charter for your group. Tight lines, Capt. Zsak (954) 439-8106 www.topshotfishing.com