Drift Fishing Fort LauderdalePosted on: April 5, 2011
April 1 2011
A clear, bright morning greeted us in Ft. Lauderdale as we welcomed the opening day for vermillion snapper. About a dozen people from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio came out with us looking to take advantage of the great weather to fill the boat with fish. We caught about 35 snapper mixed in with an assortment of triggerfish, butterfish, jacks, and porgy before returning to the dock.
Our afternoon trip was 14 clients, 9 from Wisconsin and happy to be away from the cold zone. We did the majority of our fishing above some wrecks using cut squid for bait. The catch in the afternoon was even better; non-stop action as we reeled in triggerfish, kings, and 65 vermie snapper! Filled fishboxes and tight lines- Florida fishing at its finest!
April 4, 2011
The clear, sunny skies were welcome but the strong north current made the wreck fishing slow for the day. Both our drift boat trips had Cpt. Adam and the crew joined by groups from Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin- still a bit warmer in Ft. Lauderdale! The days catch ran to a handful of kings, a few triggerfish, and over a dozen snapper.
Both charter boat trips hooked into kings and bonito, with the afternoon excursion grabbing a bit more action. They were using a bonito strip on a purple sea witch, trolling in about 100 feet and the prize was a hefty 40-lb. jack crevalle. A beautiful fish for a happy couple!
Capt David Ide
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