Fishing in Fort Lauderdale March 2010Posted on: April 8, 2010
Spring has definitely arrived to Fort Lauderdale and the action followed. Fishing in Fort Lauderdale during the springtime is great; big game species ditch the north and head south for a few months, just like snowbirds. Just about every type of fish that settles in Fort Lauderdale is bustin’ bait offshore. We’ve noticed the fishing changes daily, but the bite is consistent. The Sailfish are still poking through our live bait spreads offering a show within feet from the boat. The King Mackerel are active on the troll with numerous bites at once. The Blackfin Tuna are beginning to show their faces and the water has warmed up just enough to allow fresh Cobia for dinner. Wreck fishing has been one of the most productive ways to get a bite from an Amberjack and/or a Barracuda bigger than your kid. The Mahi – Mahi and Wahoo bite is improving offshore and the Game Sharks have called Fort Lauderdale home in 350 ft of water. This is Fort Lauderdale fishing at its best.
I would have to say, March is one of my favorite months to go fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The weather is finally warming up and the Game Sharks move in to South Florida, as close as a mile from the beach. The trick to attracting these tough fighters is positioning a bloody fish head on the bottom. Hammerhead Sharks, Mako Sharks, Bull Sharks, Big Eye Thresher Sharks and Tiger Sharks have made it here safe and sound for their annual migration and they guarantee a fight when hooked. Now through May, we are going to see some of the biggest fish we’re going to catch all year long. With our new fighting chair suspended over the water, there is no greater rush than looking down at a 10 ft Game Shark silhouette after an hour long fight. The Lady Pamela II has been successful with the bite. Now is the time to get out there and hook you up with a fish of a lifetime.
Generally, towards the end of March, the Dolphin fish (Mahi – Mahi) snap for 2-3 weeks. By the end of April, the bigger Mahi run through in herds offshore. We’ve landed a few Mahi – Mahi but were crossing our fingers for the bite to pick up, which it should.
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Captain David Ide