Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report – December 2009Posted on: December 17, 2009
Happy Holidays from Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters!
December isn’t making its presence felt here in South Florida weather wise, but fishing wise, the bite is just what us Fort Lauderdale fisherman anticipated. A few cold fronts have come and gone and brought much more to the table than just wind and rain; a solid bite afterwards! We do prefer our 80 degree afternoons, but these chilly spurts don’t just make us Floridians shiver, they make fishing in Fort Lauderdale very exciting.
December deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale means a mixed bag of fish. The Atlantic Sailfish are out and about and looking to eat from the kite. Watching a Sailfish jump 5 ft high, 5 times in a row is the ultimate adrenalin rush and a sight to see. The Mahi – Mahi are weighing in anywhere from 10 – 30 lb’s and are tastier than ever. The Wahoo are making the rods bend and putting up some wicked fights along with the Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel and Bonito fish on the troll. Wreck fishing is producing some nice Black Grouper and beefy Amberjacks up and down the coast. Game Sharks, such as the infamous Hammerhead, have been seen, fought and caught and they don’t give in easily. And to top it off, the Swordfish bite has been steady, day and night. What more could you ask for during the Holiday season?
During the winter months, great Sailfishing will be affected by the passage of cold fronts, in a good way. When the wind patterns pick up and it’s blowing offshore, the cold air moves through and the water temperatures drop. The Sailfish move through looking for warmer water and multiple catches are common. The only disadvantage is nasty seas, big rollers, but a great bite. To us Fort Lauderdale diehards, it means perfect Sailfish conditions and what we long for. Trolling bait or dangling live goggle eyes from the kite usually attracts a Sailfish within minutes. These pretty pelagics are caught year round; however, November through March comes in at number one for the Sailfish bite. During the height of season, several bites per day is common, it happens and we catch ’em. That must be how the name Sailfish Alley came about for Fort Lauderdale, Florida!
The New Year brings several different exciting attractions to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the bowl games, the superbowl and the sun. There are tons of things to do and see while in South Florida, but nothing compares to deep sea sportfishing offshore in Fort Lauderdale. Take advantage of what Fort Lauderdale, Florida is known for – our backyard, the water, the fishing. Bring home a memorable experience with some of the world’s best sportfishing. Head down to South Florida a day early or extend your vacation to experience the thrill of a lifetime aboard the Lady Pamela Sportfishing fleet.
Captain David Ide