Tunas Fishing Bite Good in Fort Lauderdale This Week
<p>There is a great tuna bite going on in Fort Lauderdale this week. This morning's Catch My Drift fishing trip landed 2 really nice tunas, some kingfish and a couple bonitos. The blackfin tuna are averaging 25-35 pounds, biting good in 100-150ft of water, just outside the reef. They are travelling in small pods of 3-4 fish. All week, we've been picking at the tunas on our sportfishing charters. This week, the tuna are biting drifting baits better, even better than the butterfly jigs and pilchard jigs, which normally work awesome for tunas. They're eating dead sardines and ballyhoo the best it seems. Cobia are also biting on the reef and edge of the gulfstream. We are catching them either by kite fishing or bottom dropping around the wrecks, wreck fishing working a little bit better for them. Yesterday's drift fishing trip caught a 40 pound cobia, caught on a 12 pound spinning reel outfit. Kingfish too, are biting good out there finally. After 3 slow months of kingfishing, they are finally starting to bite for us again. Most kingfish these days average 8-12 pound, but a couple 40 pound smokers are also hitting the docks here and there. I fully expect an awesome summer of king fishing in Fort Lauderdale in the months to come. Good luck to everyone fishing this week, the bite is on!
Capt. Andy Roydhouse
Nice tuna catch on the Catch My Drift
Nice tuna caught on a sportfishing charter
About The Author: Captain Andrew Roydhouse
Company: Fishing Headquarters
Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale South Florida
Bio: I am a 3rd generation fisherman out here off Ft. Lauderdale and have been fishing proffessionally all my life. My company, Fishing Headquarters, runs daily drift fishing trips, sportfishing privae and shared charters, night time swordfishing trips, and any other type of fishing you would like to try.