Fort Lauderdale ~ Miami ~ Pompano ~ Boca Raton
FORT LAUDERDALE SPECIES SEASONS
1 = probable, 2 = possible, 3 = seldom
Many other species not listed above are available in Fort Lauderdale. When fishing on the bottom for smaller fish you can catch lots of different fish and keep busy with...
Hogfish , Porgy, Grunt, Triggerfish, Yellow Tail, Blue Runner, Bar Jack...
I seldom fish the bottom anymore since the outcome is usually less than what was expected by the customer. This area is mostly sandy bottom and if you fish in other areas of Florida or out of the country you might not understand the difference while fishing here. If you understand the way it works and the weather conditions allow us to bounce baits on the bottom I am always willing to give it a try or discuss the option.
The information provided above only gives a basic idea on what we have in this area from time to time. It is not possible to single out many of the listed species and although some months show that it is rated high for sucess we can go weeks without seeing certain fish. Please do not ask me what we will catch on your outing or what I caught today. It has no relation on what will happen in a few hours from now, and totally nothing to do with your outing. Remember, they call this fishing and you pick the day. If you pick a lucky one then we keep busy, if you pick a slow day we wait and talk.
Since the deep water comes closer to our shore then anywhere on the east coast of the USA, great fishing is only minutes from the inlet. Most days the blue water is just a mile offshore. All bottom fishing takes place within 1 mile from shore where you still find water over 100 feet deep. Even our harbor, Port Everglades, has water 50 feet deep. The inshore waters always have protection from the winds and provide dependable calm conditions.
During the winter months you can expect the occasional front to pass through stirring up the offshore scene. It won't be rough for long but sometimes conditions can keep you in the harbor for a few days where you can still bend a rod. Summer months usually give you slick calm morning conditions but like clockwork the afternoons can brew some pretty strong thunderstorms. During the heat of summer expect the best action to come early in the day or late in the afternoon. Certain species, like snook and snapper bite best after dark. Our two peak seasons, like in most fishing areas, are spring and fall. That is your best time for variety and the best chance of having one of those days that you will remember forever. Over the years I have learned to never try to predict a good day or slow one until you get the baits in the water a while. Many times my guess has been wrong. Beware of anyone who guarantees success or swears they have it figured out. I do know you wont catch anything if you stay home.
Captain Ron Mallet
"Your full time fishing guide"
Over 37 years fishing Florida!
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