The long, hot summer is coming to an end and the autumn fish are beginning to move through. October marks the beginning of the sailfish season here in Fort Lauderdale. One of the most sought after gamefish in the world, sailfish have put South Florida on the map as a world class fishing destination. From October through February, multitudes of sailfish will migrate along our coastline, concentrated heavily in depths from 100 to 200 feet. Kite fishing along this water column, which we call ‘Sailfish Alley’, provides really good chances at catching sailfish during the next few months. We’re already starting to catch our first few sails of the season.
Offshore fishing is finally picking up. We’ve had a slow summer on dolphin, but some recent good catches offshore have me starting to think that dolphin fishing is about to get really good. Our last offshore trip brought in a pair of 25 pounders, plus a dozen schoolie size dolphin and 3 wahoo, all caught together as a triple header. Cobia and some slob warsaw grouper are also biting around the 200 to 300 foot deep shipwrecks. There will be some monster game fish biting throughout the next few months. This time of year provides some real opportunities to catch a giant.
Tight lines everyone.
Capt. Nick Colosi
New Lattitude Sportfishing