Ft Lauderdale fishing forecast for August 2013

By August 1, 2013Forecasts

Summer seems to be flying by and here’s our forecast as to what you might encounter on a Ft. Lauderdale fishing charter with us. Lots of sun followed by some rain, lots of sun, again a little more rain. Should be a bit less rain than July. But most days the showers are brief and cool it down considerably, which is a good thing for sure.
Fishing will begin to slow somewhat from July, but many species are available. Wahoo on the full and new moons will be just offshore and some of them will be big fish. Most trolling bites will be on the deep lines fished 40 to 60 feet below the surface, but the highline also known as the center rigger will get it’s share of surface bites as it is fished far behind the other surface lines. We often catch some of our largest Wahoo of the year in August. Kingfishing will be fairly steady. Blackfin tuna numbers will drop off with only a few hitting the fish box compared to the good numbers from July. Bonito will be everywhere and piling on everything and we will keep many as we cut over two thousand strips a year from them to last us for 12 months as our primary bait when trolling. As for larger fish there will be some Sailfish around and some days we will have more than a bite or two, but it is far from high season for them. Sharks will be here and close to shore with Sandbar sharks being the most common and weighing on an average from 120 to 150 pounds. A few hammerheads and an occasional Bull and Tiger will show up as well. Mahi-Mahi offshore will be erratic but some really nice fish will be taken. Swordfishing will be very streaky and when you figure them out be sure to let us all know the answer. They play by different rules than most of our offshore friends. And there will be a few of the bucketmouths around like the one in the picture and July is Warsaw season peak. But most of all remember what Nancy R said: just say no (to Hurricanes).

Tight lines and good fishing from all of us @ All-Inclusive Sportfishing aboard Marlin my Darlin