Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida

03/02/19 Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
There are a lot of bluefish and some pompano being caught along the beaches. Tarpon
fishing at the ocean inlets has been great. Fish early and late in the day. There a few Jack
Crevalle, barracuda and ladyfish being caught.

Description of the waters:
The waters around Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood are clear and blue. There are great flats,
but that can change in a hurry. The Continental Shelf drops off extremely close to shore so
that one mile out you are in 100 feet of water and that goes to 600 feet at two miles out. The
Gulf Stream pushes water north along this shelf which keeps the water nice and warm and
the fish active.

Jack Crevalle
Jack Crevelle
King Mackerel

The fishing season is year-round.
Spring is the best time for fly fishing for Jack Crevelle, Barracuda, Bonefish, Bonito, Cobia,
Permit, Shark, and Tarpon
This is a good time for Barracuda, Bonito, King Mackerel, Permit, Shark, Snook, and Tarpon
Fall it a great time for Barracuda, Bonefish, Bonito, Cobia, Permit, Shark, Snook, and Tarpon.
Winter months will still find Jack Crevelle, Barracuda, Cobia, King Mackerel, Shark, Tarpon
and Snook

Tide Chart: Ft. Lauderdale

Weather: Ft. Lauderdale

Recommended Flies For :
Inshore species

Flats Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
Bottom Prawn
Mantis Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish

Inland water Flies:
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow

Green Tarpon Baitfish
Brown Prawn  

Baby Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
White Marabou Shrimp
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 8 weight, depending on species
Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fishing Report Archives:
Migrating tarpon are on the beaches due to large amounts of food
available and moderate water temperatures. There are also some Permit and
Bonefish hanging around. If you get into the intracoastal waterways, such as
New River, you can land some large Tarpon as well as Snook, Barracuda, and
Jack Crevelle