December 15, 2009

Florida Fishing Part 1; Ft. Lauderdale

I had a business trip to Orlando that lasted a week, so I did what any warm blooded American should do; pack some fishing gear and go down 3 days early to fish! My friend Rob was already there and we met up and made the 3 hour drive down to Ft. Lauderdale. We arrived to wet conditions. It rained off and on all day and the fishing was slower than previous trips I've made. We fished some of the ponds I had fished before around Ft. lauderdale. Even with the conditions we still caught quite a few fish, 5 species total. We even caught a few gar that spit the hook and fell back in the water before we could get pictures pf them. I love the fight that some of the exotic species have in them. They put up a better fight than large mouth bass in my opinion. If you go down, check out Everglades Pro Bass Bait Shop Located at 8246 Griffin Rd in Davie, FL. There phone number is 954-434-4495. Not only do they have everything you would need to catch fish, they can also give you good insight as to wear to go to catch what ever species you're going after. After a good day of fishing, We headed back to Orlando for our next trip. See Florida Fishing Part 2 for some great salt water action!


Large Mouth Bass

My first ever Midas Cichlid.

My biggest Jaguar Garbote of the day.

Rob with a nice Jaguar Garbote.

Another one of Rob's nice Jaguar Garbote's.

We should have taken this exit. Just think of the possibilites!

Mayan Cichlid

This is one of the largest Iguana's I've seen!

9 comments:

  1. That's awesome. I love that area - it's amazing how much good fishing there is in such urban areas - basically anywhere with water! You're right in that those fish put up a great fight, especially on UL tackle. Have gotten into plenty of Mayans but never a Midas, that's a pretty fish.

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  2. Where did you catch that midas? it looks different than most that i've caught here in south florida...

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  3. Daniel, email me at rctalbot2@yahoo.com and we can talk.

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  4. Wow those are big Jaguars! Where did you catch the Jaguars? I need to add one to my lifelist.

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  5. Wow, those are big Jaguars. Where did you catch the Jaguars? I need to add one for my lifelist.

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    1. Email me at rctalbot2@yahoo.com and I'll give more details. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  6. wow dude that's not a midas...It is way more cool than that!!! that is an extremelyyy rare color morph of a mayan cichlid that I have never seen even online. I have been catching them my whole life an have never seen one. Awesome catch man!!

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    1. Very interesting information, thanks. If you live down that way, we should go fishing when I'm down next.

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    2. Hey can't remember my blogger password and I though I replied months ago but I guess it didn't go through. I live about 35 min north of fort Lauderdale I always am looking for someone to go fishing with email me when ever at kadair2@fau.edu you think you might be coming back to south Florida and hopefully we can get together and catch some nice fish.

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