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Fishing on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway

August 03, 2020

Shooters Waterfront boasts a remarkably scenic location on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal. However, the network of waterways offers much more than sunset views and watching the boats pass by. Some of the largest fish in Fort Lauderdale can be found within its canals.

Along the Intracoastal, anglers can find channels and straits full of big game fish that are favorites of Florida fishermen. Tarpon, barracuda, snook, redfish, trout, and jack crevalle can all be found below the surface. Tarpon, however, is the most sought-after catch by far. Growing as large as 200 pounds or more, these massive fish can be identified by their elongated dorsal fin ray and bony throat plate. Native to the Atlantic Ocean, they are silvery in color and put up a great fight in the water.

Tarpon feed nocturnally, so your best chances to catch one of these deep-sea trophy fish is with low light conditions. We recommend going out on the water early in the morning or later in the day. And while you’re at it, why not stop by Shooters afterward to make a day of it with drinks and dining on the water?