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Where to fish? - Help needed - Oakland Park Blvd

Wade2888Wade2888 Junior MemberPosts: 1 Greenhorn
Hi everyone,

Im new to Fort Lauderdale and would really like some local help for any fishing spots. (even bad ones will do)

Im right on the corner of E Oakland Park Blvd and N Ocean Blvd.

Does any one have any ideas how to get access to the inland water ways to fish in this area? In the image attached i have circled the general area.
It seems most of it is blocked off to the public.

Is it worth fishing in there? Should i be looking more to the west?

Right now ill be happy to catch anything at all. All i have been getting is bait fish on the beach.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • JoeGiulJoeGiul Senior Member Lighthouse PointPosts: 455 Deckhand
    You can fish on the bridges, I think on the Oakland Park Blvd on the NE corner you can fish under the bridge or close. You can also fish the ICW from Hugh Taylor Birch Park. You can fish the beach prior to 9 AM (better check rules as they change). There are access areas off of Bayview to fish the ends of the canals and some bridges. I would drive around and see where you can get in.
    Joe G.
    Lighthouse Point
  • Al BundyAl Bundy Senior Member Posts: 261 Deckhand
    Commercial Blvd pier
  • seaplusplusseaplusplus Senior Member Posts: 137 Deckhand
    Al Bundy wrote: »
    Commercial Blvd pier

    Was going to suggest the same. The map is mostly private property. Bridges can have activity, but you may need to put in some time.

    Try the pier, cast a hard bait or silver spoon into the surf lines where the waves break. Should be able to catch jacks, ladyfish, cudas. If you can get some live baitfish, just toss them out with a standard bottom setup. Something will hit it eventually. Just make sure you're using enough wait to keep your line from moving. Tangles are a pia on the pier. Similar strategy if you fish the beach.

    Going further west will take into freshwater. Bass, catfish not uncommon.
  • dpdashdpdash Senior Member Posts: 5,359 Admiral
    Go off the beach, the area you circled doesn't have much to catch and not alt of access
  • wacanewacane Senior Member Posts: 257 Deckhand
    the beach snook fishing can be good in those areas. especially in the summer.
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