Ft Lauderale Artificial Reefs - Recifos Artificiales en Ft. Lauderdale

Many different species of fish can be caught over or near artificial reefs. Reefs deeper than 200' are especially productive for large pelagic predators. Anglers can find amberjack, black, gag, warsaw, snowy grouper and giant jewfish among the reefs. Anglers should remember that grouper are very slow growing fish and conservation of this species is critical.

You do not need to be directly on top of a reef to benefit from it. Many species, including sailfish, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, barracuda, mutton snapper, and cobia use the artificial reefs as the center of their feeding forays. Cold, plankton-rich waters are forced by the Gulf Stream  up and over the top of the wreck. Often, in strong currents, an eddy can be seen on the surface, down current from an artificial reef. Gamefish often lurk in this "disturbed" water, feeding on baitfish and pelagic crustaceans.

Compiled from a publication published by the Broward County Dept. of Natural Resource Protection, Biological Resource Division, Marine Resources Section, "Broward County's Reefs and their Locations." as well as updates from Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations, and various other online and print sources.  For more information 954-519-1230.

Broward County Artificial Reef Locations

County Reef Site Reef Name Latitude Longitude

Water depth in feet

Broward Deerfield Beach Ancient Mariner N26 18.117' W80 03.745' 70'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Jim Atria N26 09.870' W80 04.225 120'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Bill Boyd N26 09.088' W80 03.842' 265'
Broward Pompano Rodeo  Boating Magazine Wildlife Forever N26 14.056' W80 03.666' 156'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Caicos Express N26 12.502' W80 03.663' 240'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Corey and Chris N26 13.863' W80 03.432' 244
Broward Hollywood/ Hallandale Cruz del Sur N26 58.167' W80 04.637' 230'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Captain Dan N26 13.857' W80 04.027' 110'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Jay Dorman   N26 13.857' W80 04.027' 78'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Fishamerica/Jim Torgerson N26 13.642' W80 03.896' 115'
Broward Grady Barges N29 06.764' W80 04.228' 191'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Grouper Grotto N26 08.382' W80 04.328' 146
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Hog Heaven N26 08.102' W80 04.786' 65'
Broward Hollywood Hollywood Reef N26 00.601 W80 05.599' 70'
Broward Deerfield Beach Hydro Atlantic N26 19.500' W80 03.043' n/a
Broward Pompano Rodeo Imor N26 13.048' W80 03.760' 165'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Lowrance N26 13.202' W80 03.640' 190'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Mercedes  N26 09.370' W80 04.513' 97'
Broward Pompano Rodeo  Miller Lite N26 14.207' W80 03.677' 155'
Broward Deerfield beach Noula N26 19.278' W80 03.448' 71'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Powell Barge N26 07.888' W80 03.445' 314'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Papa's Reef N26 14.102' W80 03.383' 270'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Robert Edmister N26 09.193' W80 04.837' 76'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Ronald B. Johnson N26 13.880' W80 03.4454' 230'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Rebel N26 10.253' W80 04.332' 110'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Renegade N26 13.360' W80 03.620' 190'
Broward Pompano Rodeo Rodeo 25 N26 13.878' W80 03.813' 122'
Broward Deerfield Beach Sea Emporer N26 19.350' W80 03.533' n/a
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Jay Scutti N26 09.520' W80 04.760' 64'
Broward Hallandale/ Hollywood Tenneco Tower Deep N26 58.890' W80 04.798' 190'
Broward Hallandale/ Hollywood Tenneco Tower Shallow N26 58.952' W80 05.100' 105'
Broward Port Everglades Tracor Drydock N26 06.765' W80 04.233' 200'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Trio Bravo N26 08.727' W80 04.293' 145'
Broward Ft. Lauderdale Wendy Rossheim N26 09.183' W80 04.8205' 65'

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