2015 Mullet Run Live Update

October 7, 2015

The PODS are here! Our evening charters starting at 5pm have been seeing some awesome action right from our dock. First the finger mullet showed up over the last couple weeks and we have been catching tarpon from 20 to 60lbs on their backs. By matching the hatch and using a small circle hook along with a light fluorocarbon leader, our hook up ratio has been great.  Most of the time we let the rod holder set the hook.

Here is an awesome picture of a tarpon going air born on a giant pod of mullet.  This was right off our beach.  When we find big pods like this, the action is incredible and some of the most amazing sights to see as a fisherman.  If you are in town now, you are lucky to be here during this time.

Mullet Run 2015

As of Monday, the bigger baits have showed up and so have the predators including tarpon to 180lbs, snook up to 35lbs, blacktip sharks, spinner sharks, and tons of bluefish.

This bait migration only happens once per year and usually for just a few weeks. We have a few dates available and will be running multiple boats to ensure all our clients get a chance to see this “National Geographic” movement through our inland waters.

tarpon

If you are prone to getting Sea Sick than this charter is for you as we stay in the calm intercostal and inshore waters where there is no rocking on the boat. The sunset is gorgeous over Fort lauderdale and the ambiance is unforgettable.

snook

Allow us to put you on your first tarpon or snook and maybe your triple digit fish of a lifetime.

Tightlines,
Captain David

TESTIMONIALS

Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!