A Gold Coast Grand Slam – Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaPosted on: May 9, 2009
Tim and his buddies joined the Lady Pamela II for a fun day of Friday fishing to start off their weekend in Fort Lauderdale Beach. The King Mackerels were busy offshore, hitin’ the deck left and right. We filled the box with 10 lb’ers and left ‘em biting. The big game fish have been showing themselves quite nicely the past couple of days so I figured we’d try and hook up with a monster. I ran to 350 ft of water, placed a fresh King head on the bottom, one in the middle and two live Bluerunners dangling from the Kites to make vibration on the surface. Our Bluerunners got hit instantly. The Mahi – Mahi were chomping at our bait within seconds. Captain Paul set the hook as Tim got situated in the fighting chair. The 15 lb’er put on a parade flashing its beautiful blues and greens. We couldn’t have asked for a better bite. Bait went back in the water and we geared up for round two. The Mahi must have been sitting under the Lady Pamela II like dogs under the dinner table. The live bait got eaten immediately by another gaffer size Dolphin, it was exciting. Captain Paul threw the Mahi in the box and cleared the cockpit when he noticed a Hammerhead interested in our Kingfish head hanging from the kite. In the mist of all this, a 20 lb Dolphin creped up from behind looking to eat. Paul grabbed the nearest spinning rod, pitched it a bait and let ‘er eat. Paul passed the rod off to our angler and got Tim ready for the ultimate fight with the infamous Hammerhead Shark. Double header! Tim fought the Game Shark while his buddy was standing up reeling in a Mahi. Tom won the 30 minute battle and got the Hammerhead all the way up to the transom. We all got a good look at him and then he swam away like a rocket. Today was non – stop and one helluva fishing trip!
Captain David Ide