A Mahi – Mahi Merry Christmas aboard the Lady Pamela IIPosted on: February 13, 2009
Christmas Day 2008
The Holiday Fishing Season has approached us here in Fort Lauderdale and the Lady Pamela II has not stopped. On Christmas morning, Andrew and his son from Kansas got a taste of a South Florida Christmas, offshore fishing in Fort Lauderdale. There is no better way to spend your Christmas morning than to go deep sea fishing. It was a beautiful morning to head offshore and land a huge mahi – mahi or watch a sailfish jump all over the ocean. We headed out Shallow Harbor and went straight to the bait boat for live goggleeyes. Kite fishing at the local buoy in 150 ft of water wasn’t the place to be, as a matter of fact other local boats weren’t getting a single bite anywhere. We decided to stick it out and try something different. Good thing we did. Not even ten minutes after we got the “news”, Dan yelled “BIG DOLPHIN!” Andrew couldn’t have jumped into the fighting chair quicker, he wasn’t going to let this one get away. This dolphin jumped at least 15 times before he ever came tight on a 30 TLD. I started to back down the boat, the fish got a few more jumps in and Dan got him in the cockpit (this 50 lb’er kicked our butts), it hit Dan in the face with it’s tail while it was floppin everywhere. Live bait went back out immediately, we were in the game at this point. Last bite of the day – a sailfish swam up, checked out our gogg, and wasn’t too interested. We didn’t go home empty handed, check out this mahi – mahi!
Happy Holiday’s from the Lady Pamela II