August 2008Posted on: February 12, 2009
The Lady Pamela II crew has started August off just right, it’s been a very exciting and productive summer here in Fort Lauderdale.
We dove the lobster condo’s in Bimini, went deep dropping for Yellow Eye Snapper, ran into schools of kingfish and bonitos and landed several unique trophies!
Weather has been beautiful, with a littler rain here and there, but that’s no biggie. Sea’s continue to be flat calm and the sun is still shinin’ bright offshore. The end of July is really when we saw schools of Mahi-Mahi everywhere, anywhere from 7-15 miles offshore. Those delicious “dolphin”, as everybody calls them, range anywhere from 5-10 lbs and even 30-40 lbs. Closer inshore, the wahoo and blackfin tuna have been spotted. Big cuda’s have been stealth in the inlet. And believe it or not, the sailfish are still jumping here in South Florida, which is very unusual. Wahoo and Sailfish tend to hang around 100 ft of water to 500 ft of water.
Trolling with planners to get bait down 50 ft or so really seems to attract the kings and bonitos either early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Dropping on one of the many local wrecks is where the real action begins. Amberjacks, Groupers and Game Sharks put up a good fight and a very exciting show for everybody.
Randy Williams from Ohio traveled to Fort Lauderdale to go deep sea fishing aboard the LP II and went home with a sore arm. Williams went to war with a 140″ endangered thresher shark for over an hour. “What a pretty fish” is all he could say.
On August 8th, Tim Mitchel and his son landed an endangered species as well, a solid 78″ Sandbar Shark. (Wish we had some pictures!)
There is plenty more of awesome fishing to come!
Capt David Ide