Fort Lauderdale fishing; Great Sailfishing and Blackfin Tuna Bite aboard the Lady Pamela II
February 8th, 2011
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale was great today. We had two half day fishing charters, an 8-12 and a 1-5 trip. George, his wife and Bob were the early birds who came fishing in the morning. The Blackfin Tuna were active on the troll and sure do make for a tasty meal. After trolling for a bit we moved into kite fishing in 90 ft of water just south of Port Everglades. The bite was slow, but we finally got a hit on the left short bait. Captain Paul was able to set the hook and get George rockin’ and rollin’. Everyone on board watched the show of a lifetime from a nice size Sailfish jumping all over the ocean. George won the battle and brought the fish all the way to the boat. Perfect timing, too. We had to get back to the dock for our 1PM fishing trip.
Robert and his brother joined us for the 1-5 PM fishing trip. The Blackfin Tuna were still biting by the afternoon and Robert and his brother were lucky enough to get in on the bite. We headed out to 350 ft of water and put out 4 kite baits with live goggle eyes and 3 big baits on the bottom (bonito and king mackerel bait). After fishing and not catching for 3 hours, we caught a 7 ft Sailfish in just 3 minutes. It was the quickest we’ve ever seen a Sailfish caught.
Captain David Ide