Bringing in the New Year Deep Sea Fishing in Fort LauderdalePosted on: February 13, 2009
December 31st, 2008
Bruce Rehmer and his family traveled from Missouri to watch the ball drop here in Fort Lauderdale and bring in the new year! They had never been deep sea fishing before and wanted to try their luck aboard the Lady Pamela II. We headed out the intracoastal pointing out the rich and famous (and their giant mansions) and explained all about the fishing and what’s been running. Trolling gear was ready to go as soon as we hit open waters. The kings started snappin’ right away. We had 8 lb – 10 lb king mackerels hittin’ the deck along with a few bonitos. Bruce had asked if the bonitos were eatable, until I explained to him that they are used as great live bait to catch even bigger fish. Bruce couldn’t believe that fish we use for bait are bigger than the fish they catch in Missouri. As we were trolling, we noticed a nice blue edge in 350 ft of water. We ran over there, dropped two fresh kings on the bottom and had three live baits dangling from the kites. After 45 minutes of crossing our fingers, the rod started screamin’! Bruce and his family reeled in a monster hammerhead shark. The whole family had a blast.
Captain David Ide