Deep Sea Sportfishing; Dolphin Sharks WahooPosted on: February 13, 2009
September 27th, 2008
The Frequent Flyer II crew headed out Port Everglades bright and early this morning with a full day of deep sea fishing ahead of them. There was a local tournament going on and most Lauderdale charter boats were involved in it. We ran 3 miles offshore to fertile grounds with trolling gear set and ready to go. We came across a nice edge in about 700 feet of water and immidiately got a quadruple header of some real nice size mahi – mahi ranging anywhere from 18 – 25 lbs. With trolling gear back in the water the deep line went off. A samll wahoo really started pulling some line. The “wee-hoo” weighed in at 6 lbs.
Daytime swordfishing was next on the list. On the first drop the rod bent over. Captain Paul yelled down to Darin, the mate, “hit the button!” Electric reels are a beautiful thing when the bait is down 1800 feet. No swordfish for the FF II, it was a 14 foot Thresher shark. We still wanted to catch a sword so we made our second drop, waited about 20 minutes and the rod bent over. We couldn’t believe our eyes, it was an 11 foot Thresher shark. Thresher sharks are a very rare catch and two back to back is even more unbelieveable. That’s the beauty of deep sea sportfishing, you never know what your going to land offshore fishing in Fort Lauderdale.
Captain David Ide