Fantastic Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Friday the 13th!Posted on: November 18, 2009
This afternoon, Bill, Jason, Dan and their boys joined a shared charter to catch some fish. They came to the perfect place at the perfect time; Sailfish Season in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela II! On the way out we stopped at Lauderdale Marina to purchase live goggle eyes to dangle from the kites. Once we cleared Port Everglades, we trolled for about an hour and not one bite. We decided it was time to change things up and try some live bait kite fishing. As soon as we spiced things up and relocated to 180 ft of water off the Steeple we landed a 16 lb Mahi, three other smaller Dolphin and two Silky Sharks. Wham, bam, thank you mam and the fishing died off. We reeled everything in and ran 5 miles to the south to see what we could get out anglers in to at the buoy. Not even 10 minutes later and Captain Paul yelled “Big Sailfish!” as it started jumping within feet of the boat. Jason had the first Sail on the hook and landed it.
Another 10 minutes after Jason’s fight we hooked #2 on the right long outrigger. Bill got into the fighting chair and it was man against fish.
Then shortly after we were 2 for 2, Don got a Sailfish on a double header. Don’s fish jumped and hit the side of the Lady Pamela II, talk about excitement. It was one of the most awesome four hours of fishing in Fort Lauderdale.
Captain David Ide