Fishing February 19-20, 2012 Lady Pamela 2
February 19, 2012
Today was a bit of a smorgasbord of both fish and fishing styles. We started the morning out by trolling for both kingfish and mahi-mahi, catching a few kingfish, but no mahi. In the afternoon we decided to take advantage of 76 degree water and fish for sharks. This kind of warm water in February makes it primetime for big sharks. We moved out to 350 feet of water and put the big fresh kingfish baits out on three 130 Penn International rod/reel combos. We were geared up for the big one and within an hour we had a large game shark on the other end of our line. The battle was on for over an hour before catching site of, landing, and releasing, a monster 14 foot Thresher shark. Threshers put up great fights because they have huge strong tail fins that can be up to half the size of their whole body. What a great way to start shark season!
February 20, 2012
This morning, Tom, his wife, and their three little kids fished with the Lady Pamela II crew. We started out catching a few little bonitos for the kids, mainly to get them involved in the fishing, and to have a little fun. We then began trolling for bigger game, catching a few king mackerel to use for shark bait. The mackerel baits were set up in deep water and it didn’t take very long for a huge hit. The funny thing is that it was a huge sailfish, not a shark. What a surprise! I had never seen a sail eat a kingfish! Anyway, we got him to the boat and Tom was simply elated. We reset the shark baits, hoping to catch a huge game shark, but no such luck. Even so, it was beautiful day offshore, with clear skies and 80 degree temperatures. You just can’t beat Fort Lauderdale at this time of year.
Capt David Ide
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