Fishing for table fare in Ft Lauderdale, Florida

April 22, 2010

April 21st, 2010

Today we had 4 on a shared fishing charter; Ann from Cape Cod, Jim from Gloucester, Liz from Utah and Jerry from the Midwest. We headed out Port Everglades looking for table fare; King Mackerel, Dolphin fish, Wahoo and/or Cobia. Other than some Kingfish and a few Bonito, the eating fish were MIA, but everyone was able to reel in a fish.

Captain Paul, Liz & a Bonito fish in Ft Lauderdale

After trolling for a bit, Captain Paul and I decided to spice things up and head to a wreck. Our first drop on the wreck got the bite. Jerry reeled the fish half way up before it managed to release itself. We dropped bait number two down and Jerry fought an Almaco Jack to the boat. We were in a good spot so we went for round three. Ann fought a Lesser Amberjack to the transom and said it was a tough fight. After our third bite, we ran to 350 ft of water and got the big rods out. Within minutes of dropping the bait down, we got a bite from a big Game Shark but he pulled the hook immediately.

Almaco Jack aboard the Lady Pamela II

Ann fishing in the fighting chair in Ft Lauderdale

Ann's Lesser Amberjack, wreck fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Looking forward to fishing tomorrow!

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



Awesome Tarpon Trip!

We booked Captain David to take us fishing inshore since my wife gets really seasick. He mentioned that the tide was really good on a particular date so we took it. My son caught his first tarpon about 50lbs along with a barracuda and we released a snook. The inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale are very scenic and Captain David showed us some amazing celebrities homes including Wayne Huizenga where we caught a tarpon right behind his house.  Very cool stuff.  David took measurements of the tarpon and my son now how it hanging in his room. The silver king!