Fishing for table fare in Ft Lauderdale, Florida
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.
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.
Looking forward to fishing tomorrow!
Captain David Ide