Fishing Fort Lauderdale A Few Days Before Christmas

December 22, 2011

December 15, 2011

Today was our all day dolphin fishing trip on the Lady Pamela III. The dolphin fishing trip goes out every Thursday with a limit of 15 anglers at $90.00 per angler. That is not a bad deal for eight hours of deepsea fishing. Anyway, we had seven people on the boat today and a lot of fish to catch. The wind was out of the northeast around 15-20 knots so the seas were a little choppy, but it was prime fishing weather. On this particular trip, we caught over 40 fish, with the fish being caught in 90 to 300 feet of water within 2 miles of Fort Lauderdale beach. We landed 10 mahi-mahi, 15 kingfish, and a slew of bonitos and blackfin tunas.
All Day Dolphin Thursday
December 19, 2011

Today we had Bob and his two sons, Matt and Kyle, join us. Bob is from Indiana and comes fishing with us at least three times a year. You may have read some of my previous fishing reports about Bob and his family. They are very lucky and when they show up, they generally catch something cool. Today’s plan was to run north 10 miles after picking up some live bait on the way out the inlet. When we got to the spot Darin and I put up the kites and in 30 minutes we had our first bite, about a 15 lb king mackerel. We put him in the box, got the kite spread back out, and 20 minutes later we hooked up Matt’s first sailfish. It was 20-minute fight before the hook pulled right at the boat. Matt was mad, but that’s how fishing goes! We did give him credit for a “Palm Beach” release though. A “Palm Beach” release is awarded if you get the fish to the boat, but not quite to the leader, before he breaks off. After the “PB release” we set the kites back up, but then switched to trolling as Bob wanted to bring home some dinner. The kingfish and mahi-mahi were biting on the troll so Bob got the dinner he wanted, and darned if we didn’t hook a sailfish on the left rigger bait! Matt grabbed the rod again and the fight was on. This time he landed an almost six foot long sail. Way to go Matt! See you all again!

Sailfish With Matt

Mahi Mahi

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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!