Fishing Fort Lauderdale Lady Pamela 2 Aug 17 – 18
August 17, 2011
Today was one spectacular day of shark fishing. Harlan and his family joined us on the Lady Pamela II for a day of deep sea fishing. We started the trip out trolling two planer boards and four surface baits that skip across the surface. Nice fresh bonito strips on all the rigs. We caught a few king mackerel and a nice blackfin tuna and a Spanish mackerel. The last hour of the trip we moved out to 350 feet of water for some shark fishing. Down went four fresh whole bonitos on 130 Penn Internationals loaded with 150 lb braided line. We left two baits on top, one in the middle, and a bottom bait. Right before we were going to reel up, the middle bait balloon got heavy, and I gunned the boat ahead to set the hook. Harlan got in the fighting chair for what turned into 30 minute battle. I sensed when we hooked the fish that it was a true monster as it took ½ spool of line on the 130 on the first run! When the leader finally got to the boat, I saw my first small eye thresher shark in Florida. It was the first one I had ever caught and only the 5th one I had ever heard of being caught in south Florida. These fish are normally caught in the Maryland, New York, New Jersey area. Great catch Harlan!
August 18, 2011
This afternoon the Lady Pamela II went out trolling with Robert and his family from New Jersey. On the first pass in 100 feet of water we had a triple-header of bonitos, and everybody landed their fish. We got the baits back out as fast as we could and then caught four kingfish over the next 30 min. With plenty of time left, we went out a little deeper, from 250 out to 450 feet. We worked the baits back and forth between the depths and caught a 15 lb wahoo, a 30 lb wahoo, and a 20 lb barracuda. Trolling in the afternoons sure has been producing the some nice wahoos! Come join us!
Capt David Ide
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