Fishing in Fort Lauderdale is Great aboard the Lady PamelaPosted on: February 26, 2011
As always a great day of fishing on Lady Pamela. The day began a little slow as we were looking for some food fish. Blackfin Tuna had been pretty good in the early morning but we had no luck in the afternoon. We did get a couple good size Bonito and a 36 inch Cuda. We decided to switch over and do some kite fishing for sailfish and ran out a couple of deep lines as well. Before you know it we had a big fish on one of the deep lines. Within 5 minutes Capt. Pauley was yelling gold right, gold right. this was one of the kite lines. There was a large hammerhead after the bait.. I was already battling with a very large fish but still uncertain what it was. Capt. Pauley was pretty sure it was a shark as well. The hammerhead took the kite bait ( blackfin tuna). Now we had big fish on two lines. First mate Dave was doing his best to get the empty lines out of the way while helping me and my buddy Dave get our fish on the boat. After about 20 minutes Capt. Pauley could see my fish, it was a hog of a Scalloped Hammerhead. After an hour of fight Capt. Pauley pulled the big Hammer on the boat. A little over 8 feet long and roughly 250 lbs!! Once he was in the boat Dave was just about to get the other hammerhead in the boat when the line snapped. He did grab the leader so it was still a catch!! This shark was roughly 5 feet and 160 lbs. After all the excitement Dave put 2 kites out both with goggle eyes. In just a matter of a few minutes we had a large sailfish trailing one of the goggle eyes. He took the bait and the battle began. My buddy Dave from Youngstown Ohio was in for the fight of his life. After a grueling hour and a half battle Capt. Pauley and Dave had him in the boat. He was 7′ 6″ and about 175 lbs. Needless to say after all this action everyone was exhausted. A huge thank you to Captain Pauley and first mate Dave for making this a trip of a lifetime. I am already looking forward to my next trip with the Lady Pamela crew!!