Fishing Report Fort Lauderdale
March 30, 2012
Today, Darin and I were joined by Marc and his family from Ohio, for a day of fishing here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We started the first few hours of the trip trolling for kingfish and tuna on the reef, working fresh ballyhoo and bonito strips from 80 to 350 feet of water. We had a few bites on the planers in 120 feet of water, but no good hookups. We finally caught one of the kingfish nipping the baits, then reeled everything in and went shark fishing. We put fresh baits out on the surface and on the bottom in 350 feet of water and it didn’t take very long before we hooked a monster on the bottom. We got Marcs’ son in the fighting chair for a long battle that none of us expected. The fight went on for over an hour before a 10 foot long hammerhead shark was up beside the boat. What a great fish. Way to go guys!
One of the other Lady Pamela boats had a full day charter with Captain Justin and mate Pete. They caught a few mahi-mahi and some kingfish in the morning. Then around 12:30 pm Justin called me to say they had hooked a white marlin in 650 feet of water while mahi fishing. Angler Cody fought the fish for 25 minutes before landing the nearly seven foot long fish. White marlin are an awesome, though infrequent catch here in South Florida. Nice job Cody.
March 31, 2012
Last night the Lady Pamela III went out on the 7-11 night snapper fishing trip. On these trips we anchor up and chum for four hours, and the last few weeks have been very productive. We have been averaging 50-80 snappers on these night trips, so grab a rod or use one that we provide, and come on out and catch some dinner. There is nothing better than fresh broiled or grilled snapper with a nice lemon caper butter sauce. Or how about Bahamian-style baked snapper with tomatoes and onions? Got your mouth watering? Give us a call!
Capt David Ide