Fort lauderdale bahamas fishing lady pamela 2 April 19-20Posted on: April 26, 2011
April 19, 2011
Bimini was our destination as Darin and I headed out of Ft. Lauderdale on our brand new 36′ Invincible to film a fishing program in the Bahamas. A picture-perfect Tuesday morning began with us picking up Jimmy and the camera crew guys at Bimini Bay Resort for our first day of shooting. We ran the boat out to a wreck sitting in 90 feet of water and Jimmy hooked up a nice, fat 70-lb. amberjack with the first bait. Not to be outdone, Darin drops his live speedo over the side and catches an amberjack of his own. I send down another speedo and Jimmy lands a 20-lb king mackerel. I headed the boat to Cat Key and tried some grouper fishing at depths to 70 feet, but only caught a 30-lb king mackerel and a smaller kingfish.
April 20, 2011
Over dinner last night Darin and I decided that for Day 2 we would run 30 miles NE to the tuna grounds. Rumors were that the yellowfin tuna were around so we took the gamble and made the big run in the morning. For the first 2 hours the only thing we caught was a tan until I spotted a group of birds. I headed in and ran circles around the birds, getting a bite on a horse ballyhoo using a 30-lb. rod. I was fighting a 50-lb. yellowfin tuna for 35 minutes, long enough for us to lose track of where the birds were. Searching for the rest of the day, it was around 5PM when I found them again and we ended up catching 7 yellowfin tuna. One fish that Darin caught on a 20-lb. spinner easily weighed in at 70-lbs. – minus the shark bite taken out of its side! During all the mayhem we had seen a Great White shark cruise along the side of the boat, no doubt grabbing a little free lunch. An awesome sight to end a great trip- it’s better in the Bahamas!
CAPT. David Ide
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