Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing report LadyPamela2 June 29-30
Drew and his family came fishing today with Captain Paul & I we started the trip out trolling. Using planners and top baits we managed to catch a few bonitas and kingfish fish started out a little slow but once trolling up to our spot 8 miles north of port everglades we had a live bait well full of bait so I knew working hard at it we would catch some fish and we did our first two shipwrecks we went to the fishing wasn’t that great but we caught one nice barracuda so we keep hitting the ship wrecks and we found a spot that was working in 280 feet of water when it was time to go home we started catching fish. Drew son reeled in a nice Alamo jack and drew reel in another amberjack then all of a sudden we hooked a sailfish on a live ballyhoo that we had behind the boat it jumped five times and fell off but it was cool to see. Another good day on the water.
Today I ran the Lady Pamela 5 and Paul ran the Lady Pamela 4 the trolling was as good as ever in the morning and died in the Afternoon I went wreck fishing in the afternoon before the rain storms came. Paul on the other hand went shark fishing in 150 feet of water using fresh bonitas with a two hook rig it took two hours before the balloon went under the water and Paul gunned the boat ahead to set the hook Robert jumped into the chair to start the battle on the fish it didn’t talk very long the fish was 5 foot Sandbar shark and caught the fish on a 130 Penn international. I had a live well full of speedos so when I ran north. I saw we only had minutes before the rain showed up and I wouldn’t be able to fish. Our first drop I got Morgan all set up and ready to go I dropped the bait to the bottom and went to reel up 20 and I had a huge fish on 50 lb. tackle. As I got the belt around Morgan and strapped him in he had a long fight ahead of him it took Morgan a good 15 min to land the fish. We got the Hugh Amberjack into the boat and I ran right back to the wreck and dropped another bait down because it already started raining. This time brain and his 7 year old son where up so another speedo on the bottom and this time it took 5 min before the rod bent over and Brian was reeling as fast as he could then we gave his son the rod it was a nice 20 Alamco jack. This Hugh rain storm came the wind was 50 MPH and raining like you never seen it. We end up running 8 miles towards home I still had one guy Martian that didn’t catch a fish so I stopped at one last wreck in 220 feet of water. This took 5 min and no bite so as I was reeling the bait back to the boat a school of Mahi Mahi came up with the bait I grapped three spinners and threw chunk bait out and we caught 6 Mahi Mahi to end the trip every body was happy.
Capt David Ide
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