Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing – April UpdatePosted on: April 8, 2009
April is one of the best times of year to head offshore Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, and one of my favorites months as the weather and seas are most favorable. Ft Lauderdale offers a wide variety of fishing that is nearly endless. The Atlantic Sailfish bite is still red hot with a nice wind, the Game Sharks are lingering in 350 ft of water and the big Amberjack’s, Grouper and Blackfin Tuna are hanging out on the shipwrecks below. Spring brings a mixed bag of fish, you just can’t go wrong.
Jeff Sparks and all his buddies came fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II for the Bachelor Party of a lifetime. Talk about a fun day in the sun with all the guys. We headed out Port Everglades with trolling gear ready to go and a southwest wind behind us. The north current was rippin and that’s usually a plus. The King Mackerel and Bonito were snappin’, we had four on at one point. Towards the end of the trip, bottom fishing was the plan. We attempted to land maybe a nice Grouper or Amberjack, but there wasn’t much going on down there. We couldn’t even get a nibble. We had a great morning bite while it lasted, though.
Fishing made a 360 this afternoon. The buoy was the place to be if you were looking for speedos and bluerunners. Steven and his kids reeled in a handful of bait, we filled the well and decided to try bottom fishing again for our afternoon anglers. First bait down and we were hooked. We were only an hour into the trip and we landed an Almaco Jack, an Amberjack and some nice size Kingfish. Word on the street was that a few Sailfish were around so we popped the kites and sat back. Ten minutes went by, not a bite. Twenty minutes, nothing. We gave it another ten minutes and good thing, we got a bite! A huge Hammerhead Shark swam up to our long bait, ate and took a run. We had him on for a little bit but he got away. Hey, we can’t catch ’em all!
Captain David Ide