Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing is Heating Up!Posted on: March 30, 2009
Fishing has been good to us this month and is only looking to get better as Spring rolls in. There have been some big game fish showing up off the coast of South Florida. Mahi – Mahi, Kingfish, Barracuda, Game Sharks…you name it and we’ve caught it.
This morning we had one hell of a fishing trip aboard the Lady Pamela II here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Larry, his son John and John’s two buddies joined Captain Paul and myself bright and early to head offshore deep sea fishing. Larry had a special request, no kite fishing, strictly trolling. I rigged all the gear and once we hit 100 ft of blue water, lines were set and we sat back, but not for long. Within seconds, the left rigger came out of the clip and we were hooked. John jumped in the fighting chair and the battle began. Our angler was engaged with the Atlantic Sailfish for 20 minutes before he came within feet of the transom. The power of this fish was amazing and John figured that out real quick. He got a taste of fighting a game fish for the first time. We got some great shots for keepsake and then he was released into the wild for a future fight. The trolling didn’t end there, our spread went back out immidiately and it was on. Shortly after, the Kingfish showed up along with a few Cero Mackerel and one Mahi – Mahi for fresh dinner. Towards the end of our trip, Captain Paul was hooked from the bridge. John got back into the hot seat and reeled in a 3 ft Hound fish. Neither Paul or myself had ever caught one, it really put the icing on the cake. That’s the beauty of deep sea fishing out here, you never know what you’re going to get.
Today is what you call a great day of fishing offshore Fort Lauderdale.
Captain David Ide