Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing on the Ship Wrecks

July 20, 2011

July 13, 2011

On July 13, I had a half day fishing charter in the morning with William, Greg and their two sons. We caught some live bait on the way out at a ship and then stared trolling to north to try some shark fishing and wreck fishing. The trolling was a little slow. We caught one bonito and a kingfish after trolling 5 miles north with a light north current. Shortly after, we decided to do some shark fishing in 150 of water off the steeple. We put a few live ballyhoo out on spinning rods and the Bonita were biting! The action was nonstop, so after an hour and a half of shark fishing we decided to try some wreck fishing. We got the 80 lb. rod out with a drop rig and a circle hook. I ran one mile to our destination as Paul rigged a live speedo and dropped it two hundred and fifty feet before hitting the bottom. By the end of the day, we made 5 drops on ship wrecks and William’s son caught a nice Almaco Jack. William and Greg where very happy we stayed out extra time just trying to get some more fish. It ended up being another fantastic day on the water in Fort Lauderdale.

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke