Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing on the Ship Wrecks
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.
Captain David Ide