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



Awesome Tarpon Trip!

We booked Captain David to take us fishing inshore since my wife gets really seasick. He mentioned that the tide was really good on a particular date so we took it. My son caught his first tarpon about 50lbs along with a barracuda and we released a snook. The inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale are very scenic and Captain David showed us some amazing celebrities homes including Wayne Huizenga where we caught a tarpon right behind his house.  Very cool stuff.  David took measurements of the tarpon and my son now how it hanging in his room. The silver king!