Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing – Warsaw Grouper & 14 foot Hammerhead Shark!
June 26th, 2010
The Lady Pamela Fishing Fleet welcomes the newest addition, Fort Lauderdale’s ONLY Sportfishing Drift Boat, the Lady Pamela III. Not like your average drift fishing boat in Fort Lauderdale, the Lady Pamela III is a Sportfish boat, carrying a maximum of 24 passengers.
Today, Captain Adam had a wedding party of 22 aboard the Lady Pamela III and Captain Paul and I fished aboard the Lady Pamela II with a private charter. Captain Paul led us to the edge where I popped the kites and dropped two deep baits down below. The bite was nearly instant; drag was pouring off it. After 30 minutes of watching this huge fish run, I got a good look at the 14 ft Hammerhead Shark come up to the surface. The giant shark didn’t come up for long, it disappeared for another run. This time it was Captain Paul’s turn in the cockpit. Captain Paul couldn’t believe how powerful and large this fish was until he started leadering the fish for himself. An hour into the fight, the angler in the chair said, “There’s no way we can catch this fish.” Captain Paul said, “We are going to get this fish.” Finally, after a very sweaty fight, Captain Paul and I managed to get a head rope around the Hammerhead Shark. It was huge; words cannot even describe how big a 14 ft Game Shark is when your feet away from it.
The Lady Pamela III ended their day with a nice size Warsaw Grouper.
Captain David Ide