Fort Lauderdale Fishing

August 13, 2012

August 7, 2012

Today Captain Justin and mate Jake handled the afternoon Lady Pamela sportfishing charter out of Ft. Lauderdale. The fishing was great, with their anglers boating bonitos and kingfish on the troll, as well as a few tile fish on the bottom in 350 feet of water. The charter party they took fishing were also hoping to catch a monster shark so Justin and Jake set about preparing baits for sharkfishing. They also talked to the anglers about catching a jewfish, which is the largest species in the grouper family. They decided to give it one shot on a jewfish, and it wasn’t ten minutes after putting baits in the water they hook a massive fish on the 130 lb tackle. Twenty minutes later they discovered a jewfish coming to the surface. Once they realized what it was it was hi fives all around, and Justin and Jake first jewfish is one they’ll never forget. This brute was every bit of 300 lbs. that was photographed and released, as they are a protected species. What an impressive catch!

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Capt David Ide
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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!