Fort Lauderdale Fishing Aboard The Lady Pamela 2 September 17- 20Posted on: September 23, 2011
September 17, 2011
Paulie and I are just a few days back from giant bluefin tuna fishing. We had two guys with us this morning, Edward and John from New York. I was running the cockpit and it was good to get back down there for a change. Normally, I am just running the boat, so today was great for me. Paulie cut fresh bonito strips before we left the dock, and I sharpened all the hooks and got the baits ready on the way out. Just outside the inlet I put out a great looking bait spread. It wasn’t long before we started getting a few kingfish, as well as a few blackfin tunas. We were trolling in 100 to 350 feet of water for that first hour. We even had a pesky sailfish on the right long rigger. I had a few shots at him before the fish finally faded away. I re-sharpened all the hooks and put all fresh baits back on top. It wasn’t 15 more minutes before I had a sailfish on one of the top baits. Just as I was getting Ed into the fighting chair, my left planer tripped, and I hooked up sailfish number two! I cleared all the lines so Paulie could start to drive the boat on the two fish. It was a tricky little struggle, but it all worked out, as we landed both fish. We sure ended up having a fantastic day.
September 20, 2011
This afternoon the Lady Pamela and Lady Pamela IV both had afternoon trips. We headed offshore for dolphin and wahoo for the first three hours of both trips. Fishing was slow, with only a bonito and a few rainbow runners landed between the two boats. That is until the Lady Pamela found a cargo pallet floating in 500 feet of water. A quick radio call brought the LP IV in on the action! The Lady Pamela caught six wahoo and 10 nice dolphin up to 15 lbs., while the Lady Pamela IV caught four wahoo and four nice dolphin. Thanks to that pallet, what looked like a slow day, ended being two great trips!
Captain David Ide
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