Fort Lauderdale Fishing ChartersPosted on: August 8, 2012
July 31, 2012
Today’s afternoon charter was a six hour mahi-mahi trip run by Captain Leo and mate Jake. Arnie, visiting from Canada, just wanted to catch some dinner, and the crew did just that…and them some! They started the trip out by trolling in between 100-300 feet of water. The kingfish and bonito were swarming like bees and our anglers were catching fish as fast as the lines got in the water. The action was nonstop, but getting monotonous for Leo. He had a notion that there was more dramatic action in deeper water so they picked up and ran offshore. Once they got to 700 feet of water they saw something floating, something they will never forget.
Leo motored over to the floating object thinking it might be holding some mahi-mahi underneath it. The object turned out to be none other than a “square grouper” floating offshore! For the uninitiated, that’s a big square bale of marijuana that Leo dutifully reported to the local authorities. The Lady Pamela crew was obligated to stand by until law enforcement came and picked up the bale, so the fishing was held up for about an hour. Leo was ultimately rewarded for his honest efforts though, as he came upon a huge tree floating in the water that was loaded with fish. The crew boated over 50 mahi-mahi and six wahoo off that tree, keeping only the largest 25 mahi and the wahoos. It was one hell of a day for Arnie and his two kids!
Capt David Ide
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