Ft Lauderdale Inshore Tarpon Bite – 100 lb'erPosted on: June 16, 2009
Fort Lauderdale Inshore Tarpon Bite
Anthony is one of our repeat anglers from Texas and makes his way to Fort Lauderdale regularly to fish with the Lady Pamela II. Business trips to South Florida allow him to take a break from the office and go Tarpon fishing. On Wednesday night, Anthony, Justin and I left Lauderdale Marina hoping for a big one. Lines went in the water at 7 PM and we landed our first fish at 8 PM. The big Barracuda wasn’t the big Tarpon we were looking for, but it was a bite. We freed the cuda for someone else and put new baits out to attract a jumping Tarpon. Right before we knew it, the 30lb line started screaming and we were hooked. A 100 lb’er was giving us a parade of jumps on the other end of the line. Good thing the Lady Pamela II is a fast boat, this fish was a speed demon. I put the boat in reverse and the battle began. Anthony’s dream Tarpon had us chasing him through the Intracoastal for 30 minutes. Anthony got exactly what he wanted, a nice size fish and one hell of a fight. The picture isn’t that great, but man was it a nice one in person.
Captain David Ide