Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing; Fred's big fish!Posted on: December 30, 2010
December 23rd, 2010
Fred’s big fish in Fort Lauderdale
This Thursday afternoon we had 5 on a shared fishing charter; Fred, his wife and their friend along with James and his brother in law. Conditions were perfect for live bait kite fishing offshore; a hard north wind with a north swell and a rippin’ north current to go along. We left the dock at 1PM with live goggle eyes and trolling gear ready to get wet. We trolled to our destination and caught a few King Mackerel fish. Once we reached our spot just 5 miles north of Port Everglades in 130 ft of water, we popped the two SFE fishing kites in the air with live goggle eyes dancing on the surface. It wasn’t long before our spread interested a “window shopper” , meaning a Sailfish peaking around and not eating. Just minutes after our first fish disappeared, we hooked a double header and it was on. Fred’s fish was heading east and James’ fish was heading west. James fought his fish for over an hour while we managed to back down on Fred’s fish and call it a catch. As soon as we got the leader on James’ fish, we pulled the hook and the fish got away. James was bummed, but he got a taste of how an Atlantic Sailfish fights.
Pamela 4 crew Paul and Dave
It was our first time charter fishing and was lucky enough( with the help of Dave and Paul) to catch a 89″ (7’5″) sailfish. I will be getting it full mounted and put it over by record size black bear on the wall. Dave and Paul went out of their way to make our experience one we will never forget. When we come back to town again we while definitely look you guys up and see if we can catch a bigger one. (my wife says I am done fishing because we are running out of wall space) thanks again guys
Fred & Cheryl
Captain David Ide