Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing in March; the BITE is ON
March 11th, 2011
Today was a full day of fishing for the Lady Pamela II Fishing Fleet. Aboard the Lady Pamela IV with Captain Paul and me, we had two trips. Our morning trip was a group of doctors from Minnesota. Conditions for Sailfish Fishing were perfect. Once we hit open water, we sat right out in front of Port Everglades and began live bait kite fishing. Within the first hour of fishing, Mike hooked up with a non-cooperative Sailfish that released itself just 25 ft from the boat. It was a bummer losing the Sailfish so close, but the group did get to see the Sailfish in action, jumping all over the ocean. The north wind and south current told us it was time to stop at the shipwrecks and see “who was home”, so to speak. Bait was extremely difficult to catch, although we boated a single bait fish. The baitfish wasn’t in the boat for long. We dropped it down and ended the day with a 25 lb Barracuda while fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Things were starting to look up for the afternoon trip. Mark and Megan from Dallas joined Donnie from Tennessee with Captain Paul and me. We ran south to Dania pier, set the Shark fishing, and Sail fishing spread out in 110 ft of water. The Lady Pamela I was also looking for the bite live bait kite fishing. Thirty minutes into kite fishing, I got a call from a fishing friend with great news. We packed up and headed offshore to 700 ft of deep blue water and a rippin north current. I called the Lady Pamela I and they weren’t too far behind us. Within just 20 minutes into live bait kite fishing in deeper water, Donnie hooked a nice size Sailfish and fought him all the way to the boat. Tag and release was expertly performed and we went on our way after a few high fives. The Lady Pamela I went 2 for 2 on the Sailfish bite and spotted 3 more fish free jumping. The Mahi – Mahi showed their faces with the Sailfish as well. Fishing in Fort Lauderdale was a great this afternoon.
Captain David Ide