Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing, ending 2010 – Happy New Year 2011!
December 25 – 31, 2010
Christmas week is the start of our busy season in Fort Lauderdale. For the past 6 days, every charter fishing boat in Fort Lauderdale has been booked solid with families visiting South Florida. Generally, fishing is a bit slow Christmas week but this year the bite is on. The cold fronts last year passed through before and after Christmas, this year it hit on Christmas. Sailfish have been the hot ticket item offshore for the Lady Pamela fishing fleet. The Lady Pamela, Lady Pamela III and the Lady Pamela IV have had great success catching Sailfish with live goggle eyes anywhere from 110 – 180 ft of water. The King Mackerel have been biting nicely in 90 – 135 ft of water. Planners with fresh bonito strips and seawitches do the trick every time.
On December 30th, we were fishing down south in 130 ft of water with 4 live baits out and one big bait down on 200 lb test. Within minutes the rod bent over and Paul and I looked at each other and we knew it was a big fish. A long hour passed before we landed the 8 ½ ft Greater Hammerhead Shark. The Greater Hammerhead is one of the most violent species of the Hammerhead species and are studiously avoided by divers.
Happy New Year!
Captain David Ide & Crew