Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing July 7, 2011
July 7, 2011
We stared the trip out by catching a few live baits like speedos and hard tails so if we decided to go wreck fishing we had the right bait to produce fish. As we trolled north from 90 – 200 feet of water we caught several Bonita up to15 lbs. and a few kingfish up to 12 lbs. Brad and Chad wanted to try some different kinds of fishing so we went wreck fishing. Our first two spots we hit, one in 245 feet and the other in 168 feet, had no action. Therefore, we ran a little further north to a wreck in 300 ft of water and the other in 200 ft of water where we got some nice bites. Chad’s son was the first one up using a live Speedo, Brad’s son landed a 60lb. Warsaw grouper. After seeing that Chad’s 14-year-old son caught that, Brad said it is my turn so we made another drop. This time I could tell it was a different kind of fish so Brad had a little battle in front of him the whole time. Brad was fighting it and he was yelling and screaming, but he caught himself a nice Amberjack weighing in around 60 lbs. We were already late getting back to the dock if we were to pick up and leave our good fishing, but I really wanted to catch Chad a fish, so I told Paul, let’s try one last time. It was worth it. As soon as the bait hit the bottom, Chad was in the fighting chair battling with a big fish from the deep. Another big grouper! What a day, and a lucky group of guys!
Captain David Ide