Fort Lauderdale Swordfishing, Life on the Lady Pamela IIPosted on: September 19, 2009
Although September is the slowest month of the year in Fort Lauderdale, it hasn’t stopped the Lady Pamela II fleet from fishing day in and day out. Our crew has been Nighttime Swordfishing the past couple of weeks and we’ve had great success offshore. On September 15th, we left the dock around 6:00 PM is hopes of tugging on a Broadbill. We reached fertile grounds around 7:30 PM and our first bait went in the water immediately. A long two hours passed before we got a bite by a 50 inch’er.
Within 30 minutes of our first fight, we were hooked and ready for round two. Kevin fought the 150 lb’er for over 30 minutes; this fish didn’t give in easily. Around 2:00 AM we were 3 for 3 but the Sword was too short so we released him back into the blue. It was getting late so we gave the bite 30 more minutes before we packed up and headed home. We never got another fish on the line but we sure did go home happy campers.
Captain David Ide