Fresh Blackfin Tuna, Tag & Release make for a great day in Fort Lauderdale! - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Fresh Blackfin Tuna, Tag & Release make for a great day in Fort Lauderdale!

April 12, 2010

April 11th, 2010

This morning, Sean joined Rusty, our new mate, Mike and I aboard the Lady Pamela II for a 4-hour fishing charter. We headed out the inlet and live bait was the first thing on our to do list. The buoy right out front provided us with Rainbow Runners, Blue Runners and Speedos for later use. After we loaded up our live well, I ran the Lady Pamela II to 300 ft of water where the out going current and the Gulfstream meet. Mike and Rusty suspended two SFE fishing kites rigged with four live goggle eyes and dropped down three big Kingfish heads on the 130 Internationals. We drifted for only 10 minutes before I yelled, “Shark on the long kite!”  Sean fought the 5 ft Hammerhead Shark for 20 minutes before we got him in the boat for a few pictures. Shortly after, we expertly tagged and released him for a future fight and began to troll west. Two Blackfin Tuna ate and Sean reeled in two King Mackerel to top off the day. All three of us had a great time fishing with Sean today; he has a great story to go home with, a sore arm and pictures to prove it.

Tag & Release Hammerhead Shark

Rusty, Sean, Captain David aboard the Lady Pamela II

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke