Game Shark Fishing in Fort LauderdalePosted on: March 6, 2010
March 5th, 2010
Aaron, Nick, John and Mike joined the Lady Pamela II this morning for a six hour fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale. Some of the guys had never been deep sea fishing before and they were very excited to get there hands on anything. We headed out Port Everglades in search of bait; live Pinfish and Jack Crevalle are immediately. After we loaded up on live bait, trolling gear went in the water. The bite was slow on the troll. We caught one Bonito fish in two hours then decided it was time to move on to bigger and better things. We ran to 350 ft of water where the north current was rippin’. Captain Paul suspended live goggle eyes from the kites, placed two big Blackfin Tuna baits on the bottom and we crossed our fingers. We waited patiently and after an hour of nothing, we swapped out the bait and did the fish dance. 30 minutes went by before the balloon, aka the bobber, bolted underneath the water. I punched the boat ahead as Nick got in the fighting chair and his buddies assisted with clearing the other rods. Nick and Aaron played pass off a few times with their Hammerhead Shark before they won the battle as a team. After their stellar catch, we still had a full hour of fishing; to the shipwreck it was. Fort Lauderdale houses several shipwrecks and artificial reefs where many fish tend to hang out. Drop live bait 200 ft down and you never know who’s going to eat. We ended the day with two Almaco Jacks, both nice in size.
Today was another great day on the water; I am looking forward to tomorrow.
Captain David Ide