Hammerhead Shark Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II in Ft Lauderdale, FloridaPosted on: June 21, 2009
This afternoon, we set sail with Gina, Julie and Scott from Mississippi. We left Lauderdale Marina for a 1 PM start with trolling gear ready to go. Our gang was anxious to reel but the fish weren’t ready to eat. Fishing started slow but picked up within the hour. We landed two Kingfish, two Bonito and two 12” Barracudas. Justin, the mate, wanted to spice things up so he rigged a few big baits to drop. Justin pulled out the big boy 130 Internationals and the soaking began. Everyone was chit chattin’ in the cockpit and all of a sudden the balloon went under, quick! I floored the boat ahead, set the hooks and it was on. Julie, a first timer at sea, jumped into the chair with her game face on. It was a 30 minute battle between Julie and a huge Hammerhead shark and she didn’t stop reeling once! Julie won the battle. She got her game fish to the transom before cutting the line. Congrats on your first saltwater game fish Julie!
Captain David Ide