Kingfish on the Troll – Ft Lauderdale Fishing AdventuresPosted on: February 25, 2009
February 25, 2009
This morning Mike, Chris and Darryl set sail with the Lady Pamela II for some Hump Day Deep Sea Fishing. Wind is usually our enemy, but today it was in our favor. These conditions are perfect for landing the Ballerina of the Sea A.K.A. the Atlantic Sailfish. We saw kite fishing in our near future so we headed to the local buoy and stocked up on live blue runners. Trolling gear was set with two deep lines and four top baits dancing on the surface, too bad there wasn’t much around to eat all this bait. After waiting and wishing for a bite on the troll, we popped the kites and hoped for the best. Not one sailfish ate, let alone swam by.
This Afternoon, Phil, his father and his two sons joined the Lady Pamela II all the way from New Hampshire (where it’s freezing!). The three generations took a road trip South, making Fort Lauderdale their last pit stop before they headed home. Deep Sea Fishing was on their list of things to do once they hit the road. You can’t come to Ft Lauderdale, Florida and not go fishing offshore, it’s a must. We headed out Shallow Harbor pointing out all the beautiful mansions and mega yachts on the Intracoastal, they couldn’t believe their eyes. Once we hit open water, trolling gear was out and the boys had a ball reeling in the kingfish. We caught a total of four kingfish, 3 nice ones and one really nice 15 lb’er. We headed to one of the many ship wrecks and tried our luck there. Our first drop of the day was a hit. A three pound lead, a 15 ft leader and a live bait on the end did the trick. The older brother caught a big Amberjack and couldn’t have been any happier.
Fishing was a little slow this morning but turned around in the afternoon.
Captain David Ide