Lady Pamela 2 Jan 21,2012 Sharks Are HerePosted on: January 25, 2012
January 21, 2012
Today, Pauli and I took Phil, from Birmingham Alabama, his daughter, and two coworkers for an afternoon charter. We headed out Port Everglades hoping to catch anything that would bite.Phil, with three girls on board, just wanted to get some fish. Fishing on the troll was slow so wedropped a few bottom rigs to get some action while waiting for the big ones to bite. We pulled in a few vermillion snappers, a rabbit fish, some gray trigger fish and a small African pompano.Just enough to keep everyone busy. While we were messing around with the bottom fish, Pauli noticed that our bottom bait for sharks was up on top. He said David, that is not right! Then all of a sudden the rod bent over and the battle was on! All three girls took a turn fighting a huge hammerhead shark. Even Phil had to take a turn at the rod. We finally got the shark to the boatand tagged it for scientific research purposes. Hammerhead sharks are now protected in statewaters so we then let him free. Way to go team Alabama!
Capt David Ide
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