Live Bait Kite Fishing produces 98" Sailfish bite in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaPosted on: March 20, 2010
March 15th, 2010
Down here in South Florida, we are still waking up to cool temperatures but by lunch time, it actually feels like we live in the Sunshine State, again. Even though the weather is still a bit off for South Florida, the fishing has been nothing but fantastic offshore. The Atlantic Sailfish are still being spotted and with our “snow birds” in town, (game sharks), you can expect a fight. Steven and his son Wesley traveled to Fort Lauderdale for Wesley’s spring break and joined the Lady Pamela II for a 4 hour fishing charter. We left Lauderdale Marina looking for live bait and didn’t catch much. We took what we got and headed to a shipwreck in 140 ft of water. Our first drop of the day hooked Wesley up with his biggest fish ever. Wesley was so excited, we moved into deeper water to catch him an even bigger fish. We sat patiently for two hours before we missed a fish on the top bait. However, once he slipped away, we had a taker on a live goggle eye suspended from the kite. This Sailfish was on the bigger side, for a minute there I thought it was a Blue Marlin. After a full hour of pulling line, Wesley’s Sailfish still wasn’t finished fighting. The jumper grey hounded for 200 ft then decided to take another dive down. Wesley finally caught the wore out Sailfish and brought him to the transom. It was definitely one of the biggest Sailfish I’d ever caught, 98″ long.
Captain David Ide