Mahi – Mahi & King Mackerel; A solid offshore bitePosted on: March 7, 2009
This afternoon, Charlie Goy and his buddies came down for a visit from the Big Apple to set sail aboard the Lady Pamela II and catch some South Florida sunshine. We headed out Port Everglades and immediately noticed a nice current edge right outside the Inlet. That’s always a plus, so we threw some live baits in the water and trolled over the edge until something ate. After crossing our fingers for 30 minutes, we hooked a nice size Barracuda with a mean set of teeth. Meanwhile, Captain Paul was marking herds of fish on the depth finder so I got all of our trolling gear set and ready to go. The Kingfish and Mahi – Mahi were solid. We caught our limit in no time at all, the wind slowly started to pick up and it was time to pop the kites. We found a good spot to dangle live goggle eyes on the surface and drop a few bloody dead baits down deep. Before we could even blink, the balloon went under and we were hooked to a sea monster of some sort. The 130 Penn Reel went berzerk! Charlie couldn’t have jumped in the fighting chair any faster. Once he got his hands on that rod, he reeled his butt off. This game fish gave Charlie a run for his money, he soon found out how hard game fish fight while deep sea fishing. Charlie won the battle with a huge Hammerhead Shark while fishing offshore in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Captain David Ide