Mahi – Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish & a 7ft Hammerhead while Fishing in Ft Lauderdale!Posted on: June 6, 2010
May 26th, 2010
Joe and his son went Tarpon fishing the past two nights in Ft Lauderdale and were very successful inshore. Today they decided to try their luck offshore on a deep sea fishing trip aboard the Lady Pamela II. Joe had been sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale before and was hoping the Mahi were biting this time around. We headed out of Port Everglades this afternoon and as soon as we hit 100 ft of water, the King Mackerel were bustin bait on the troll. The Mahi and Blackfin Tuna were active in 300 – 600 ft of water. We checked eating fish off the list and went searching for something bigger. Captain Paul rigged up three monster deep baits, one for the middle and one for the bottom. Within minutes of getting settled in, a Sailfish jumped out of the water looking to play. I gunned the boat ahead without even worrying about our deep baits and Captain Paul grabbed a spinner rod with a live bait. As soon as Captain Paul pitched the bait to the flopper, he set the hook and it was on. The Sailfish then began its series of jumps and air born cartwheels for our anglers. Joe and his son fought the Sailfish to the boat; we took some pictures and then released him back into the blue for a future fight. After a few high fives, we presented our big baits again and waited, but not for long. The bottom bait got hit immediately. Joe’s son reeled in a 7 ft Hammerhead Game Shark. What a great fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale; fresh fish for dinner, a Sailfish catch and release and a Hammerhead Shark bigger than anyone on board.
Captain David Ide