Mahi – Mahi Madness! Ft Lauderdale FishingPosted on: May 25, 2009
Deep Sea fishing offshore Fort Lauderdale has been great this week. Although the weather hasn’t been picture perfect, the seas have been comfortable and the fish have been biting! There’s been tons of action on the reef for our morning and afternoon fishing trips. The Sailfish bite has petered out but the Mahi – Mahi have moved on in!
Al and his colleges set sail aboard the Lady Pamela II while in Fort Lauderdale for a work convention. Today was there window of opportunity to catch a break from the office and enjoy sunny South Florida. We left Lauderdale Marina bright and early and on a mission. Once we got out of Port Everglades we visited our friend, the local buoy, for bluerunners and speedos. We trolled the reef and landed a handful of King Mackerel and Bonito. Lately, it’s been common to run into a school or two of Mahi – Mahi in 500 ft of water. Right around 450 ft of water we came across three schools of nice size Dolphin ranging anywhere from 5 – 8 lbs. There were a few 12 – 15 lb’ers in the mix, too.
The Mahi – Mahi are running right now and there’s nothing like a homemade Dolphin sandwich!
Sea ya on the water.
Captain David Ide