Monster Fish on the Shipwrecks in Ft LauderdalePosted on: April 9, 2009
This afternoon, Captain Paul and myself headed offshore with Mary, her Husband, Colleen and her two sons aboard the Lady Pamela II. The shipwrecks have been producing big fish the past couple of days so we loaded up on live speedos for later use. We filled the well to the rim and we were ready to go. First wreck of the day was a no go, nobody was home. Captain Paul relocated us to another wreck nearby and we went for round two. Second drop of the day and we finally got the bite. Mary jumped in the fighting chair and started reeling. By the time the fish came up to the surface, Mary was beat. She did a great job and put up one hell of a fight with a nice size Amberjack!
After we got that bite, we weren’t leaving. I dropped another speedo down to see if anybody else was hungry, but fishing was getting hard at this point. We got a few good bites, but the fish weren’t getting hooked correctly and they were getting away. I made one last drop, knowing that there were fish down there, and we got lucky. Colleen’s son Zach called dibs and the battle began. He fought a monster Barracuda all the way to the transom. What an awesome fish Zach!
Captain David Ide