One Helluva Hump Day Catch – Ft Lauderdale FishingPosted on: April 4, 2009
On Wednesday afternoon, David and his daughter Maria came fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II with Captain Paul and myself. We headed offshore around 1 P.M. with our father, daughter and my buddy Matt, our Mate in Training. Trolling gear was in the water and so were the Kings. Maria was having a ball reeling them in one after another. After we reached our limit on the Kingfish, we decided to go target something bigger. It’s Spring time and you know what that means, Game Sharks are migrating through South Florida and the bite is going off! Captain Paul took us to a nice spot just a few miles north of Port Everglades, our baits went out and we sat back. Matt was on the bridge with me and noticed something strange with the 200 bait. The rod bounced a few times before Captain Paul touched it. He started reeling it slowly and then BAM it bent over like you wouldn’t believe. I pushed the boat ahead to set the hook and Matt raced down from the bridge to get in on some cockpit action. David and Maria played pass off for quite a while, but pulled through as a team. They fought a 10 ft endangered Thresher Shark all the way to the transom. Now that’s one helluva Game Shark!
Captain David Ide