RED HOT Wreck Bite – Offshore Fishing Ft LauderdalePosted on: April 10, 2009
This afternoon, Jeff and his kids came fishing with Captain Paul and myself aboard the Lady Pamela II for a fun day out on the water. There was a beautiful blue-ish green edge in 400 ft of water and that’s usually a good sign. We were hoping for maybe a big Sailfish or a nice size Mahi-Mahi for the family. No if’s, and’s or but’s, trolling gear was going in. Within 20 minutes of trolling over the edge, we noticed a huge Mola Mola swimming down the edge. It had to have been a 100 lb’er. There wasn’t much action on the troll besides the Sunfish, so we packed up and ran north to a wreck. We made the first drop and got nothing, not even a nibble. Tried again and got nothing again. We ran just a little bit north, made our third drop of the day and we finally got the bite. You know what they say, everything happens in three’s. Jeff’s daughter, Kathleen, reeled in a monster Amberjack all the way to the surface. She did an awesome job, her fish was twice her size! We wanted more so I made another drop and hoped for something to eat. We were hooked up again and this time it was Dad’s turn. Jeff reeled in a really nice size Bull King, it was the biggest one we’ve seen in a while. The wind started to pick up and so did the seas. Sea sickness kicked in rather quick with Kathleen and it was time to go inshore. We gave the shallow edge a shot before we headed back to home base and we got the bite. Jeff landed a Barracuda just inside the cut.
Awesome day out there guys!
Captain David Ide