Sailfish Bite Pushes Through Ft Lauderdale, South FloridaPosted on: March 25, 2009
This morning the Lady Pamela II set sail with a group full of troopers. Shelly, her Husband, Julius and his family joined the LP II crew in 5-7 ft seas ready to catch some fish and go home with a great story. When the seas are nasty the fish usually bite, especially the Atlantic Sailfish. On the way out the Intracoastal we loaded up with live goggleeye’s to fly the kites. When we hit open water, we picked a spot and popped the kites. Within 20 minutes of kite fishing, Shelly and her Husband hooked up with a flopper. It was a large Atlantic Sailfish jumping within feet behind the boat. All 5 anglers were jumping up and down with excitement. It was a tough fight, but Shelly’s husband did it. He was stoked when he got that 5 1/2 footer to the boat. Not too long after we released the Sailfish, Julius’ son landed a gaffer size Mahi – Mahi weighing in around 20 lbs.
We headed back to Shallow Harbor to drop off our early birds and pick up our afternoon anglers. We had a killer morning trip and couldn’t wait to top it off with a great afternoon bite. Russ and Russell joined us from Minnesota, David and his wife traveled here from the Windy City and Elizabeth was in town from Maryland. Conditions were perfect to fly the kites. The Sailfish were around in the morning so we picked up live goggleeye’s hoping to hook up with another one. Within minutes of suspending the goggs from the kites, we hooked a nice size Barracuda. Then a Mahi – Mahi ate and Elizabeth reeled in a 20 lb’er. It didn’t stop there. The right long got hit, Justin picked up the rod but the Sailfish spit the hook. We didn’t catch the Sail but we weren’t complaining with our cuda and gaffer size Mahi. Last stop of the day was the wreck. We made a few drops and didn’t even get a nibble. There wasn’t much current, but it didn’t hurt to try. All in all, the Lady Pamela II had another great day on the water.
Captain David Ide