Sandbar shark

May 13, 2013

The Lady Pamela IV was out this morning trolling the outer reef edge north of Port Everglades Inlet in search of toothy predators. Captain Darin kept the charter busy with bonitos and blackfin tunas crashing seawitch feathers. They also caught a couple of 20 lb kingfish, and then it was time move offshore with fresh bonito as bait for sharks. It took two bait sets in 350 feet of water before the big bite. It turned out to be a 6ft sandbar shark that put up a nice little fight as it was reeled to the boat, photographed, and released. These sharks are easily recognized because they have a tall dorsal fin.


What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke