School of Mahi in 675 ft of water, Ft Lauderdale Sportfishing ChartersPosted on: October 8, 2009
Dawn and her family traveled to Fort Lauderdale to go deep sea fishing for the first time aboard the Lady Pamela II. The Windy City family was more familiar with inshore fishing because of previous Flamingo fishing trips. They decided to spice things up this time around and head offshore two days in a row. We left Lauderdale Marina bright and early pointing out mega yachts and million dollar mansions. Trolling the reef was the first thing on our list and the King Mackerel showed up nicely. Dawn and her family reeled in four Kingfish before we headed offshore for Mahi Mahi. The Dolphin weren’t as cooperative as the Kings, but once we found one, we found ‘em all. Our first Mahi of the day lead us to a giant school. It was spinner rod after spinner rod. We caught 17 Dolphin in 675 ft of water but were only able to put 10 on ice because the other 7 were short.
Day two started with catching live ballyhoo. There wasn’t much action on the troll but we did get a chance to pitch live bait to a Sailfish. We never hooked up with the dancer but Dawn and her family did get to see the Sail jump within feet of the boat. A 12 lb Mahi on the line made us smile after we lost our chance at the Sail. We put our 11th Dolphin in the box and headed to a shipwreck hoping for a hefty Grouper. We didn’t get to yank on a Grouper but we did get to play a little tug-o-war with a 30 lb Amberjack that fought like a beast. Four out of six Kingfish ended our day of fishing offshore.
We had a great time showing you what offshore fishing has to offer!
Captain David Ide