Swords on the Line aboard the Lady Pamela II, Fishing in Ft Lauderdale, FloridaPosted on: September 11, 2009
The Lady Pamela II crew headed out for an all day Swordfish trip that lead into the night. Around lunch time, we reached our first destination of 1,800 ft of water. The first drop of the day didn’t produce much. The second drop was an instant bite but right before we got tight the Swordfish managed to pull the hook and free itself. Fifteen minutes into our third set and we were hooked. It was a battle between us and a huge Sword for 30 minutes. As soon as we got the leader, things went south and our fish disappeared. It was a bummer, but things could’ve been worse = no bites. Time flies when you’re having fun; the sun started to set and it was time to get our nighttime gear ready. Within an hour of nighttime Sword fishing, Kevin had a nice fish on the line.
We all called it a 100 lb’er until the 212 lb’er was in the boat. Gear went back out immediately; we were ready to get our hands on another Broadbill. Our last fish of the night was a 45 incher that swam away a free man for a future fight.
Captain David Ide