Tiger Shark Caught Off Fort Lauderdale

April 23, 2013

April 22, 2013

Mark, a friend of mine, and two of his family members from MN headed out around 1:00 p.m. aboard the Lady Pamela II for one hell of an afternoon of fishing. We trolled for a couple of hours catching ten bonitos and two nice sashimi-size blackfin tunas. With all these bonitos on the boat we headed out to shark land. We put out 3 fresh bonitos; one on the bottom, one in the middle and one on top. In no time at all we had a monster bite on the bottom bait. This was a big fish that hit the bait so hard I thought it was going to break the rod. The heavy tackle held up though, and twenty minutes later a big tiger shark swam right to the boat! This was a big deal for me as I have never caught a tiger shark out here. A few of our other boats and captains have caught these fearsome fish, but not many. What a cool shark this was! As these fish are now a protected species, we tagged it, photographed it, and let it swim away.

Tiger Shark Fort Lauderdale

Tiger Shark Tagged And Released

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Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

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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