Tiger Sharks Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Tiger Sharks Fort Lauderdale

March 16, 2013

March 9, 2013

Shark fishing was the order of the day for the Lady Pamela IV, and the crew set out with fresh bonito that was caught the previous day as bait. After setting baits at the surface, mid-depth and near the bottom in 350 feet of water, our anglers patiently waited for the bite. Patience paid off as something huge hit the mid-depth bait and the fight was on. This was a big fish that turned out to be a seven foot tiger shark. These are among the largest and most aggressive of sharks, reaching nearly 18 feet long and weighing almost a ton. These fish are not uncommon off of Florida but they are infrequently hooked up. This was a fearsome fish and he sure put up a good fight. Nice catch!

March 13, 2013

A northern wind made fishing offshore too uncomfortable for our anglers, but the reef edge was well within the lea of the land and calmer seas. A combination of trolling and bottomfishing aboard the Lady Pamela II and Lady Pamela III yielded mahi-mahi, snappers, a few wahoo and some kingfish in the 20-25 lb range.

There are some big tarpon hanging inside the Port Everglades but they can be tough to catch with their bony mouths. Two tarpon trips last night yielded some tarpon hookups but no landings as the fish were able to throw the hooks. However, our anglers did get a few big jack crevalles to the boat.


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