Wreck Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaPosted on: December 18, 2009
This afternoon, Don, Charlie and the whole family went deep sea sportfishing aboard the Lady Pamela to get some South Florida sunshine in mid December and catch some Fort Lauderdale fish. We headed out Port Everglades with trolling gear ready to go. Fishing started out fairly slow, a few King Mackerel, some small Bonito and two Blackfin Tuna. With very little action right out in front, we decided to run two miles north and put out a spread of live bonito fish to attract a Fort Lauderdale Sailfish. After an hour of hoping, we saw a Sailfish in the spread (a fish interested in our bait) but he must have been full because he disappeared in no time. We waited a little bit longer hoping he’d come back, but he didn’t so we moved onto wreck fishing. Once he found the perfect wreck, we dropped a live bait on the bottom with our power pro rod and gave it 20 cranks. BAM! We finally got a good bite. The rod bent over and started pulling hard. Charlie’s girl jumped into the fighting chair and began the battle. It wasn’t easy but she pulled through in the chair and brought the 30 lb Black Grouper to the top. That’s one hell of a catch offshore fishing in Fort Lauderdale!
Captain David Ide