You know you love to fish in Fort Lauderdale when you go on your day off!Posted on: April 9, 2010
April 8th, 2010
You know you love to fish when you go on your days off.
This afternoon, April and I were invited to go on Joe’s Midnight Express for some fun fishing offshore. We left Joe’s house around 1:45 and heard the Sailfish were feeding from the Lady Pamela II. Live goggle eyes were MIA so we headed out Port Everglades and to the buoy in 2-4 ft seas. The Bluerunners and Speedos weren’t cooperating and the current was rippin. After about 45 minutes, we went on our way with 5 bait fish and I told Joe, “This is why they charge so much for bait.” The seas began to calm down as we headed to a wreck just north of Port Everglades. Our first 2 drops in 265 ft of water got the bite, but shortly after, we got bit off. Joe released our 3rd bait down, cranked it 25 times and we got the bite from a nice size Amberjack. We didn’t waste any time to get bait #4 down there and we got an even bigger bite, the rod doubled over until the fish pulled the hook. Our last bait went down and within minutes, another Amberjack ate. Every drop produced a bite and we had a great time. Joe, thanks for having us!
Captain David Ide