|June 25, 2012 |
Today, JJ and Mike had a four hour charter in the afternoon. On the way out the inlet they bought some live goggleyes from the bait boat, hoping to catch the big ones. The wind has been out of the south and southeast around 15-25 mph for the last 6 days which makes the fishing excellent. They started trolling for the first two hours of the trip and the bite was really on. They caught plenty of bonitos, a few kingfish and two nice blackfin tunas.
There was a load of fish in the boat from the trolling, so the group went and put the kites up, laying out three live goggleyes and three big fresh bonito slabs. In less than half an hour a Silky shark swam up and ate one of kite baits. The six foot shark gave our anglers a 20 minute battle before being photographed and released. Silky sharks are named for the smooth texture of its skin. They are a fast-swimming open ocean shark caught while migrating along the continental shelf, and are found in both the Atlantic and Pacific.
The fishing excitement was not over though, as a sailfish swam up and ate the left long bait while we were releasing the Silky shark! This sailfish really put on an excellent show by jumping all over the ocean. It was just another great day of fishing in Fort Lauderdale.
June 26, 2012
The good fishing continued today as we had two boats going out in the morning. Mitch and I ran the Lady Pamela I on a shared charter. We went trolling for the whole trip and caught a nice mix of fish, including 3 bonitos, a blackfin tuna, 2 barracudas and a mahi-mahi.
On the Lady Pamela IV, JJ and Darin went both trolling and kitefishing. They too had a great trip, as their anglers caught a 30 lb wahoo, 10 bonitos, a Great Hammerhead shark and a Cero mackerel. Remember, when you come to south Florida, don’t forget to put Lady Pamela sportfishing on your list.'
Capt David Ide
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