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  1. #324
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    Cool SW FL-Bonita Beach: Inshore Report

    Tuesday morning, 6/16, I fished with Larry Battiste and his young son, Lorenzo, in Estero Bay. We used live shrimp to catch seven keeper mangrove snapper and a 14 inch sheepshead. We released smaller sheepshead, snapper and trout.

    Wednesday morning, I fished Estero Bay again, with Cody Hennessey, on a catch and release trip. We released a dozen mangrove snapper and a 15 inch sheepshead. We hooked a big red but he got away from us before we could boat him.

    Saturday morning, 6/20, I fished a very warm Estero Bay with John McGushin and friend, Mike. We used shrimp to catch five keeper mangrove snapper to 14 inches and we released crevalle jack and ladyfish. We couldn’t get any reds to bite—maybe the warm water temps are making them lethargic. We half expected the fish to be reeled in already cooked!

    The photo shown is of angler, Steve Vender, with a 24 1/2 inch redfish, caught on shrimp, on a recent inshore trip.
    Captain Dave Hanson
    Fishbuster Charters, Inc.
    Bonita Beach, FL
    239 947-1688
    fishbuster@comcast.net
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    Default South Indian River Fishing Report - 6/18

    June 18, 2009

    INSHORE:

    Summertime has arrived here on the Treasure Coast, bringing warm weather and calm winds to the area. A fantastic time to fish! The bite has been improving each day this week. The best fishing has been just off the beach lately. Cobia, snook, permit and assorted other species have been cruising the beach feeding on the baitfish. It has been one of the best cobia runs in many years. Hope you had a chance to get out fishing!

    Mike, his dad, Dick, and son, Grant, joined me earlier in the week. It was a slower day than most, but they did manage to catch some nice trout for dinner. As the week progressed, the fish became more active. Dave and Pam Clark were vacationing in the area and decided to head out for a day on the water. Pam finished her day with three nice redfish and a couple gag groupers. Dave caught a couple snook up to 27" and a fat 26" trout for a fun day on their vacation. We tried again on Thursday and caught an assortment of fish, including a nice flounder.

    Trout are on the edges of the flats and feeding on the many bait schools. Look for schools of glass minnows and you should find the trout. Try a Deadly Combo for some trout action on the flats. We have found some nice snook also hanging around the flats. Redfish have been scattered in the shallow water, but willing to eat live bait or a DOA CAL jerk bait. Harbor Branch and Queen's Cove have been good trout areas. To the south, the west side of the river has been good for trout and redfish. Have some fun out there soon!

    Tip of the Week:

    The fourth of July is fast approaching the Treasure Coast. Now is the time to check over your equipment before you plan an outing on the water this holiday. Safety equipment isn't just a requirement, it's just good sense to be ready for any emergency that might happen on the water. Some things to check now, before the holiday is upon us. Life vests, flares, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, etc. Check the requirements for your boat and make sure everything is in good working order and currently in date. It only makes good sense to be prepared.....and you never know when there might be an emergency or you might be checked on the water. Have a safe and fun July 4th!

    As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

    Good Fishing and Be Safe,
    Captain Charlie Conner
    www.fishtalescharter.com

    email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com

    772-284-3852

    Dave and Pam Clark enjoying their vacation on the Treasure Coast.






  3. #322
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    Default Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report - June

    Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    www.ladypamela2.com

    954-761-8045



    Fishing in Fort Lauderdale during the month of June is truly satisfying. There is an abundance of activity inshore and offshore. Take your pick or fish both sides, I can guarantee that you will go home with a sore arm, a huge smile and a memory to last a lifetime.

    Now on to the good stuff; fishing. In the late afternoon, the inshore bite is hot and heavy for giant Tarpon. It’s common to get 5 – 6 bites by 100 lb’ers during a 4 hour period. On June 5th, the Lady Pamela II went 2 for 5 on the Tarpon bite just inside of Port Everglades. After putting out our baits, it didn’t take long before he was on. The 5 ft Tarpon started his series of jumps and our anglers enjoyed every second of the fight. Throughout the night, we had 4 more strikes, one of those being a solid hook up. After a few minutes on the line and one good jump, the fish managed to pull the hook and give it back. Our anglers went home happy as clams with a story to tell their friends.

    Fishing offshore in Fort Lauderdale is nothing short of epic. Whether you’re making a deep drop for Daytime Swordfish in 1,800 ft or trolling over the reef just a mile offshore, you’ll find action. The Kingfish, Mahi, Barracuda, Blakfin Tuna and Bonito will show themselves and stretch your line.

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    Not only is there action below, the Lady Pamela II has come across schools of jumping porpuses swimming alongside the boat and a handful of sea turtles mating on the surface.

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    We’ve found great success with Daytime Swordfishing, the bite has definitely picked up. They’re hungry and willing to battle with you during the day and the night. Broadbills are one the toughest fighting game fish in the Southeast, average encounters last more than an hour. If you’re looking to tug on something big, Swordfishing is the trip for you, during the day or night.

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    Summertime is Mahi time. June is well-known for its solid Dolphin bite as it is peak season from now until the end of July. The seas lay down, the water heats up and the weed lines drift on the surface. Weed lines are always a good sign when searching for Mahi offshore. Come across a weed stack a few miles out and chances are you’ll have a run in with a school of 30+ beautiful blue-ish green Dorado’s looking to eat. They put up one hell of a fight and fillets make for a great meal. Fresh Mahi – Mahi is a true South Florida souvenir.

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    June is also the time of year when we head across to the Bahamas for sportfishing expeditions. The weather is perfect, the seas are calm and the fishing is nearly endless. The yellow eye snapper bite is red hot in 850 ft water. You can reach your limit in no time and leave ‘em biting for the following day. The Lady Pamela II has traveled to Bimini quite a few times this month and caught monster size Mahi – Mahi, Wahoo on the troll, giant Amberjacks on the wrecks and we’ve seen two 500+ lb Blue Marlin jumping within feet of the boat. How can you go wrong?

    Fishing is strong and steady in all places with all techniques this time of year. So, let’s get out there and catch some fish!

    Sea ya on the water...


    Tight Lines!

    Captain David Ide

    E-MAIL: ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

    954-761-8045

  4. #321
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    Cool SW FL-Bonita Beach: Bonito, Goliaths, Kings, Spanish, S

    Monday morning, 6/8, I fished Estero Bay with Steve Sepan, his son, Ron, and his young grandson, Logan. We used live shrimp to catch two keeper sheepshead to 15 inches and a keeper redfish at 18 1/2 inches. We released small mangrove snapper, trout and crevalle jacks.

    Tuesday was a full day fishing trip with Florian Kordas and son, Mike, so we headed out a good ways to 73 feet, about 36 miles out of New Pass. We had a good day with lots of action and variety. We caught and kept ten nice mangrove snapper to 19 1/2 inches, three keeper yellowtail, all about 14 inches, and a few 15-inch whitebone porgies. We released Spanish mackerel to 26 inches, a ten-pound bonito, a 150 pound goliath grouper, mutton snapper shorts to 15 1/2 inches, undersized yellowtail and mangrove snapper, gag grouper shorts and red grouper shorts to 19 1/4 inches. We used shrimp for bait except for the goliath, which took a blue runner. It was a good day for both sport fish and table-fare.

    Wednesday morning, I was back offshore, but only to about 20 miles and 43 feet, fishing with John Winters and Steve Pettitt. I tried my mutton snapper hole first, but a huge goliath grouper ate the first three fish we hooked--all pretty nice muttons--so we had to move because it is hard to compete with a 500 pound monster. We checked out some other spots and ended up with four Spanish mackerel, all 23-24 inches, four keeper yellowtail snapper, four keeper mangrove snapper, along with some grunts and whitebone porgies. We released undersized yellowtail, mangs, triggerfish, gags and red grouper.

    That is it for this week—Slow season is upon us in SW FL. And near record heat is keeping even some locals indoors. We’ll have more to report over the next couple of weeks.

    The photo shown is of angler, John France, with a 19 inch mutton snapper, caught on shrimp, on a recent offshore trip.
    Captain Dave Hanson
    Fishbuster Charters, Inc.
    Bonita Beach, FL
    239 947-1688
    fishbuster@comcast.net
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  5. #320
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    Default South Indian River Fishing Report - 6/12

    June 12, 2009

    INSHORE:

    The recent full moon and warm weather slowed down the fishing this week, but you can find some fish out there willing to bite. I was out this week and found easily 30 snook around one dock south of Fort Pierce that were just taking it easy and not in the mood to eat after the recent full moon. Most of them were slot size or bigger, but no takers. As the moon wanes, look for fishing to pick up on the flats.

    Early morning is the prime time to be on the water. Top water at first light can get you some good hits from trout and snook. Trout fishing will get back to normal now and you can find some good size trout on the grass flats. Fishing will just continue to get better out there this month. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, here are some ideas to help make it better for everyone.

    Holiday Safe Boating Tips


    It's hard to believe that July 4th is just around the corner and that means lots of picnics, celebrations and boaters. Holidays always bring out the usual boaters along with lots of new boaters and those that only go out a few times a year. A little common sense and preparation can make your holiday on the water a fun adventure and not a befuzzling mess. Here are a few common sense tips to help get you ready for that enjoyable weekend.


    Prior to the Holiday:
    1. Make sure all batteries are in good working condition and fully charged.
    2. Put gas in the boat.
    3. Start your motor before you leave the house.
    4. Stow as much gear, etc in the boat before leaving.
    5. Check the trailer early enough to have the time to repair lights, tires, etc.


    At the ramp:
    1. Get your boat ready before pulling into the ramp. (All equipment on board - lines ready )
    2. Back in - launch the boat - move the boat out of the ramp area - get parked and back to the boat.
    3. Get out of the ramp area if you are waiting on others, need to get things arranged, or have problems.
    4. If you have problems, get out of the way of those launching. Don't tie up others for your problems at the ramp.


    On the water:
    1. Know the rules of the road or use common sense and courtesy.
    2. Don't be aggressive on the water. Allow plenty of room to other boats and slow down around heavy boat traffic.
    3. Remember, your wake affects others. Again, common sense and courtesy.
    4. Obey the laws! The signs are their for a reason, so just follow the rules and everyone will have an enjoyable day.
    5. Don't drink and drive! Have an experienced boater to be the designated driver for that day.
    6. Courtesy goes a long, long way!!
    Back at the ramp:
    1. Don't tie up a ramp while you get your vehicle. Most likely, someone is already getting theirs and should have first rights to pulling their boat out.
    2. Patience is a virtue....someone said. Don't be in a hurry. You will get your boat out, just wait your turn.
    3. Pull well away of the ramp area when securing your boat and gear. Allow others the courtesy of pulling their boats timely.
    4. Make sure everything is secure for a safe trip home from a wonderful Holiday weekend on the water!


    It's nothing new or bizarre, just simple things to help yourself and others around you to have a great Holiday Weekend! Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

    As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

    Good Fishing and Be Safe,
    Captain Charlie Conner
    www.fishtalescharter.com

    email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com

    772-284-3852

    A few photos from this week. Can you spot the snook?




  6. #319
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    Default Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island Fishing Report

    I’m Still Thinking About An East Coast Slam

    I never should have started reporting on this slam thing. Now it haunts me on every trip. One day this week was good for two varieties of the slam - snook and trout but no redfish. Another day was potentially good for completing the slam as snook, redfish and trout were hooked but two snook managed to throw the hook and swim to freedom. However, the message remains the same. The time is still ripe for completing the east coast slam of redfish, trout and snook. I think chances are as good in May and June as any other month of the year.

    With all the rain we have experienced there has been little opportunity to get out on the water. Also, the Banana River is up more than a foot in water depth and the fish have many new places to go, so keep looking for the bait to find the fish and don’t be afraid to try new places. The mullet are still very numerous in the river and sometimes you find the glass minnows so thick you would wonder why any fish in the river is not full and unwilling to bite. Fortunately, that is not the way it works and some of our best fishing is experienced when the bait are most plentiful!

    On the first day I mentioned above, the snook came on a Top Pup. Fishing this lure with a walk-the-dog presentation is something snook and big trout just can’t seem to pass up. On this morning both trout and snook were willing to chase down the Pink Top Pup I was casting. I should say early morning, because the bite seemed to be over by 8:00. More trout were caught using my old standby RipTide 3 inch mullet in the silver mullet color. Rigged on a ¼ ounce Pro Jig Head this bait is deadly on hungry trout. It also tempted some ladyfish and jacks to bend the pole.

    On the second day Brian and his Dad, Ted, came over from the Orlando area to enjoy some Banana River fishing. This is the second year Brian treated his dad to a special birthday party on the water. It turns out Ted and I graduated from Wichita High School East in the same year so we have a little in common. Mostly, we agree, we are just great fishermen. We got a good early start leaving the dock about 6:00 am. Ted was the first to hook up with a nice snook. He was pitching a Top Pup parallel to a rocky shoreline looking specifically for snook. Sure enough it didn’t take long and he expertly fought the fish to the boat. Then, as sometimes happens, the hook pulled and the fish was gone. It looked like it was going to be very close to a slot-sized fish.

    A little later a nice sized bluefish attacked Ted’s lure. He had changed over to a RipTide Mullet and was casting to some deeper water when the unexpected bluefish tagged him good and then came jumping out of the water. This was one of the best aerial shows I have ever witnessed from a bluefish. From where it first came out of the water to the last jump was probably 25 feet and it jumped 3 or 4 times in between. Not to unexpectedly the final jump resulted in a cut line and that fish was gone too. As everyone knows, you really need a little wire leader or at least an extra long shank hook to successfully land the blues, but we were not targeting them so the result was a lost lure and fish.

    The next fish was another snook, once again on a Top Pup. It was a different location but similar to the previous one that produced the earlier snook - a rocky shoreline holding lots of mullet. Many casts were made with various retrieves in an attempt to elicit a strike. The bite had been slow all morning and I was instructing Brian on how to fish the “Pup” a little faster when the strike occurred. Unfortunately, like before the fish pulled loose and swam to safety. On days when the bite is slow sometimes you can bring on an anger strike from a fish with a little faster retrieve.

    As the low light conditions of the morning waned we moved again and tried some live shrimp to see what we could summon to our hook. It was not long after anchoring near a shallow ridge that Ted hooked up again. In normal water levels this ridge would be only 6 inches under the water and easily visible - now, with the water up its more like 18 inches deep and a lot harder to locate. It was immediately apparent that this was not an average fish. As it got closer to the boat we all saw a giant gator trout. We took a couple quick pictures and Ted elected to release the oversized trout so she could reproduce and provide some more trout to hopefully grow up like her.



    Brian added a smaller trout and Ted added a sheepshead before we moved on again.



    We fished some docks without success and then moved to the mouth of a residential canal where Brian added the redfish that would have completed the slam if the snook had not gotten away. It was a beauty of a fish with a real dark red hue and an extra spot on each side. The fish measured 20 inches and, as it turned out, was Brian’s first redfish. Now he is hooked and wants some more.



    With the thunder clouds building in the west we called it a day and headed for the dock after a fun day on the water. It was tough fishing, but with two anglers with the right attitude to make the birthday party a success. Their persistence and never say die approach brought fish to the boat on a slow bite day and with a little luck we would have had our slam. We were joined during the outing by dolphin, manatees, osprey, pelicans and other party crashers but they simply added to the enjoyment of a day on the water.

    That’s what it’s all about. Good fishin’.

    Announcement: I want to take this opportunity to announce my upcoming book entitled Secrets From Florida’s Master Anglers. It is a book intended to provide many tips and pro secrets to fishing success. It is based on interviews with 20 of Florida’s top guides on various fishing topics. The book is being published by University Press of Florida. It will be available in bookstore across the state, on Amazon.com or from the publisher directly, sometime this fall. Regardless of your level of fishing skill this book will have something for you.

    Here is what some early readers of the book say:

    "Ron's highly privileged interviews with many of Florida's top guides expose lots of secrets that are sure to improve fishing success."--Phil Chapman

    "A great peek into twenty of the finest fishing minds of Florida! No matter your current skill level, this book will improve your confidence on the water."--Brett Fitzgerald

    "Unique in that it includes a variety of approaches to inshore saltwater fishing, provided by a broad selection of some of Florida's finest fishing guides. There is something for almost everyone who fishes the Florida coast."--Richard A. Davidson

  7. #318
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    Cool SW FL-Bonita Beach: Nice Muttons Offshore;Trout Inshore

    Tuesday, 5/26, I fished central Estero Bay with Wayne Hawkins and his niece, Lauren Mullinax, both from Cumming, GA. We used live shrimp and popping corks to catch three keeper trout to 18 inches and release lots of smaller trout. We also caught two keeper sheepshead, and we released a 23 inch snook.

    Wednesday morning, I headed out of New Pass to 43 feet to fish offshore with George Noonan and his two sons. We fished with shrimp, hoping to catch some nice mutton snapper, like I had last week. But the goliath grouper had other ideas and ate two of those before we could get them off the bottom. We managed to beat out the goliaths and keep a nice yellowtail, some porgies and grunts, and two king mackerel at 25 inches and 32 inches. We also caught and released a 25 pound goliath grouper, along with lots of mangrove and yellowtail snapper shorts, undersized gag grouper and smaller kingfish.

    I headed offshore Saturday morning with Leon Mead and son, Spencer, but we only made it to the near-shore reefs because of three-to-four foot seas, even near-shore. We used shrimp to catch keeper mangrove snapper, grunts and Spanish mackerel, and we released grouper shorts, smaller mackerel and blue runners.

    Fishing Estero Bay Sunday with Steve Vender and Shawn Hennessey yielded some decent trout to 19 inches. Steve fished with me a couple more times this week too, on Tuesday and Thursday.

    Tuesday, 6/2, we headed offshore to 43 feet, about 20 miles west of New Pass. We caught three mutton snapper at 16 ½ inches, 18 inches and 19 ¾ inches. We lost another big one when it cut the line and also hooked a hogfish that got free about three feet from the boat. We also caught whitebone porgies and Spanish mackerel, and released triggerfish, grouper shorts, grunts and blue runners.

    Thursday, we’d planned to head out for more muttons but the rain offshore kept us in the backwaters, where we caught a 24 ½ inch redfish, a 14 inch sheepshead and a few keeper mangrove snapper.

    Backwaters fishing Friday morning with Dave Koenigsmark and his five-year-old son, Tyler, was good for three keeper trout, two at 18 ½ inches and one at 17 inches, on shrimp with popping corks. We also caught a few keeper mangrove snapper to 13 inches.

    The photo shown is of angler, Gary Click, with a 23 inch trout, caught on shrimp, on a recent inshore trip.
    Captain Dave Hanson
    Fishbuster Charters, Inc.
    Bonita Beach, FL
    239 947-1688
    fishbuster@comcast.net
    http://www.fishbustercharters.com

  8. #317
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    Default Fort Lauderdale Daytime Swordfish Report

    Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    www.ladypamela2.com

    954-761-8045



    On Sunday morning, a crew of Alison, Dustin, Dustin’s father, Captain Paul and I set sail aboard the Lady Pamela II for Dustin’s birthday. What a better way to spend your birthday than deep sea fishing offshore in Fort Lauderdale. The plan was to go daytime sword fishing and put Dustin on a big one. We were successful.

    We left Lauderdale Marina bright and early and ready to catch some fish. The weather was wonderful and the fishing wasn’t half bad either. We started off our trip trolling to Swordfish land and hooked up with a handful of Kingfish and a good size Mahi.

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    Once we reached our destination, Captain Paul dropped ‘er down 1,800 ft and did the fish dance. Our crew was on full alert. Captain Paul and I kept a close eye on the rod because a bite by a powerful Broadbill on the bottom might not be anything more than a slight bend in the tip. Once he was on, he was on. Captain Paul got Dustin situated and he went to town. After a brutal fight in 90 degree heat, the fish came into view of the boat, fighting its way to the transom.

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    There were several high fives and handshakes given after Dustin landed his 100 lb Swordfish. I think I may have heard him say it was his best birthday ever on the way in.

    Happy Birthday Dustin!


    Tight Lines!

    Captain David Ide

    E-MAIL: ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

    954-761-8045

  9. #316
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    Default South Indian River Fishing Report - 6/3

    June 3, 2009

    INSHORE:

    There is something about the arrival of summer fishing that I look forward to each year. Calm waters and lots of bait around the river has the fish in the mood to eat. It makes for great days fishing around the Treasure Coast and provides a variety of ways to fish the river. It's great to live and fish here!

    I had the pleasure of having Frank and Rick on the boat this week. Frank was celebrating his 50th birthday and the fish were cooperating to make it a wonderful time. They boated 5 reds, which a couple were oversize, and a dozen nice trout up to 24" on the flats. Happy Birthday Frank! Richie and JoAnn were back for another adventure on the river this week as well. The weather again cooperated and gave us a chance to fish some areas that have been producing some nice fish. They teamed up to boat 6 reds up to 29" and lost a few more in the process. We moved over to the other side of the river and boated a dozen trout up to 22" that day. There were also the usual jacks and ladyfish to add to a fun day of fishing. JoAnn and I were careful to keep Richie dry this year......

    Trout continue to hang along the flats, especially the edges, in two to four feet of water. Live shrimp or DOA Deadly Combos are our first choice for some nice trout. Queen's Cove and Harbor Branch have been our best flats of late. Redfish are showing up in the mood to feed and it's the time of year that I really enjoy. I look for flats that have lots of sandy areas along with some grass. They are shallow now so keep the noise down in the boat. Snook fishing has slowed down quite a bit since the season closed. It's catch and release until September.

    Snapper have been showing up on the channel edges. You can have some fun with all the ladyfish and jacks around the river. The catwalks have been pretty quiet for now, but sheephead are still around the piliings. The river to the north of Fort Pierce has been more on the cloudy side this week, but the flats to the south have held up very well and most are pretty clean and clear right now.

    Tip of the Week:

    It's that time of year to break out the fish traps and catch a load of pig or pinfish. Trout, reds and snook all love them. They are just the right size to use with a popping cork and can produce some good size fish. You can find lots of baitfish around the river right now, so get out and have some fun!

    As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

    Good Fishing and Be Safe,
    Captain Charlie Conner
    www.fishtalescharter.com

    email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com

    772-284-3852

    Happy 50th Frank!



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    Richie and JoAnn's Adventures this week!




  10. #315
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    Default Mahi - Mahi Migration in Fort Lauderdale

    Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    www.ladypamela2.com

    954-761-8045



    Mahi-Mahi Madness!

    Deep Sea fishing offshore Fort Lauderdale has been great this week. Although the weather hasn’t been picture perfect, the seas have been comfortable and the fish have been biting! There’s been tons of action on the reef for our morning and afternoon fishing trips. The Sailfish bite has petered out but the Mahi – Mahi have moved on in!

    Al and his colleges set sail aboard the Lady Pamela II while in Fort Lauderdale for a work convention. Today was there window of opportunity to catch a break from the office and enjoy sunny South Florida. We left Lauderdale Marina bright and early and on a mission. Once we got out of Port Everglades we visited our friend, the local buoy, for bluerunners and speedos. We trolled the reef and landed a handful of King Mackerel and Bonito. Lately, it’s been common to run into a school or two of Mahi – Mahi in 500 ft of water. Right around 450 ft of water we came across three schools of nice size Dolphin ranging anywhere from 5 – 8 lbs. There were a few 12 - 15 lb'ers in the mix, too.

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    The Mahi – Mahi are running right now and there’s nothing like a homemade Dolphin sandwich!

    Sea ya on the water.


    Tight Lines!

    Captain David Ide

    E-MAIL: ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

    954-761-8045

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