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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!

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April 10th, 2010

Sailfish, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna & 15 ft Hammerhead Shark!

Today I ran the Lady Pamela with Adam, Jay, JT and their 3 other buddies from Nashville. Captain Paul ran the Lady Pamela II for an eight-hour fishing trip with Kate and Scott who fish with us once a year. My day started off by loading up with live goggle eyes and heading out to 350 ft of water to suspend the kites with live bait dancing on the surface. The bite was on. We went 1 for 3 on jumping Sailfish and saw the biggest Great Gray Hammerhead I’ve ever seen swim through our spread, a 15 footer. We tried our hardest to get him to eat and but he just wasn’t interested. I wish he stuck around long enough for me to get a picture! Kate and Scott were non-stop on the Lady Pamela II catching 4 King Mackerel, 3 Blackfin Tuna and a 10 ft Hammerhead Shark. Kate kicked butt in the chair but let Scott finish the fight.

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April 11th, 2010

Tag & Release, Fresh Blackfin Tuna for dinner makes for a great day fishing in Fort Lauderdale!

This morning, Sean joined Rusty, our new mate, Mike and I aboard the Lady Pamela II for a 4-hour fishing charter. We headed out the inlet and live bait was the first thing on our to do list. The buoy right out front provided us with Rainbow Runners, Blue Runners and Speedos for later use. After we loaded up our live well, I ran the Lady Pamela II to 300 ft of water where the out going current and the Gulfstream meet. Mike and Rusty suspended two SFE fishing kites rigged with four live goggle eyes and dropped down three big Kingfish heads on the 130 Internationals. We drifted for only 10 minutes before I yelled, “Shark on the long kite!” Sean fought the 5 ft Hammerhead Shark for 20 minutes before we got him in the boat for a few pictures. Shortly after, we expertly tagged and released him for a future fight and began to troll west. Two Blackfin Tuna ate and Sean reeled in two King Mackerel to top off the day. All three of us had a great time fishing with Sean today; he has a great story to go home with, a sore arm and pictures to prove it.

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Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide

Fort Lauderdale Fishing - Deep Sea Fishing Charters Ft Lauderdale - Lady Pamela 2

954-761-8045

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So what's the real length of the Hammerhead? I see 15' in one place, 10' in another, and since I'm used to measuring sharks at FL, what I see in the picture is about 6'....

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Well, let's go back and read the report again.

"We went 1 for 3 on jumping Sailfish and saw the biggest Great Gray Hammerhead I’ve ever seen swim through our spread, a 15 footer. We tried our hardest to get him to eat and but he just wasn’t interested. I wish he stuck around long enough for me to get a picture!"

Under that paragraph there is a picture of the Sail.

"Sean fought the 5 ft Hammerhead Shark for 20 minutes before we got him in the boat for a few pictures. Shortly after, we expertly tagged and released him for a future fight and began to troll west."

...under that paragraph there is the picture of the 5 footer, not a 6 footer.

I hope that was clear enough for you.

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