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DEEP SEA FISHING FLORIDA
As we entered into August, seas were flat as glass and the fishing was
phenomenal, producing Kingfish and Bonito for all. The Bonito bite is still
strong and steady with the Kings by their side. Get your Bonito fix in now and
save those strips for later because September is right around the corner and the
bite should come to a halt here shortly. Kingfish on the other hand will remain
on the reefs and will continue to bite anywhere from 30 – 60 feet below the
surface. Trolling is the most common way to land a Kingfish and the Lady Pamela
II has been successful with 8 – 10 lb’ers coming over the side along with a few
bigger Mackerels in the 25 -40 lb range. Not only have the Kings been hitin’ the
deck left and right, the Blackfin Tuna have showed themselves quite nicely this
month. Blackfin Tuna provide excellent sport on light tackle and a hefty 50
lb’er on the line is common. Blackfin flesh is a bit dark but extremely tasty
The image of several Sailfish release flags flying from the rigger plays nicely
against a South Florida winter sky. However, anyone who thinks Sailfish are
strictly cold-weather species might want to reconsider. Spindlebeaks aren’t just
for guys in grundens. For the past several summers, a growing number of Sailfish
have been caught from Palm Beach to the Upper Keys. Yet, the bite is nowhere
better than off the coast of Fort Lauderdale and Miami during the summer months.
This must be how the name “Sailfish Alley” came about for Broward and Dade
County. August hasn’t given us much wind to work with, but we did have a few
days where it was blowing enough to fly the kites and get our hands on a few
jumping Sailfish. Winter is creeping up behind us and the Lady Pamela II is
excited to see what the season has in store for us.
Although spring is high season for Game Sharks, the August bite hasn’t been too
shabby. We’ve caught a handful of Game Sharks offshore that didn’t give in
easily and put up a wicked fight.
Hi Captain Dave,
Just got back to Atlanta and wanted to send you pictures of the big catch. I
can’t believe I caught an 8’ golden hammerhead shark. It was my dream to catch a
shark – I watch about sharks whenever they are on tv.
The shipwrecks offshore have been holding heavy with loads of fish. Drop a fresh
bait 350 ft deep and your chances of attracting an Amberjack is likely. Not only
are Amberjacks hanging deep, Groupers flock to a well presented bait sitting on
the bottom as well. Move into the shallow wrecks and the dinosaur Barracuda will
hop on that bait and bend the rod.
The Wahoo bite has been incredible around the full moons. Wahoo are one of the
tastiest eating fish and these fierce fighters will show you who’s boss on the
water real quick, especially at 75 lb’s plus.
Mahi fishing is the talk of the town right now. It has been hit or miss, with a
few small stray fish here and there, nothing to rave about, yet. The Lady Pamela
II has been averaging about 10 Mahi per week anywhere from 5 – 20 lb’s. The
delicious Dolphin haven’t chugged it this way yet, but we are still hoping for a
big run of hungry fish next month.
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