Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report 05/17/09
We ended up getting an afternoon trip today with three people. We started the trip catching a few bait fish. We caught what we needed then went trolling. The second bait in the water got hit hard and the fight was on. The fish was pulling drag on the planer rod so we knew it was a nice fish. We got the leader and started bringing the fish to the boat, but it had different ideas. We got it close enough once to see that it was a nice size blackfin tuna before it ran off some more line. We finally got it back to the boat and got the gaff in it. We kept trolling and caught another blackfin and some kingfish and bonito. We were just about to switch up to kite fishing but there was rain coming in on us fast and the boats that had the kites out were already bringing in their kites, so we continued to troll. The rain got to us and just did not stop. The kingfish were biting still and we caught a couple more of them before going back to the dock.