Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report 06/20/09
We had the same guys as yesterday on the boat with us this morning. They wanted to catch something big , so we decided on a different tactic. We borrowed a set up from a friend and went out to try some daytime swordfish drops. We ran out 18 miles to the grounds and made our first drop. We drifted that for about 45 minutes without a bite so we brought it up and reset. The second drop was a little better. About five minutes after hitting bottom in 1700 feet of water we got a bite. At first we weren’t sure if it was a fish or if the weight was rusting on the bottom. We started bringing it up and stopping it to see and we kept getting slack in the line. Well, a ten pound weight doesn’t float on it’s own so we kept bringing it up. I guess somewhere along the way the fish fell off so by the time we got the line in it was time to head back to pick up our afternoon trip. I guess that’s what happens when you go big.
The afternoon trip was a local family of six. We started the trip trolling and caught a kingfish and a remora and missed a couple of other bites. Then we fished a few of the wrecks but no bites. We ended the trip trying to catch snapper but only ended up with one vermillion.