Aug 11, 2012, 4:52 PM
August 7, 2012
Today Captain Justin and mate Jake handled the afternoon Lady Pamela sportfishing charter out of Ft. Lauderdale. The fishing was great, with their anglers boating bonitos and kingfish on the troll, as well as a few tile fish on the bottom in 350 feet of water. The charter party they took fishing were also hoping to catch a monster shark so Justin and Jake set about preparing baits for sharkfishing. They also talked to the anglers about catching a jewfish, which is the largest species in the grouper family. They decided to give it one shot on a jewfish, and it wasn’t ten minutes after putting baits in the water they hook a massive fish on the 130 lb tackle. Twenty minutes later they discovered a jewfish coming to the surface. Once they realized what it was it was hi fives all around, and Justin and Jake first jewfish is one they’ll never forget. This brute was every bit of 300 lbs. that was photographed and released, as they are a protected species. What an impressive catch!
(This post was edited by captdavid on Aug 11, 2012, 4:53 PM)