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Ft Lauderdale/Pompano Bch 27/28 April 2022

John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 3,928 Captain
Ft Lauderdale/Pompano Bch 27/28 April 2022

The weather has been too windy for offshore kayak fishing so had to make a run for it when the getting was good.  I originally planned to hit Pompano on the 27th, but when I woke up early and the weather had turned for the worse, I rolled over and went back to sleep – the weather looked better for the 28th.  

Later that morning the weather had moderated so I did a mid-morning jigging drift out of Ft. Lauderdale.    Although I meter a good amount of fish the overall fishing was very slow for Spring.


Eventually, I found what I was looking for – a nice Blackfin Tuna!



The tuna had some healed scars from what looked like a Wahoo strike.



A year earlier, I did reel up a Blackfin that was wacked by a Wahoo.



Other incidentals included a throwback football Blackfin 


And a spoiler Little Tunny that I made poke with.



Thursday, the 28th, I launched out of Pompano two hours before sunrise to find easy catch goggle eyes.  I was out in 190ft with two baits 20 minutes before sunrise hoping for Mr. Wahoo.
Instead, I had a double strike by Sailfish.



I was jigging a third rod at the time and unfortunately missed both strikes.  To add insult to injury a shark grabbed the bait after one of the Sailfish shook it.



Pompano also had some good meter marks but few strikes.



Eventually, I connected with a nice Reef Donkey





Other catches included a doubleheader of Little Tunny


 and a King Mackerel on the way in as the wind kicked up causing me to call it a day.



Given the amount of fish metered action was slow, but hopefully, the Spring bite starts soon.

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