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.