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Sailfish Tournament Palm Beach

Friday, December 20th, 2013

December 14, 2013

Palm Beach Fishing

This last weekend some of the Lady Pamela II sportfishing crew fished the “Operation Sailfish” billfish tournament out of West Palm Beach, Florida. The mission of the $500,000 tournament was to capture and release as many sailfish as possible over the course of two days of high stakes tournament fishing. A portion of the proceeds from Operation Sailfish was devoted to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial aid and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

The LP II crew ran the Irish Twin, a 52 foot Viking sportfisher for four days, consisting of two days of pre-fishing as well as the two days of the tournament. Pre-fishing is critical in these high stakes tournaments as it gives competitors important information on where the fish are biting and what they are eating. The pre-fishing paid off, as Captain David was able to put the boat on the fish. Andrew Kennedy, the master angler aboard the boat, earned the top male angler award with eight sailfish releases. In addition to seventeen total sailfish caught by the Irish Twin team, a 25 lb kingfish and some dolphin were also landed.

A big congratulation goes out to Andrew Kennedy and the Irish Twin fishing team!

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Great Fishing Now in Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

December 6, 2013

We had a great group of guys from Kentucky with us today that were hoping to catch some dolphin and sailfish. We bought two dozen goggleyes on the way out in the morning for the all-day charter. There was some green water and a nice knot and a half north current right out front of Port Everglades, so we set up there in about 150 feet of water. The sailfish bite was on and we went one for two on the sails right away. Unfortunately one of the guests got seasick so we ran back in to drop him off at the dock. It was nearly noon by this time so we ran the Lady Pamela II offshore and found three nice mahi-mahi and a big African pompano.

Sailfish Fty Lauderdale  With Capt Darin

To round out the day, we set the kites back out in 200 feet of water looking for more sailfish. The lively goggleyes we had left were just ticket, as our anglers hooked up and landed another three sails. Mahi-mahi, African pompano and four of five sailfish sure made for an exciting full day charter.

African Pompano

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Deep Sea FIshing Report End Of November Ft Lauderdale

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

November 30, 2013

This Saturday we had fishing trips off of Ft. Lauderdale in both the morning and afternoon. During the 8am‑12 noon trip we caught a lot of blackfin tuna and one nice wahoo. Ryan from Orlando landed the wahoo that weighed about 20 pounds. Fishing was a little slower during the afternoon trip but the crew aboard the Lady Pamela II still found some fish. They landed some king mackerel as well as a few mahi-mahi. Not a boatload of fish but still plenty for dinner!

FIshing Lady Pamela 2

FIshing Lady Pamela 2

Ryans Wahoo

Ryans Wahoo

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Fort Lauderdale November Fishing

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

November 28, 2013

Today we had Judy and her family from Fort Lauderdale out for one great four trip. The Lady Pamela II was set up to troll for most of the trip and our anglers started off with a couple of skipjack tunas. We stumbled upon a floating metal container off a cargo ship and we got eight nice dolphin up to 15 pounds plus a few nice blackfin tunas. What a fun day!

Fort Lauderdale Dolphin Fishing

Fort Lauderdale Dolphin Fishing

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Fishing Lauderdale

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

November 19, 2013

Captain Steve and mate Adam hosted a pretty good day fishing today the Lady Pamela II out of Fort Lauderdale. They caught a nice mix of fish including a wahoo, a big sailfish, a couple of mahi-mahi, and a king mackerel.

Captain Joe and mate Brett also had a pretty good day today aboard the Lady Pamela I. They caught a sailfish, a few blackfin tunas, some bonitos, and a king mackerel.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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November Fishing Report Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

November 13‑16, 2013

Lauderdale Fishing

November 13

Our friends Jeff and Brett were out for six hours on day three of their charter and enjoyed a little bit of a fishing bonanza. They caught two sailfish and had a third knockdown that threw the hook. They also boated six nice mutton snappers, five nice mahi-mahi and a big kingfish.

November 14

Today was last day of fishing for Jeff from Texas and Brett from Oklahoma. We were aboard the Lady Pamela II here in Fort Lauderdale. The guys had to catch a flight home but they were still able to catch a nice dolphin.

Fishing Fort Lauderdale

November 15

This morning the Lady Pamela II caught a couple of nice mahi-mahi, two blackfin tuna and a few smoker kingfish.

November 16

Today Captain Darrin and mate Joe were out in the morning aboard the Lady Pamela II. They caught a few mahi-mahi, a king fish, and a blackfin tuna.

On the afternoon charter the crew had three anglers on a split charter. The charter included Don from Fort Lauderdale and Ron from Texas who caught a couple of mahi-mahi with the kites. They also caught two beautiful sailfish off the kites using live goggleyes.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Ft Lauderdale Charter fishing

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

November 11 and 12, 2013

I took a good friend of mine Jeff Hazel from Texas out fishing with his cousin Brett from Oklahoma. We went one for two on sailfish, trolling rigged ballyhoo behind the Lady Pamela II. We also boated ten mahi-mahi up to 15 pounds. Later in the afternoon we went kitefishing and caught another seven mahi-mahi. Our total for the day was one sailfish and seventeen nice mahi.

Fort Lauderdale winter time kite fishing

Fort Lauderdale winter time kite fishing

We took Jeff and Brett back out fishing on the 12th. Fishing was still pretty good aboard the Lady Pamela II as we went one for two on sailfish and caught six more nice mahi-mahi.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Kite Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

November 10, 2013

The Lady Pamela III had a driftfishing trip from 8 am to 12 noon catching a nice mix of both surface predators and bottomfish. Anglers fishing near the surface pulled in some blackfin tunas, a few nice kingfish, and a couple of mahi-mahi. The bottom was yielding lots of grunts and snappers. The driftfishing has been red-hot all week, just like the offshore fishing.

In the afternoon, I took a friend of mine in from New Jersey for some fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II. We headed out with a dozen live goggleyes and went kite fishing right out in front of Port Everglades in 110 feet of water. The baits weren’t out 10 minutes before a couple of mahi-mahi slammed into the spread. It was nonstop from there, and within 2 hours we had burned through all of our live baits. We did pretty well though, releasing one sailfish, and boating four nice gaffer mahi out of eight hookups.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Lauderdale Fishing

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

November 9, 2013

We are just into the second week of November and while the weather has gotten a little cooler, the fishing has gotten hot! This morning our charter aboard the Lady Pamela II went out and caught a bunch of small dolphin and a nice sailfish. The Pamela was back out this afternoon and they caught a bunch of gaffer dolphin, including a big 40 pound bull. Our busy anglers even found time to catch a sailfish!

FOrt Lauderdale dolphin fishing

FOrt Lauderdale dolphin fishing

Lauderdale Fishing

Lauderdale Fishing

Now is the time that we transition into the winter fishing season which should bring more mahi-mahi and sailfish. We are even landing a few wahoo, and there are definitely some big sharks still around to be caught. Give us a call and let’s go get some fresh fish for the table.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

November 8, 2013

Yesterday I ran Lady Pamela II on both morning and afternoon trips. We were one for three on sailfish in the morning trolling right out in front off of Fort Lauderdale. During the afternoon trip we put up the kites with nice lively goggleyes hanging right at the surface. We had hook ups on a big, maybe 40 pound kingfish, then lost a 10 pounder. We also hooked up a big sailfish, but after some wild tail-walking he threw the hook. One our other boats in the Lady Pamela II fleet was also out this afternoon and caught one nice big sailfish and had another one toss the hook after a few jumps. It was great weather and great fishing.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Customer Testimonial

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Last Saturday, October 26th I chartered Lady Pamela 2 with Captain Justin and Joey Gins as crew.

It was surprise for my son’s 16th birthday.
On board was my son, three of his friends, my daughter and my boyfriend ( who is friends with Joey from the band business )
The boat left the dock at 7:00 and my daughter kept me updated, via text, what was going on.
She was told that there was nothing out there as the monitor showed nothing as well the “talk” from the other boats indicated the same
BUT as your website and FB page indicate I knew that my son would catch something.
Sure enough – he was handed a rod that had a sailfish at the end.
Between him and Joey they got the fish on board and the thrill in my son’s face in the pictures my daughter took were thanks enough for booking the trip
Thank you to Justin and Joey for a great job and we will definitely be back for another charter.
Karen Downey

Family Fishing Charters

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

November 7, 2013

Darrin and I headed out today in the Lady Pamela II for a six hour fishing trip with Bill and his family from Ohio. The goal for today was for Bill, his son, and son-in-law to catch a billfish. We picked up some live goggleyes at Fort Lauderdale Marina and headed out of Port Everglades inlet. The wind was out of the southeast along with a smoking south current running about 3 knots. We put out the kites with live goggleyes in about 250 feet of water, and put one big shark bait on the bottom. It was a long two hours before we got the first bite, but it was giant seven and half foot Atlantic sailfish that took nearly 40 minutes to get behind the boat. This was a spectacular catch and we got some great pictures before releasing the fish and putting the baits back out.

Ft Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Ft Lauderdale Fishing Charters

The wind had moved the Pamela in to 130 feet of water but there were fish here too. We caught a couple of mahi-mahi and a king mackerel on the kites. Then, in the last hour of the trip we hooked up another sailfish. Bill and his family from Ohio got what they were angling for and then some! Sailfish, mahi, and king mackerel on the hook sure made for a fun day.

Family Fishing Charters

Family Fishing Charters

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Sailfishing Fort Lauderdale

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Fort Lauderdale Charters

October 31, 2013

There were no tricks but plenty of treats today aboard the Lady Pamela II sportfishing boat, with Captain Darrin and JJ. The 8 to 12 morning trip began with some trolling on the reef for mahi-mahi, wahoos, kingfish or tuna. Mahi were the big catch of the day with our anglers landing five mahi-mahi up to 10 pounds, plus a couple kingfish, and a few bonito. Even with all this action there was still fishing time, so the team decided to try for sailfish.

Lady Pamela 2 Mahi Mahi

Lady Pamela 2 Mahi Mahi

Sailfish Release

Sailfish Release

The live well was loaded with live goggleyes so Darrin ran the boat south and inshore to 110 feet of water just off Hollywood Beach. JJ put up the kites with some nice frisky goggleyes hanging below, and in no time they had a sailfish doubleheader! It took nearly 30 minutes to catch both fish without getting them tangled up. JJ did a masterful job of wiring the fish, and once they were behind the boat the crew got some really good pictures and a pair of releases to make for one great Halloween fishing trip.

FIshing Fort Lauderdale

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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Fishing Fort Lauderdale Family Style

Friday, October 25th, 2013

October 24, 2013

Today we enjoyed the company of Rodney and his friends from Alabama aboard the Lady Pamela II. This was an afternoon charter, so from 1 to 5 pm we were able to troll around a little bit and catch some kingfish. We also put out the kites trying to catch a sailfish but didn’t get any bites. We did catch about a 6 foot Silky shark though, and as the Alabama crew were reeling him in a massive tiger shark came and took a big bite out of it! JJ quickly grabbed a 130 lb rod and put a three hook shark rig back out. We were hoping to get another bite and sure enough the big tiger shark came up nad took another bite! Unfortunately he didn’t grab any of the hooks, and swam off into the deep.

Driftfishing

The morning driftfishing trips aboard the Lady Pamela III over the past few days have down south of Port Everglades inlet. We have been fishing anywhere from 60 to 80 feet of water and catching lots of flag yellowtail snappers. We have been averaging about 15 tails per trip along with a few king mackerel. We are always catching triggerfish and grunts.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

October 20, 2013

The Lady Pamela II sportfishing boat had a great four hour afternoon charter with five guys from Toronto, Canada. I ran the boat while JJ kept the baits fresh in the cockpit. We trolled the reef for a little bit catching a few kingfish. Some were keepers, though a couple of fish were short that we threw back. Our guys from Canada were now primed for sharkfishing. JJ put out some nice bloody baits and within 30 minutes we had a bite. The fight was on, and then it was off, as the fish threw the hook. JJ re-rigged with fresh baits and 40 minutes later the big one was hooked good. The fish was a massive giant scalloped hammerhead that the Canadians fought for 2 1/2 hours before landing it. We got a great bunch of pictures and released it.

Lady Pamela 2

Lady Pamela 2

Driftfishing

On both Friday and Saturday night we had driftfishing trips aboard the Lady Pamela II that were spectacular. On Friday night our anglers caught 100 fish, mostly snappers, and Saturday night they landed another 70 snappers. We sure had a lot of filleting to do this weekend!

Mike captained the Pamela on Monday and the good bottomfishing continued. Our ambitious anglers brought in a bunch of big yellowtails. The crew also landed some big triggerfish, a few grunts, and even a couple Vermillion snapper. Good job!

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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