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June Fishing Report

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

June 2014

 

The Lady Pamela II’s June sportfishing forecast off Fort Lauderdale is a mixed bag, with a variety of good fishing opportunities. The longer days this month will provide ample time for bottomfishing, with red snapper, yellowtail and triggerfish topping the list. The Warsaw grouper bite should be strong around the wrecks, and redbelly rosefish and tilefish are plentiful on the deep drop. Blackfin tunas and kingfish can still be caught on the reef, though dolphin fishing will be hit or miss depending on water temperature. Best bets for dolphin will on the 8 am – 12 pm morning charters. Just a reminder that Father’s Day is on the 15th. Give us a call and take your dad out fishing!

 

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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summertime sailfish/ wreckfishing

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

May 30, 2014

 

Lady Pamela II sportfishing had two charters today. I ran our 50 foot Carolina boat on the morning charter off Ft. Lauderdale. We trolled the reef edge with seawitch feathers tipped with bonito strips. We caught a half dozen bonitos and two thirty lb kingfish. We also had about a ten lb mahi-mahi and got it to the back of the boat but we lost it right at the gaff.

Warsaw 80 lb Lady Pamela 2

In the afternoon we took out Nick and his brother for a six-hour bachelor party fishing trip. We rolled around for a couple of hours and only caught one bonito. The trolling was too slow so we switched tactics and put up the kites. The baits weren’t in the water 10 minutes before a monster sailfish slammed into the bait spread. This fish took a bait and proceeded to jump all over the ocean. Nick had the angling honors and jumped into the fighting chair for about a 25 minute battle. Some great pictures were taken and a tag was put in the fish before it was released. We then decided to try to some wreck fishing. We hit a few nearby wrecks and nailed a couple of amberjacks and a 35 pound Warsaw grouper. It’s funny how a slow fishing day turned into a great trip with four different species caught.

 

Lady Pamela 2 Sailfish

Lady Pamela 2 Sailfish Capt David Ide

 

fishing wrecks in the summer is very productive

fishing wrecks in the summer is very productive

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

Summer Time Wreck Fishing

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

May 28, 2014

 

We have had east southeast winds of 10 to 15 knots and seas around 2 feet off Ft. Lauderdale this week which is optimal weather for deep-dropping on some of my favorite wrecks. We started today’s trip aboard the Lady Pamela II with some trolling along the reef edge. After only a couple of passes we caught 2 nice kingfish and about a 15 lb blackfin tuna. As I moved the boat out into about 300 feet of water we re-rigged for some deep bottom-fishing. With calm seas it was easy to set up over my favorite wreck, and we boated a 25 lb amberjack on the first drop. A couple of drops later we landed a 30 lb amberjack. Both of these fish hit the baits before they hit the bottom, which was our goal. We finally did get some baits all the way down and they produced a monster Warsaw grouper. This fish was 100lbs of fight that lasted all the way up from 300 feet. What a great trip!

AmberJack With Capt Steve

Lady Pamela 2

Fishing Ship wrecks in fort lauderdale for monster fish

Fishing Ship wrecks in fort lauderdale for monster fish

Fort Lauderdale Finest Charter company

Fort Lauderdale Finest Charter company

 

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

Shark Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

May 21, 2014

 

Fishing was great all day today. In the morning the Lady Pamela II caught a sailfish and a bunch of blackfin tuna. On an afternoon/evening trip we boated a few bonitos and hooked into a giant dusky shark. This fish was 7 feet long and weighed well over 250 lbs. The longer daylight hours now and through the summer allow us to fish charters from 4pm to 8pm, or 5pm to 9pm, to get into that late afternoon/evening transitional bite.

 

Lady Pamela 2

Lady Pamela 2

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

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WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

Tarpon Fishing fort lauderdale

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

May 20, 2014

 

Kenny and his wife joined the Lady Pamela II today for a four hour inshore fishing charter. This great couple from Boca Raton went offshore with us last year but got seasick in rough seas so their trip was cut short. This year they wanted to turn their luck around with some inshore action. The goal for today was to catch some big tarpon or snook. Within the first half hour of the charter they hooked a big tarpon, about 130 lbs, and were able to tally a nice catch and release. About an hour later they hooked another big tarpon and were able to bring that one to the boat for another catch and release. In addition to the two big tarpon they caught a 6 ½ foot nurse shark and a couple of feisty jack crevalle. That’s the beauty about Ft. Lauderdale fishing; sometimes the inshore fishing can be as exciting as the offshore fishing!

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Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

The Wanted

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

May 7, 2014

 

This afternoon was a pretty cool trip as we got to take the English-Irish band The Wanted out deep-sea fishing here in Fort Lauderdale. Capt. Aaron and Capt. JJ took them out on the Lady Pamela II where they caught a bunch of kingfish and bonitos. Our guests from overseas wrapped up the busy fishing day by landing a monster hammerhead shark. Great job and great fishing guys! Also this week we have been catching some mahi-mahi and blackfin tuna’s, and there are still a few sailfish around when we put the kites up. Overall the fishing has been pretty red-hot and it’s only going to get better through the summer.

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Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

Blackfin Tunas , Kingfish , Dolphin Summertime Trolling

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

April 20‑24, 2014

 

The fishing has been phenomenal this week with lots of blackfin tunas on the troll, as well as a few mahi-mahi, and wahoo. The shark bite continues, with both a nice Mako and a thresher hooked up on Sunday. On Monday we hooked up two hammerheads.

Blackfin Tunas

A good friend of mine, Karina, chartered the boat for a full day on the 23rd for live bait fishing. We caught several kings up to 40 pounds and a big hammerhead shark. We also bottomfished and got into the groupers, catching and releasing reds, gags and blacks. These were all nice fish but we released them all as grouper are not in season.

 

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

Shark Fishing Is On Fire!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The fishing this past week has been awesome with lots of bonitos around hitting baits on every one of our morning trolling trips. The afternoon trips have been producing kingfish and blackfin tuna along with a few mahi-mahi.

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The highlight has been the kitefishing associated with a nice breeze blowing out of the southeast. We have been landing sailfish in about 250 feet of water and hammerheads in about 350 feet of water. It has really been a trophy week with Lady Pamela II sportfishing, with Eric from Michigan, Marie from Minnesota, Carl from Connecticut, and Stephen from Indiana all landing big hammerheads. Shari and Todd from Michigan also released an 83” sailfish. All of these anglers are getting mounts made of these fish to memorialize their fishing success. It was great to have you all on board!

Some other notable catches include a dusky shark, and big lemon shark, and a monster thresher shark (over 10 feet) that were all caught and released. The weather continues to be great and the fishing is oh so good! Give us a call!

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Tight Lines,
Capt. David Ide

 

Mahi Madness – Excellent Spring Fishing!

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Today Lady Pamela II sportfishing took Pat and his family from Ohio out for some angling. We went out on an afternoon trip as fishing has been a little bit better later in the day. We met the bait boat on the way out of Port Everglades inlet, bought a dozen live goggleyes, then ran down south and put up the kites. We caught mahi after mahi, with every fish over 10 pounds. These were nice gaffer fish that filled the box nicely. A frisky six-foot silky shark also grabbed a bait and gave up quite a good fight. Ten minutes after the shark battle was over a sailfish showed up and hammered one of the surface baits. Pat’s family had never caught a billfish before so this was an extra special hookup for the crew. A 5 foot Atlantic sailfish was eventually brought to the back of the boat for pictures and a release to round out a spectacular fishing trip.

Lady Pamela 2 Great Deep Sea Fishing

 

Tight Lines,
Capt. David Ide

 

 

Tuna Are Here, Great Eating Fish!

Monday, March 24th, 2014

David from Georgia fished with us on the Lady Pamela II the last three days. On the first day we got a big hammerhead shark and a bunch of blackfin tunas. On day 2 we got a nice sailfish, another bunch of blackfin tunas, and some dolphin. Today, on David’s last day of fishing, we had a real bonanza with three big wahoo up to 30 pounds, a 25 pound dolphin, a 15 pound dolphin, and eight blackfin tunas up to 10 pounds.

The Big Lady Pamela II was also out today, landing a sailfish, a bunch of blackfins, a couple of small dolphin, and they even landed some tilefish off some deep drops.

Ft Lauderdale Blackfin Tunas

Ft Lauderdale SAILFISH

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

March FIshing Is here

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

March 14, 2014

 

Keith and his family came out for a second trip this week with Lady Pamela II sportfishing. The first trip so-so with a few Spanish mackerel brought in. The second trip, with Captain Darren and mate Dave, was a stellar outing as they got a bunch of big mahi-mahi and a monster hammerhead shark. Keith has been out with us for four years in a row and caught some pretty cool fish but not anything like this monster T-head. Good trip Keith, see you next year!

 

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Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

March Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

March 5‑9, 2014

 

This past week the fishing has been great all over south Florida. I fished a tournament based in Key Largo, and fished anywhere from Key Largo all the way north to Miami. We caught a bunch of big mahi-mahi up to about 25 pounds, a few wahoo and four nice sailfish.

Watch This Shark Video

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In Fort Lauderdale, the Lady Pamela II charterboats have been catching dusky sharks and a few hammerheads. There are plenty of blackfin tunas around, as well as king mackerel. Bottomfishing for vermilion snappers and gray tilefish has been exceptionally productive.

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Some of my fishing buddies have been catching wahoo over 60 lbs north of here and these fish are reportedly moving south. A cold snap expected this weekend should drive these fish into our area and throw both the sailfish and wahoo bite into high gear.

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

Tuna fishing Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

February 28, 2014

 

The Lady Pamela II fleet has two all-day charts today. I ran the 55 footer and Capt. Justin ran the 45 footer. My charter was a mixed of fishing as got a couple tilefish on some deep drops, and pulled in couple of bonitos on the troll. We saw a couple of sailfish but could not draw any bites. We also had a big shark bite on one of the surface baits but he bit clean through the monofilament leader of the sailfish rig and swam off.

 

Capt. Justin’s charter caught some blackfin tunas up to 13 pounds, as well as a few bonitos. Some of his charter party got a little sick so they ended up coming in early.

 

I am excited about March fishing off Fort Lauderdale as my review of last year’s trips shows that big sharks and loads of blackfin tunas and bonitos should be around. The weather will be the tricky part with fishing in March as the seas may be somewhat unpredictable. Whatever the weather though, the LPII fleet is always ready to go! Give us a call.

 

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

February Shark Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

February 27, 2014

 

Fishing has been on the slow the past week due to a combination of weather, moon, and tides. This morning we had some excitement as our charter hooked up a pretty frisky hammerhead shark. This fish went about two hundred pounds and gave our angler every bit of 200lbs worth of fight!

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Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

Sharks and Sailfish Off Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

February 18, 2014

 

Jacob from Texas joined us this morning in hopes of catching a big fish. By big fish, I mean a shark. It was a long six hour trip that only produced one bite, but that’s all we needed. Jacob got to lock horns with a monster greater hammerhead shark. It took Jacob fifty minutes to get the fish, estimated at 400 pounds., to the boat.

 

John from Boston and his two sons joined us for a 2-6 pm trip. John has a 38 foot Wesmac sportfishing boat up in Boston that he uses for tuna fishing. He had heard about the Lady Pamela II through a friend, so he decided to give us a try. The LP II crew showed John a stellar afternoon of fishing. We started out my catching a hammerhead shark. Then we hooked into a six foot tiger shark. This rare shark was our second one this week! The tiger shark battle was out in 500 feet of water, and while the fight was on we still had kites flying and baits in the water. Darned if we didn’t have two sailfish hit those baits! We got both the shark and the sailfish doubleheader to round out a marvelous trip.

 

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net