2 Giant Barracuda to end the day; Fishing in Ft. Lauderdale

March 29, 2010

March 26th, 2010

This afternoon, Mario and his family from Canada set sail aboard the Lady Pamela II with Captain Paul and me. As soon as Mario stepped into the cockpit, he informed Captain Paul not to waste his time with little fish, only the big boys. I rigged up shark baits and we ran straight to 350 ft of water right out front. We felt very confident in the spot we chose but we weren’t getting any action. We sat in the same spot for 3 ½ hours, swapping out our bait every 30 minutes just to make sure everything was perfect, which it was on our end, the fish just weren’t feeding. We didn’t give up after our 3 hrs in 350, we ran to a shipwreck to see if anybody was home. As soon as we dropped bait on the wreck, Mario’s 8th grade son sat in the chair over the water waiting for the bite. Wreck fishing was day and night compared to Shark fishing. We left the wreck with two nice size fish that Mario’s son’s caught, an Amberjack and an Almaco Jack. Before we headed home, we made a pit stop at a shallower shipwreck with live Bonito as our bait. We caught two monster Barracuda, fishing turned out to be fantastic!

The barracuda is a ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance

Barracuda are known for their gnarley set of teeth

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke