Archive for May, 2009

Big Game Shark Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

May 29, 2009

Quote Ahoy Captain, We were on your boat last week May 2009 and caught this shark. Here are the pictures! Enjoy! Cathy and David

Mahi – Mahi Madness! Ft Lauderdale Fishing

May 25, 2009

Deep Sea fishing offshore Fort Lauderdale has been great this week. Although the weather hasn’t been picture perfect, the seas have been comfortable and the fish have been biting! There’s been tons of action on the reef for our morning and afternoon fishing trips. The Sailfish bite has petered out but the Mahi – Mahi […]

63" Atlantic Sailfish, fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II in Ft Lauderdale

May 23, 2009

Quote Hey Guys, I’ve attached a picture from our fishing trip on Saturday May 23, 2009. I also wanted to Thank You again fro such a wonderful time, and even though we didn’t get to finish the trip, it’s something that my family will NEVER forget! We’re going to plan this again someday and make sure […]

Giant Game Fish on the Shipwrecks in Ft Lauderdale

May 21, 2009

This afternoon, we had a group of people from all over the country; Gary from Canada, Jeff and his wife from Georgia, Bill from Michigan and Ray from Fort Lauderdale. All five had one thing in common; they wanted to catch fish, lots of fish. The anxious anglers set sail aboard the Lady Pamela II […]

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report – May 2009

May 17, 2009

Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Lauderdale during the month of May offers an endless variety of fish, from giant Mahi – Mahi on the troll to 10 ft Game Sharks on the wrecks. Now’s the time to call in sick and head offshore to go sport fishing in South Florida and experience the thrill of […]

A Gold Coast Grand Slam – Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

May 9, 2009

Tim and his buddies joined the Lady Pamela II for a fun day of Friday fishing to start off their weekend in Fort Lauderdale Beach. The King Mackerels were busy offshore, hitin’ the deck left and right. We filled the box with 10 lb’ers and left ‘em biting. The big game fish have been showing […]

Deep Sea Fishing – The Highlight of a Ft Lauderdale, South Florida Vacation

May 8, 2009

Quote Captain David Ide, I have included some pictures from the trip on the Frequent Flyer II. Thanks again for a great trip; it was certainly the highlight of my trip to Florida. Lynne

"Thank you for a great Fishing Trip…" Ft Lauderdale Fishing

May 7, 2009

Quote Thank you for a great trip fishing. I have fished on other charter boats and this was the most enjoyable time I have had. You guys put on a very professional trip and I am sure the other people onboard with us had a great time also. The captain and mate were very knowledgeable […]

Bahamas Bite Report – Bimini Island

May 6, 2009

Ft Lauderdale is the gateway to the Bahamas. Due to the lack of local charter boats in the Bahamian islands, the best way to sport fish and explore the islands is to charter a boat from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Only 50 nautical miles from the South Florida coastline, Bimini is a prime fishing destination. It […]


Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!