Archive for November, 2009

Kingfish on the Kites – Fort Lauderdale Fishing

November 30, 2009

On Thursday, Tim, his wife and their 5 year old son joined the Lady Pamela fishing fleet for some deep sea action offshore. Trolling gear was in the water once we cleared the Inlet and the fish weren’t hiding. 5-10 lb Kingfish were hitin’ the deck left and right for a good two mile stretch. […]

Fantastic Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Friday the 13th!

November 18, 2009

This afternoon, Bill, Jason, Dan and their boys joined a shared charter to catch some fish. They came to the perfect place at the perfect time; Sailfish Season in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela II! On the way out we stopped at Lauderdale Marina to purchase live goggle eyes to dangle from the kites. […]

John Casablanca Model lands Atlantic Sailfish while Fishing in Ft. Lauderdale

November 17, 2009

November 17th, 2009 This afternoon, Jessica, the owner of John Casablanca Modeling, joined her friends from Sweden aboard the Lady Pamela for some deep sea sport fishing offshore. Jessica’s dream was to land a big game fish so live goggle eyes were a must on the way out. We started off trolling catching Bonito fish […]

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report – November 2009

November 17, 2009

November Sailfish Update November fishing has started out with a bang and the Lady Pamela II fleet is gearing up for some serious kite fishing this season. The mullet have been a huge help. Large schools of bait fish have made their way to the Gold Coast and the migrating pelagic fish weren’t too far […]

Ft Lauderdale Fishing at it's Finest

November 3, 2009

Gordon, Ed and Sebastian came fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II in hopes of heading back to the dock with a great catch. Our group picked a great day to head offshore and goggle eyes were highly recommended. We left Lauderdale Marina and went straight to the steeple to pop the kites. Within twenty minutes, […]

"Thanks Again for a Great Day!" Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

November 1, 2009

Quote Thanks again for a great day. We look forward to going fishing with you when we get back down here. In the meantime, if you are ever up NC way, call and we’ll go fishing up there. Bill


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!