December 2009 - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Archive for December, 2009

Wreck Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

December 18, 2009

This afternoon, Don, Charlie and the whole family went deep sea sportfishing aboard the Lady Pamela to get some South Florida sunshine in mid December and catch some Fort Lauderdale fish. We headed out Port Everglades with trolling gear ready to go. Fishing started out fairly slow, a few King Mackerel, some small Bonito and […]

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report – December 2009

December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays from Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters! December isn’t making its presence felt here in South Florida weather wise, but fishing wise, the bite is just what us Fort Lauderdale fisherman anticipated. A few cold fronts have come and gone and brought much more to the table than just wind and rain; a solid […]

Ft Lauderdale Fishing, 25lb Black Grouper on 80lb Rod

December 10, 2009

Greg and Eric recently relocated to Sunny South Florida from the Carolinas and wanted to try deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale for the first time. Trolling and pulling live bait around the reef attracted two King Mackerel within minutes. After our little “pop,” fishing slooooowed down on the troll and we moved on to […]

New England Patriot Fan's go home with 20lb DOLPHIN, Fishing in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela II

December 10, 2009

Mike and his wife Katie brought their whole gang to Fort Lauderdale for the Miami – Patriots game. For the last three years, Mike and Katie have fished the Lady Pamela fleet and man, do they have good luck. The first year they fished aboard the Lady Pamela II, Mike landed a double header Sail. […]


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!