Archive for August, 2010

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing – Summertime Sailfish, Shark, King Mackerel!

August 21, 2010

August 18th, 2010 Fishing today was great, with great people on board the Lady Pamela II. It was a typical summer morning in Fort Lauderdale, flat calm seas and a slight breeze coming out of the SE at 5mph. As soon as we broke the inlet, the fresh bonito strips and seawitches went in the […]

Fort Lauderdale Swordfish Fishing on Saturday Night

August 15, 2010

August 8th, 2010 Swordfishing Report – Saturday Night Swordfishing Trip aboard the Lady Pamela III Every Saturday night we run the Drift Fishing – Saturday Night Swordfishing Trip for $200 per person aboard the Lady Pamela III. We like to leave the dock at 6 PM sharp to ensure we are situated by sundown. Tonight, […]

Fort Lauderdale Fishing – Action on the Ship Wrecks

August 14, 2010

August 13th, 2010 Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Report Fishing in Fort Lauderdale was great today. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and I was working the pit which I don’t get to do much. As soon as we cleared Port Everglades we ran to the large container ship offshore to catch speedos for […]

Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II

August 2, 2010

David, The charter was great and your captain and mate were excellent!  Here are a few photos that I took yesterday while fishing on the boat. If you want to use these for your website or marketing, you are more then welcome, I just ask that my copyright info remain on the bottom of the photo.  I will send […]

Fort Lauderdale Wreck Fishing – 50lb Warsaw Grouper, 40lb Amberjack & Hammerhead Shark on the surface!

August 2, 2010

July 30th, 2010 Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Today, Captain Paul and I went deep sea fishing at 1 PM on a 4 hour fishing charter. Live bait was a must so we made a pit stop at the can for speedos and bluerunners. It was short and sweet, we loaded up on live bait […]

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale – All Day Dolphin Thursday Fishing Trip

August 2, 2010

July 29th, 2010 Fishing was red hot today. We started out the morning “makin’ bait”; the blue runners, speedos and rainbow runners were cooperating quite nicely. We began trolling in 80-230 ft of water with 6 rods, 4 on the surface and 2 planner rods down 70 ft. The sea witches on the planner rods […]


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!