Archive for November, 2010

Fort Lauderdale Nighttime Swordfishing – Saturday night Swordfish Fishing Trips

November 29, 2010

November 28th, 2010 Nighttime Swordfish Fishing in Fort Lauderdale Last night we had a very successful Saturday night Swordfish trip offshore Fort Lauderdale. A southeast wind made for a flat calm 16 mile run to Swordfish grounds. Around 8:30 PM, the wind turned out of the west, the moon rose and we deployed our 4 […]

Lauderdale Billfish Tournament 2010

November 27, 2010

Saturday, November 20th, 2010 Lady Pamela II crew fishing aboard the My Doris for the Lauderdale Billfish Tournament Captain Paul, Darin and I fished aboard the My Doris, a 40′ Cabo Express for the Sailfish Cup in Miami as well as the Lauderdale Billfish Tournament. The Lauderdale Billfish Tournament had 47 boats competing from Miami, […]

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing with Toyota

November 26, 2010

November 16th, 2010 Today we had a repeat fishing charter with our friends from Toyota. We headed offshore with a live well full of pilchards and as soon as we started live chumming, the Mahi – Mahi showed up in numbers. It was one after the other, all between 10 – 20 lb’s. Half way […]

Fort Lauderdale Fishing; A memory to last a lifetime

November 20, 2010

Had a great time, never saw a crew work so hard to catch fish. A memory to last a lifetime, see ya next year David The Stewarts

Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing = solid bite!

November 14, 2010

November 10 – 12, 2010 Sailfish Fishing in Fort Lauderdale at it’s finest. My sail fishing team has been preparing (pre-fishing) for the world famous Miami Sailfish Cup Sail fishing Tournament with a $500,000 cash prize. On Friday, we ran north and went 8 for 10 (caught 8 fish with a total of 10 bites) […]

Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing; Double Header Sailfish Bite!

November 6, 2010

November 5th, 2010 Today I ran the Lady Pamela III with 13 guys vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a Bachelor party (these trips are always fun). I explained live bait kite fishing to the guys and they decided to purchase a dozen goggle eyes before heading offshore. Sailfish are migrating from the north to […]

Fort Lauderdale Daytime Swordfish Fishing, the bite is on!

November 6, 2010

November 1st, 2010 Hooking up with broadbill Swordfish up to 600 lb’s is common just 15 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. All you need is an electric Penn 130 reel, 80 lb power pro with 10 lb’s of lead and 1,700 ft of water and you are likely to get a bite. Today […]

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing – 65 lb Wahoo fish

November 1, 2010

Fishing in Fort Lauderdale October 30th, 2010 Fishing in Fort Lauderdale today was one of the best days October had to offer. The Mahi, Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna and Sailfish were cooperating very nicely. Our Drift Fishing Boat, the Lady Pamela III, came back to the dock with a Silky Shark catch and release, a 5 […]


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!