April 2011 - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

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Fort lauderdale bahamas fishing lady pamela 2 April 19-20

April 26, 2011

April 19, 2011 Bimini was our destination as Darin and I headed out of Ft. Lauderdale on our brand new 36′ Invincible to film a fishing program in the Bahamas. A picture-perfect Tuesday morning began with us picking up Jimmy and the camera crew guys at Bimini Bay Resort for our first day of shooting. […]

Miami Fishing Lady Pamela 2

April 16, 2011

April 12, 2011 The fishing here in the first 2 weeks of April has been off the charts. Every trip out we land a wide variety of fish such as cobia, king mackerel, wahoo, mahi-mahi, blackfin tuna , and sailfish. The morning trip started with some trolling to the south and everyone got in on […]

Drift Fishing Fort Lauderdale

April 5, 2011

April 1 2011 A clear, bright morning greeted us in Ft. Lauderdale as we welcomed the opening day for vermillion snapper. About a dozen people from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio came out with us looking to take advantage of the great weather to fill the boat with fish. We caught about 35 snapper mixed in […]

Fishing Fort Lauderdale Lady Pamela 2 March 27

April 1, 2011

March 27, 2011 The seas were flat and calm as we left Ft. Lauderdale this morning with a full boat. For the first few hours we trolled using sea witches and fresh-cut bonito strips. A nice 8-lb. blackfin tuna and some kings of about 5-10 lbs. were caught before we moved on. Using a live […]

TESTIMONIALS

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!