October 2011 - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

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October 29, 2011

October 26, 2011   Today was a great day in the morning. We had a three boat charter in the morning, we me running our 36 foot Invincible (Open Fisherman). After a quick stop on the way out to purchase a couple dozen live goggleyes, we headed six miles north of Port Everglades to 110 […]

Capt David Ide Lady Pamela 2

October 24, 2011

October 21, 2011   Today was a lot of fun. This morning’s trip I had a great group of guys, the Lambert brothers from New Jersey. Fishing was a little slow in the morning. We kite fished for sailfish for three hours with live goggleye’s and never saw a fish in the kite. So, the […]

Lady Pamela 2 Fishing Report Oct 15, 2011

October 18, 2011

October 15, 2011 This morning was a cool morning as I took my cousin Candace, and her boyfriend Vince out on a shared charter with George, from Washington, D.C. The pressure was on, because Vince had never caught a sailfish, and it was his dream to catch one. Plus, my other cousin Steve had told […]

Poppa John’s Pizza Family Aboard Lady Pamela II

October 17, 2011

This morning, Pauli and I had Annette, and her son Bo, came fishing with us. We picked up some live goggleyes by Lauderdale Marina, and on the way out we explained all about the type of fishing we had planned. This time of year kite fishing is the most productive type of fishing one can […]

Red Hot Sailfish Action Lady Pamela 2

October 14, 2011

October 10, 2011 Jeffery and his wife from Washington, DC, fished the 1-5 p.m. charter this afternoon, aboard the Lady Pamela II. The weather was blowing 25 mph out of the northeast which made the seas a little big, but we could still go fishing. We had to go slow on the way out so […]

A Great Day Fishing In Fort Lauderdale With A Special Person

October 8, 2011

October 2, 2011 Last Saturday, April asked me to take her fishing. The weather was going to be nice on Sunday, so I broke out an electric fishing reel to try some daytime swordfishing. Saturday night I invited my buddy Andrew  to go along so we could have an extra hand on board. He said […]

Fishing Florida

October 3, 2011

September 29, 2011   Today was our all day dolphin fishing trip on the Lady Pamela III. A total of 14 anglers were on the boat and they enjoyed one of the greatest all day trips we have ever had. We started the morning out trolling with fresh bonito strips, and in no time we […]

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!