July 2012 - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

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Ft Lauderdale Fishing

July 25, 2012

July 17, 2012 Today Leo and I had two four hour charters; an 8 am 12 pm morning trip and a 1pm 5pm afternoon trip. We spent the morning trip trolling, and it was great fishing. We trolled in 100 to 200 feet of water using fresh bonito strips behind planer boards and the bonitos and kingfish […]

Fort Lauderdale Night Fishing

July 25, 2012

Lady Pamela III   July 10, 2012   Night Time Snapper Trip   Over the last four nights anglers on the Lady Pamela III have been going home with sore arms, and full coolers, as we have been slaying the yellowtail snapper and mangrove snapper. We have been fishing in depths from 40 to 80 […]

Bahamas Fishing Report

July 12, 2012

July 6, 2012   The fourth of July has been explosive, as we had a great Bimini, Bahamas charter with Dirk, and friends Kirk, Kelly, Mike, Stacy and Jackie. Dirk flew straight in from Washington, D.C., using his diplomatic credentials to hold the plane so he could make the flight. Once they landed in Fort […]

Shark Fishing Fort Lauderdale

July 12, 2012

July 1, 2012   The really nice south Florida weather returned today, and some good fishing was on the agenda. Two of the Lady Pamela sportfishing trips started out by trolling the deep reef. Both boats were busy as the kingfish and bonitos were snapping up every bait that could be tossed.   The wreckfishing […]

Fort Lauderdale Shark Fishing

July 12, 2012

June 29, 2012 This afternoon Mike, Darin, and Arvin went shark fishing off of Fort Lauderdale beach. They ran out to three hundred and fifty feet of water, loaded up with nice fresh bonitos, caught on the way out the inlet. They were ready for a sea monster, with rods set up with 2 hook […]

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!