Archive for October, 2012

Sailfish Fishing Is Here

October 24, 2012

October 22, 2012 Sailfish season and red hot action is now here as schools of mullet are migrating from the north and the sailfish are right behind them. Lady Pamela Sportfishing’s Captain JJ has been consistently catching sailfish on the mullet schools for the past three days. He has also landed some big sharks cruising […]

Sharks are still here fort lauderdale shark fishing

October 24, 2012

October 16, 2012 The Lady Pamela II morning trip today was three anglers on a shared sportfishing charter. We trolled for a while but fishing was slow, as we only caught one kingfish. We moved on to kite fishing using live baits, fishing in this one spot for three hours. Mike caught one 12 lb […]

fishing report fort lauderdale oct 15,12

October 20, 2012

October 15, 2012 The winter season is closing in on us and the sailfish are starting to move from up north. There are not many of them yet but a few bites a day is good enough. This afternoon john and two friends from Illinois, who had never have been sportfishing before, decided to try […]

Another Great Day Fishing

October 15, 2012

October 13, 2012 Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters There was a brutal 25-30 mph wind out of the north northwest kicking up 5-8 foot seas today, but we had three boatloads of anglers that were ready to fish. The Lady Pamela I, Lady Pamela II and the Lady Pamela III were about the only charter boats […]

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report October 11 fishing

October 13, 2012

October 11, 2012 Donna, John, and Alex joined me for a four hour charter on the Lady Pamela II, here in Fort Lauderdale. We started the trip out by trolling on the reef and in the first hour only caught one kingfish. We stuck with it though, and 45 minutes later we caught a blackfin […]

Fishing Fort Lauderdale On The Lady Pamela 2

October 9, 2012

October 6, 2012 Today the Lady Pamela II out of Fort Lauderdale played host to local angler Kyle and his friends from the windy city. They joined Chris and me on a four hour trolling trip for his birthday.  We kept them busy with a red hot kingfish bite, along with a few bonitos and […]

Fort Lauderdale Tiger Shark Fishing

October 9, 2012

October 3, 2012 The word for today is spectacular, because that’s how the fishing was. Captain Darin and Captain JJ each had charters today that included some spectacular big game sharkfishing. They started both trips by trolling for food fish and the trolling has been great, knock on wood. Some nice blackfin tunas, kingfish, a […]

All Day Dolphin Trip Lady Pamela 3

October 6, 2012

October 4, 2012 I was the captain on the Lady Pamela II today, with Darin on board as my mate. We took our charter trolling for blackfin tunas and wahoo, and we caught 3 nice blackfins, with another one breaking off just behind the boat. We also caught five nice kingfish up to 15 lbs. […]

BlueFin Tuna Fishing

October 6, 2012

Bluefin Tuna Fishing from sept 22- sept 29 What does the Lady Pamela II crew do on vacation? Fishing! What else! A few of us from the Lady Pamela II went to Nova Scotia for six days of giant bluefin tuna fishing the last week of September. We had Captain Steve and mate Mark on […]

Fort Lauderdale Fishing at Its Finest

October 3, 2012

September 27, 2012 This morning was a sharkfishing trip for Captain JJ and Ray. The crew caught a few fresh baits then moved out to 350 feet of water. It was a perfect weather day for this type of fishing, but it took a long time they finally got a bite. Angler John finally got […]


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!