Archive for February, 2014

Shark Fishing Ft Lauderdale

February 17, 2014

February 14, 2014   On Valentine’s Day today we took out Mr. Dunn, who fishes with us multiple times a year. We were set up for an eight hour fishing trip but Mr. Dunn couldn’t make it to the boat until11:30 am so we left the dock quite late. Luckily we had a 3 knot […]

Great February Fishing ft Lauderdale

February 14, 2014

February 8, 2014   Captain JJ and I had an absolutely stellar fishing day aboard our brand-new Lady Pamela II sportfishing boat, a 55 foot Lemay. Surprisingly, the trip started out very slow. It was a six hour charter and we saw a few sailfish jumping around in the morning and we tried to get […]

Fort Lauderdale Swordfish Fishing

February 4, 2014

Back in 2008, I met a group of American fishermen on the Portuguese island of Madeira. We were all there big game fishing for blue marlin. Six years later, who shows up here in Fort Lauderdale to come out swordfishing but my old friends Chip and Amelio from Fort Worth Texas! Chip brought his girlfriend […]

Determination wins BIG Shark

February 4, 2014

January 28, 2014 Rosie and her son Teddy from New Jersey came out fishing on Lady Pamela II with Captain Darin. The crew got warmed up by trolling up a couple of Blackfin tunas and a king mackerel. Teddy was now ready to catch a big shark as he had never caught one before. Darin […]

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!