Archive for March, 2014

Mahi Madness – Excellent Spring Fishing!

March 28, 2014

Today Lady Pamela II sportfishing took Pat and his family from Ohio out for some angling. We went out on an afternoon trip as fishing has been a little bit better later in the day. We met the bait boat on the way out of Port Everglades inlet, bought a dozen live goggleyes, then ran […]

Tuna Are Here, Great Eating Fish!

March 24, 2014

David from Georgia fished with us on the Lady Pamela II the last three days. On the first day we got a big hammerhead shark and a bunch of blackfin tunas. On day 2 we got a nice sailfish, another bunch of blackfin tunas, and some dolphin. Today, on David’s last day of fishing, we […]

March FIshing Is here

March 20, 2014

March 14, 2014   Keith and his family came out for a second trip this week with Lady Pamela II sportfishing. The first trip so-so with a few Spanish mackerel brought in. The second trip, with Captain Darren and mate Dave, was a stellar outing as they got a bunch of big mahi-mahi and a […]

Sharks are Here Fort Lauderdale

March 14, 2014

March 13, 2014   The Lady Pamela II had two trips today, though as expected the seas were pretty rough. There was a strong wind straight out of the north so we worked close in to shore where the seas were a little calmer. We got a few Spanish mackerel on the reef and also […]

March Fishing Fort Lauderdale

March 11, 2014

March 5‑9, 2014   This past week the fishing has been great all over south Florida. I fished a tournament based in Key Largo, and fished anywhere from Key Largo all the way north to Miami. We caught a bunch of big mahi-mahi up to about 25 pounds, a few wahoo and four nice sailfish. […]

Tuna fishing Fort Lauderdale

March 4, 2014

February 28, 2014   The Lady Pamela II fleet has two all-day charts today. I ran the 55 footer and Capt. Justin ran the 45 footer. My charter was a mixed of fishing as got a couple tilefish on some deep drops, and pulled in couple of bonitos on the troll. We saw a couple […]

February Shark Fishing Fort Lauderdale

March 4, 2014

February 27, 2014   Fishing has been on the slow the past week due to a combination of weather, moon, and tides. This morning we had some excitement as our charter hooked up a pretty frisky hammerhead shark. This fish went about two hundred pounds and gave our angler every bit of 200lbs worth of […]

Ryan Tannehill Fishing

Ryan Tannehill Fishing Lady Pamela 2

March 1, 2014

Today was an awesome day because we had Ryan and Lauren Tannehill aboard the Lady Pamela II for a day of fishing. Ryan is the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, our hometown team, and I am a huge Dolphins fan. As determined as I was to show the Tannehills a good time, the fishing was […]

Sharks and Sailfish Off Fort Lauderdale

March 1, 2014

February 18, 2014   Jacob from Texas joined us this morning in hopes of catching a big fish. By big fish, I mean a shark. It was a long six hour trip that only produced one bite, but that’s all we needed. Jacob got to lock horns with a monster greater hammerhead shark. It took […]

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!