Archive for May, 2014

Yellowfin Tuna Action in the Bahamas

May 31, 2014

May 29, 2014   If you are one of those intrepid and adventurous anglers then Lady Pamela II sportfishing is rigged and ready to hook you up with the yellowfin tunas in the western Bahamas. The summer months are prime time for yellowfin tuna action in the northwest providence channel between Bimini and Grand Bahama […]

Summer Time Wreck Fishing

May 29, 2014

May 28, 2014   We have had east southeast winds of 10 to 15 knots and seas around 2 feet off Ft. Lauderdale this week which is optimal weather for deep-dropping on some of my favorite wrecks. We started today’s trip aboard the Lady Pamela II with some trolling along the reef edge. After only […]

Shark Fishing Fort Lauderdale

May 28, 2014

May 21, 2014   Fishing was great all day today. In the morning the Lady Pamela II caught a sailfish and a bunch of blackfin tuna. On an afternoon/evening trip we boated a few bonitos and hooked into a giant dusky shark. This fish was 7 feet long and weighed well over 250 lbs. The […]

Tarpon Fishing fort lauderdale

May 22, 2014

May 20, 2014   Kenny and his wife joined the Lady Pamela II today for a four hour inshore fishing charter. This great couple from Boca Raton went offshore with us last year but got seasick in rough seas so their trip was cut short. This year they wanted to turn their luck around with […]

The Wanted

May 21, 2014

May 7, 2014   This afternoon was a pretty cool trip as we got to take the English-Irish band The Wanted out deep-sea fishing here in Fort Lauderdale. Capt. Aaron and Capt. JJ took them out on the Lady Pamela II where they caught a bunch of kingfish and bonitos. Our guests from overseas wrapped […]

Cape Verde Best Marlin Fishing In The World

May 13, 2014

May 2, 2014   I just returned from fishing the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa aboard the sportfishing boat Hooker. It was a hell of a fishing trip as we were trying to set the women’s 8 lb world record for Blue Marlin. We had over 50 bites in seven days […]

May Fishing Forecast

May 8, 2014

May 1, 2014   The Lady Pamela II’s May 2014 sportfishing forecast off Fort Lauderdale is another toothy one, with the bonito, king mackerel and blackfin tuna bites expected to go into overdrive this month. We’ve been trolling seawitch feathers tipped with bonito strips on the reef edge this past week and it has been […]

Blackfin Tunas , Kingfish , Dolphin Summertime Trolling

May 8, 2014

April 20‑24, 2014   The fishing has been phenomenal this week with lots of blackfin tunas on the troll, as well as a few mahi-mahi, and wahoo. The shark bite continues, with both a nice Mako and a thresher hooked up on Sunday. On Monday we hooked up two hammerheads. A good friend of mine, […]


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!