Archive for March, 2015

MICHAEL VICK COMES FISHING WITH THE LADY PAMELA 2

March 27, 2015

One of the interesting things about the charter fishing business is that you never know who might show up for some angling excitement. This afternoon, NFL quarterback Michael Vick showed up and decided he wanted to go out on the Lady Pamela II and catch something big. The decision was made so we went straight […]

Daytime Swordfishing / Sailfishing Lady Pamela 2

March 24, 2015

March 19‑20, 2015   JJ and I had a daytime swordfishing trip today (the 19th) aboard the Lady Pamela II. We made our first drop 20 miles offshore Ft. Lauderdale in 1800 feet of water. We had no bites on drops one and two, but finally hooked up on the third drop. It took about […]

MArch 15- 16 Fishing off Fort Lauderdale

March 18, 2015

March 15‑16, 2015   The Lady Pamela II has been slaying the kingfish the last couple days on the troll. We have been fishing on the edge, and just outside of, the third reef off both Hollywood and Ft Lauderdale. The fish are all over seawitch feathers tipped with bonito strips, and towed way behind […]

Lots of Mahi Mahi Off Fort Lauderdale

March 11, 2015

March 9, 2015   It is all about the mahi-mahi this week as the Lady Pamela II has been landing multiple gaffer fish in the 20-25 lb range. These fish have been in pretty close too, between 200 and 300 feet of water. The biggest fish so far has been a 45 lb bull mahi […]

March Fishing Forecast

March 5, 2015

March 2015 March Madness is not just for basketball, it is also March Madness for sportfishing aboard the Lady Pamela II in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. March generally marks the end of the winter here in South Florida, but we still get a few cold fronts to stir up the seas, and that is maddening to us fishermen! The […]

Shark's Are Here

March 1, 2015

February 27, 2015   Captain Darin and mate Steve were busy today with back-to-back fishing charters off Ft. Lauderdale. Their anglers had great fun catching a giant greater hammerhead shark and some bonitos during the 8‑12 pm morning trip. The shark action continued during the 1‑5 pm afternoon trip as their second group of anglers […]

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!