December Fishing Report

December 6, 2012

December 1, 2, 3, 2012

The beginning of December has brought in some great kitefishing weather, with east to southeast winds just strong enough to keep the kites in the air. We fly specially designed kites from the boat, attach our fishing lines to the kite line with release clips, and suspend live baits on the fishing lines. This type of fishing targets surface predators like billfish, wahoo, and mahi-mahi. It’s always exciting to see these big fish come up and snap the bait off, right on the surface! It is the most productive type of live bait fishing around this time of year.


A couple of our good longtime clients, Mike and Kate, joined us on December 3rd, along with their friend Billy, a gentleman in his mid-eighties from Massachusetts. Mike and Kate have been fishing with us for more than nine years, and we were glad to have them back aboard. We started the morning out kitefishing, and it was a little slow with only two mahi-mahi taken off the kites. We hung in there with the kites though, for Mike’s sake, and finally a sailfish ate one of the live baits just five feet from the boat! It was a spectacular sight.


Kate had jumped in the fighting chair and was battling the sailfish with Billy watching the action from the side of the cockpit. The sailfish was jumping all over and I was backing up on the fish with the boat in reverse. Somehow Billy fell overboard during the action and we had to quickly fish Billy out of the water. Even with a man overboard drill we were able to land that sailfish! I told Billy that if he comes back out with us I’ll be seat belting him in the chair for safekeeping. What a day!

katie on the Lady Pamela 2

Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

954 761 8045


What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke