Spring Trolling and Daytime Swordfishing

April 17, 2018

April 16, 2018

Lady Pamela Sportfishing has had a busy couple of weeks, so I am just now finding the time to update you on the South Florida fishing scene. First, I want to give a shout out to James and his mother Brenda from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. They were in South Florida visiting relatives over spring break and shared a split afternoon charter. James is a high-schooler who has been an avid follower of Lady Pamela fishing, both on the internet and email, for several years now and he finally got the chance to come fishing with us. The fishing on that day was not particularly hot but James did end up landing a nice Blackfin tuna. At least he and his relatives were able to enjoy a nice dinner!

This morning fishing was a little different, as the action heated up for six buddies out with us on a six-hour charter. By the time we returned to the dock in the afternoon the gang was able to pose for a nice catch of 3 wahoo, 3 mahi-mahi, a couple of kingfish and a skipjack tuna. Needless to say, there were smiles all around! 

Mid-April and May is prime time for both daytime big game shark and swordfish action. We are targeting game sharks like hammerheads and threshers with chum slicks in 300-400 feet of water. Our daytime trips for swords generally run six hours, as we are fishing further offshore in 1200-1400 feet of water. Springtime swords tend to run larger than those fish caught in the summer so now is the time to book a trip. us a call!

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

info@ladypamela.com

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!