7 Sailfish In A 3/4 Day Trip

February 17, 2017

This past week the fishing with Lady Pamela II sportfishing has been quite good. Ron and Paul from New York had a memorable trip this past Friday morning. They decided to buy a dozen goggle eyes to try to catch up sailfish on the kites but the winds were too calm to start so we tried we tried bottom fishing. The snappers were not cooperating very well as we caught a few, but it was a lot of work. Finally, up went the kites up and in the first five minutes we caught a real nice 14 lb. mahi-mahi. Right after resetting the baits we catch a doubleheader sailfish! After releasing both fish, we put the kites back up and we caught another double! Just awesome fishing. Towards the end of the six-hour trip we hooked up a triple out of a quad sailfish bite! Our mate Adam Mate had to reel in one of the fishing because we only had two anglers. On Saturday, fishing offshore Fort Lauderdale totally changed as we caught only king mackerel and a nice African pompano.

Ron and Paul with a fanntasic trip

Ron’s first African and my First legal one.

Caught this guy on the kite using live bait

All the driftboat trips on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights limited out on vermilion snappers, as well landing lane snappers, mangroves and a few yellowtails. A few bluefish, grunts, and triggerfish were in the mix as well. The daytime trips have been producing king mackerel as well as some monster triggerfish.

Our drift boat goes every night of the week from 7:30-12:30 anchors and chums

Lady Pamela sportfishing also had two back-to-back swordfish trips; one nighttime trip and one daytime trip. We didn’t get any bites on either trip under a full moon, which is surprising, but it can be hit or miss. We have a couple daytime swordfish trips this week and we hope bite picks up on the backside of the moon. I’ll keep you posted!

The daytime sword fishing should be great the next three to four week with the wind and the weather.

Tight Lines

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing




Awesome Tarpon Trip!

We booked Captain David to take us fishing inshore since my wife gets really seasick. He mentioned that the tide was really good on a particular date so we took it. My son caught his first tarpon about 50lbs along with a barracuda and we released a snook. The inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale are very scenic and Captain David showed us some amazing celebrities homes including Wayne Huizenga where we caught a tarpon right behind his house.  Very cool stuff.  David took measurements of the tarpon and my son now how it hanging in his room. The silver king!