Another Blue Marlin This Week And Monster Mako Sharks

February 27, 2013

February 24, 2013

George from Detroit had a 4-hour fishing charter on the Lady Pamela II that he will not soon forget. Captain David was running the boat, and he found a nice blue edge with a north running current in about 280 feet of water. He set out the kites for some billfishing in water that looked real fishy. With winds coming from the south at about 15 knots, it was an ideal situation to keep the baits, in this case goggleyes, right on the edge of the current. Captain David’s careful positioning paid off as about a 200 lb. blue marlin hammered one of the goggleyes. The billfish gave George a good fight with some great jumps and tail-walking. This was a pretty exciting catch as this is the second blue marlin that Lady Pamela II sportfishing has brought to the boat in past two weeks!

Mako Shark

There was more fishing to be had today though, as a rod and reel baited with a kingfish head, hanging about 150 feet below the boat, started singing. It was back into the fighting chair for George as he battled what turned out to be a 200 lb. Mako shark, the fastest of all sharks. This fish zipped line off the reel then surfaced and made some great jumps. Despite all the excitement George was able to keep the fish hooked up and get it to the boat. Way to go!

February 22, 2013

Captain David took a group of guys out fishing on the Lady Pamela II and found the smoker kingfish today. The group caught 5 monster kingfish weighing up to 35 lbs. There was more fun to be had though as they also reeled in a 200 lb sandbar shark, a mahi-mahi, and a nice blackfin tuna.

Monster kingfish

February 23, 2013

The Lady Pamela III had a big group of people out for Tim’s’ son’s birthday on Saturday. This is the boat of choice for larger groups, as it is the only sportfishing charterboat in Ft. Lauderdale that is Coast Guard approved to take out more than six customers. It is a great option for events such as bachelor parties, birthday parties, or reunions as up to 20 passengers can be together on one boat.

David With A Sailfish

Captain David did his best to make everyone fish happy, trolling the reef edge for toothy predators. The birthday goers succeeded in catching a few mahi-mahi, a couple of kingfish, and even hooked up a sailfish. There was no doubt that a good time was had by all.

Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

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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!