Another Happy Customer Thanks Craig

January 22, 2013

Hi Guys!

I wanted to drop you a line to express my gratitude for a great trip my girlfriend and I were lucky enough to arrange with your company! We had booked a 4 hour charter on the morning of January 12 to fish for sailfish. Captain Dave called me on the afternoon of January 11 and gave me his opinion that it would be better to push it to an afternoon trip due to more sailfish activity. I appreciated the professional advice and told Dave that catching a sailfish had been on my “bucket list” for a long time.

We arrived early and I was impressed with the enthusiasm of the deck crew and the boats. Nothing beats a great trip with an awesome crew! It was slow initially so the crew attempted to find a large shark with another rig even though nobody asked them to incurr this additional expense and labor. We continued fishing for a couple hours and finally had a sailfish on the line. During the twenty minute battle, a shark was hooked on another pole so it was great fun switching deck positions with the other angler! 

I have fished in Alaska, Canada and Florida previously and can honestly say that this is a top quality fishing company and every person involved in this company wants you to have a great time and will go out of their way to try to accommodate your fishing wishes! I highly recommend the Lady Pamela crew!

Thank you for a trip of a lifetime!

Best Regards,

Craig Spencer



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!