Aug 11 and 12 Fort Lauderdale sportfishing and driftfishing Lady Pamela 2

August 17, 2011

August 11, 2011

Today was the big corporate charter that we have every year with a local insurance company here in sunny Fort Lauderdale.  We had 10 boats booked from 8-2 p.m. It was like our own mini-tournament! My buddy David, the event organizer,  fished on the Lady Pamela IV with mate Pauli and I.  I should note that at the dinner party the night before, David stood up and said if no one catches a fish he would pay $400.00, at  which time he turned around to me a said he would be talking it from my end!  I was praying that everybody was catching fish, and they were. Most of the boats started trolling right off the bat, with the bonitas and king mackerals demolishing the baits. On the Lady Pamela IV we trolled the entire morning trip on the reef, then went Mahi Mahi hunting out in 800 feet of water. We had a sailfish on the right long rigger bait for a few shots and then he swam to the center rigger bait and Pauli missed him. Oh well, that’s fishing! On the Lady Pamela, Darrin took his party shark fishing after after wearing them out on kingfish and bonitas. They waited  for 45 minutes before hooking and releasing a 7 foot hammerhead shark.  Another one of the boats caught a beautiful trophy sailfish. The pictures we got should be in a magazine.  Long story short, all ten boats each caught 10 fish plus. The fish are biting: don’t miss out on some Fort Lauderdale fishing!



August 12, 2011

The Lady Pamela III,  Fort Lauderdale nicest drift fishing boat, had 14 people on board the 7-11 p.m. trip. On these night trips we anchor up and chum for snappers,  groupers,  kingfish, and what ever else bites.  This night, the weather conditions where perfect and the fish where biting!  We ended up catching 69 keeper snapper, mostly  the best eating yellowtails and mangroves.  Most  amazing was that one person even reeled in a 3lb. spiny lobster! Lke I said, everything was biting that night! Hook em’ up!      

Tight Lines,

Capt, David Ide

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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