Best Year Of Dolphin Fishing Continues

August 26, 2017

It has been a blessing this year for myself and my customers to be on such a hot mahi mahi bite.  If you find any signs of fish, they are usually there.  Weedlines, birds and floating debris have all been holding fish and they are in close.  On some days we are having to search more than other, however when we find that clue, it isn’t long before we have a fish on.  Just check out these awesome weedlines that have been in our area partly due to the Southeast winds.  Notice how calm the seas are as well.

Finding weed patches like this has been a sure bet and our anglers have been having a blast on light tackle with fish between 5 and 10 pounds.  We are safely releasing the small ones in search of bigger ones, however our customers are always welcome to keep all fish within regulations.  A mahi has to be 20 inches.

Our groups have been doing a great job amongst the cockpit chaos when we have doubles, triples and even quadruples on the line.  It is often we have schools of 50 fish behind the boat and as a very fast growing fish, they will fight for the food to keep up with their appetite.

Once getting enough dolphin, we have been heading into the reef to add different species to the fish box.  Kingfish has been the story as well as bonita.  Slow trolling live bait or trolling bonita strips on the planers has been working best.  Since it has been so calm, covering ground has been the key unless we find something that is obviously holding fish.

The drift fishing was slow last week, but started to turn around this week with the rain.  The cooler water temperatures helps to get fish moving and coming up in our chum slick better on the night trips.  During the day there has been good amounts of snappers, triggers, kingfish and porgies.

That’s the report for now. I am here at the marina getting ready for the afternoon trips. Come on by if even just to say and see what we are catching.

Tight Lines
Captain David


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!