Fort Lauderdale fishing; Great Sailfishing and Blackfin Tuna Bite aboard the Lady Pamela II

February 12, 2011

February 8th, 2011

Fishing in Fort Lauderdale was great today. We had two half day fishing charters, an 8-12 and a 1-5 trip. George, his wife and Bob were the early birds who came fishing in the morning. The Blackfin Tuna were active on the troll and sure do make for a tasty meal. After trolling for a bit we moved into kite fishing in 90 ft of water just south of Port Everglades. The bite was slow, but we finally got a hit on the left short bait. Captain Paul was able to set the hook and get George rockin’ and rollin’. Everyone on board watched the show of a lifetime from a nice size Sailfish jumping all over the ocean. George won the battle and brought the fish all the way to the boat. Perfect timing, too. We had to get back to the dock for our 1PM fishing trip.

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing Charters aboard the Lady Pamela II

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing Charters aboard the Lady Pamela II

Robert and his brother joined us for the 1-5 PM fishing trip. The Blackfin Tuna were still biting by the afternoon and Robert and his brother were lucky enough to get in on the bite. We headed out to 350 ft of water and put out 4 kite baits with live goggle eyes and 3 big baits on the bottom (bonito and king mackerel bait). After fishing and not catching for 3 hours, we caught a 7 ft Sailfish in just 3 minutes. It was the quickest we’ve ever seen a Sailfish caught.

Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Sport Fishing Charters - Sailfish Fishing

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



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