Blackfin tunas and kingfish are Biteing

May 21, 2013

May 8, 2013

The Lady Pamela IV was out this morning trolling the outer reef edge north of Port Everglades Inlet in search of toothy predators. Captain Darin kept the charter busy with bonitos and blackfin tunas crashing seawitch feathers. They also caught a couple of 20 lb kingfish, and then it was time move offshore with fresh bonito as bait for sharks. It took two bait sets in 350 feet of water before the big bite. It turned out to be a 6ft sandbar shark that put up a nice little fight as it was reeled to the boat, photographed, and released. These sharks are easily recognized because they have a tall dorsal fin.

May 9, 2013

The Lady Pamela II got into the bonitos offshore Ft. Lauderdale as well, getting most of the bites north of the inlet. These fish were running 3-5 lbs; not real big but sure fun to catch. The crew took some of the small ones as bait for some sharkfishing. They were the right bait for a 7ft. hammerhead that ate bait set at mid-depth in 350 feet of water.

There was still time left on the charter so the crew popped over to a tilefish spot, boating a half dozen grey tiles in under an hour. Today’s catch turned out to be a nice mix of gamefish and eating fish.

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!