BlueFin Tuna Fishing - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

BlueFin Tuna Fishing

October 6, 2012

Bluefin Tuna Fishing

from sept 22- sept 29

What does the Lady Pamela II crew do on vacation? Fishing! What else! A few of us from the Lady Pamela II went to Nova Scotia for six days of giant bluefin tuna fishing the last week of September. We had Captain Steve and mate Mark on the boat called the Brian’s Last and we had the best time. On the day of fishing there our good friend Mike Q landed one nice fish around 900 lb. Darin was the first angler up on the second day and he caught one around 800 lb. My dad Peter, “the old man”, also got in on the action and reeled in about a 750 lb fish.


The tuna were everywhere feeding on herring on the third day. The commercial herring boats had moved in and we were hand feeding 1000 lb bluefin tuna right from the boat! We logged more than 8 hours of GoPro of underwater movie footage that is unbelievable. Both Jeff and Mike each caught fish, with Jeff’s weighing in at 900 lb. During the next two days we did more of the same, handfeeding the fish in the morning, then trying to hook up in the afternoon. I got to land one at 906 lbs on the fifth day. It sure rounded out the trip of a lifetime with my dad!

On our last day of fishing we made Mark the mate fight one of the fish we hooked up. This fish turned out to be an 1100 lb monster of a fish. It is something that not many people could even imagine.

Bluefin Tuna

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Tight Lines,

Capt David ide

954 761 8045


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