Bring Your Soy Sauce, We Are Going Tuna Fishing!

April 23, 2017

Now thru the end of June is absolutely my favorite time of the year for Fort Lauderdale Fishing. We have a wide variety of species hugging the area looking for baitfish including some of the best sushi in town, blackfin and yellowfin tuna.

While Yellowfin tuna are a bit rare in our area, we have been getting them on the kite baits and many of our friends in Miami have been getting them in bigger numbers this year than past years.

Blackfin Tuna, however are plentiful and just as delicious when eaten fresh. They stay in our area for next 2 months before continuing their migrations to the Florida Keys. The best way to get Blackfins is on live baits using small hooks and 30-50lb mono leader.

Check out this awesome 30lb blackfin our angler got while kite fishing.

We bleed these fish immediately so that you may take home you fresh tuna and prepare how you would like.

If you would like to target Yellowfins with us in the Bahamas now through the summer is your time to get over there. We use our radar to find flocks of birds in the middle of the ocean and usually the tuna are not far. By chunking dead baits or live chumming, we get bites quick.

Here is an awesome yellowfin we got into off the Bahamas.

While tuna fishing, we catch a variety of other species including mahi, sailfish, wahoo, bonito and cobia.

That’s the report for now. The rain has left our area and the winds are dead calm. We look forward to calm seas, sun and great fishing this week with our customers.

Tightlines and Good Fishing,
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!