Captain’s Log Posts

Girls Gone Fishing

SummerTime Fishing

July 12, 2016

The trolling off Fort Lauderdale in the past two days has been decent, with blackfin tunas, bonitos, and mahi-mahi’s all taking seawitch feather or ballyhoo off planers. Lady Pamela 2 sportfishing boats have been trolling anywhere from 100 to 350 feet of water, sometimes wandering out to about 800 feet.   The nighttime driftfishing has […]

Fort lauderdale mahi fishing

June Report and July Fishing Forecast

June 29, 2016

We have been running all the boat everyday, all day, so I haven’t had much time to get out a fishing report.  The fishing has been really good and I expect July to be even better with more mahi around as well as wahoo. Here is a video fishing report from June.

Summer Time FIshing

June 10, 2016

Lady Pamela II sportfishing went out on two trips today, and fishing was quite good. There were plenty of king mackerel, bonitos, and blackfin tunas up on the reef, anywhere from 75 to 150 feet of water. All these fish were caught using seawitch feathers towed behind planers. Offshore there have been a few mahi-mahi […]

Daytime Swordfish Trip

May 4, 2016

Unbelievably, here I am talking about swordfish for the second time in a week! We had a daytime swordfish trip today with everything ready to go and light winds, maybe 5 miles per hour out of the southeast. We were headed to about 1,200 feet of water to test out our new Hooker electric reel […]

Daytime Swordfishing

April 27, 2016

April 16-18, 2016   It has been a while since I talked about swordfishing off Ft. Lauderdale but this weekend Lady Pamela II got into some swords worth talking about. We were daytime swordfishing in about 1200 feet of water on Friday and caught two out of three fish hooked up. The biggest of the […]

Huge Yellowfin Tuna Off Fort Lauderdale

April 25, 2016

Today started out as just another average fishing day for Lady Pamela II sportfishing, as we set out the kites for some sailfishing. We were in 240 feet of water off Ft. Lauderdale and had a couple of frisky googleyes bouncing around on the surface, on light action 30lb outfits. Our anglers were ill-prepared for […]

Sharks , Tuna , Kingfish , Mahi Mahi

March 25, 2016

March 21, 2016   The Fort Lauderdale sportfishing was slow the past several days without one bite on two all day trips in a row. We got through the doldrums though by working the offshore wrecks. Lady Pamela II caught some big amberjacks, a king mackerel, and a couple of cobia. It was a great […]

Red Hot Fishing Off Fort Lauderdale

March 14, 2016

March 8, 2016   This past Sunday Lady Pamela sportfishing had a four-hour morning where we trolled, kitefished and did a little bit a bottom fishing. The troll and kitefishing were not productive but we caught some vermilion snappers and triggerfish off the bottom. We headed back out in the afternoon with six people on […]

Spring Fishing Off South Florida Coast

March 4, 2016

March 3, 2016   Game sharks seem to be the catch of the week, with fishing in general being quite good. On a night charter aboard the Lady Pamela II last night, our anglers hooked up a big 10 foot thresher shark. This is the first thresher we ever caught at night and it was […]

Full Moon Fishing Off Fort Lauderdale

February 28, 2016

February 25, 2016   We have had a full moon this week and it has brought primo wahoo action. Lady Pamela II has boated fish from 35 to 60 lbs. caught on the troll between 60 and 120 feet of water over the past several days. These fish are cruising everywhere: off the reef edge, […]

TESTIMONIALS

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!