Celebrities Posts

Mahi Mahi Action

July 8, 2017

Lady Pamela II sportfishing has seen some excellent mahi-mahi action the past week or so, with big schools of fish from as close to a mile offshore of the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood area all the way out to 20 miles. My captains are on the lookout for birds, weedlines, or debris as prime indicators of […]

NFL Players Get A Surprise Shark Catch

March 24, 2017

As a charter captain, we love taking people fishing daily and putting them on trophy catches. It can be extra special when we big strong guys from the NFL that want to to put their strength to the test and go one on one with some of the strongest fish in the sea, Mako Sharks. […]

MICHAEL VICK COMES FISHING WITH THE LADY PAMELA 2

March 27, 2015

One of the interesting things about the charter fishing business is that you never know who might show up for some angling excitement. This afternoon, NFL quarterback Michael Vick showed up and decided he wanted to go out on the Lady Pamela II and catch something big. The decision was made so we went straight […]

Ryan Tannehill Fishing

Ryan Tannehill Fishing Lady Pamela 2

March 1, 2014

Today was an awesome day because we had Ryan and Lauren Tannehill aboard the Lady Pamela II for a day of fishing. Ryan is the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, our hometown team, and I am a huge Dolphins fan. As determined as I was to show the Tannehills a good time, the fishing was […]

Vinnie Johnson NBA

May 2, 2013

This morning we were honored to have Vinnie Johnson and friend Mark out for a second great day of fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II. Vinnie is a retired Detroit Pistons basketball player, having played on their 1989 and 1990 NBA championship teams. He is also the founder and chairman of the Piston Group, a […]

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report

May 8, 2012

April 29, 2012 Today, Al and I had a few guests on the morning trip. We trolled for a few hours with fresh bonito strips behind planer boards. The first two hours were slow, but the last few hours made up for the whole trip. We caught a nice size sailfish and one kingfish after […]

Quarterback Elvis Grbac Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

April 16, 2012

Today Mike and I had two half day charters on the Lady Pamela IV. On the morning charter we had retired NFL quarterback Elvis Grbac and his family out fishing for a four hour trip. We caught a few live baits then went to a shipwreck about 5 miles north of Port Everglades inlet. We […]

Poppa John’s Pizza Family Aboard Lady Pamela II

October 17, 2011

This morning, Pauli and I had Annette, and her son Bo, came fishing with us. We picked up some live goggleyes by Lauderdale Marina, and on the way out we explained all about the type of fishing we had planned. This time of year kite fishing is the most productive type of fishing one can […]

Max Pacioretty Left Wing Montreal Canadiens

August 11, 2011

Max Pacioretty, left wing for the Montreal Canadiens, and his family fished with us today. We bought a dozen goggleyes in the morning, on the way out, and started the trip trolling the reef. The fishing action was nonstop for two plus hours. We caught 5 kingfish and 10 bonita. The bonita were swimming north […]

Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers fishing aboard the Lady Pamela IV

February 12, 2011

Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers came fishing aboard the Lady Pamela IV two days in a row and had great success fishing offshore in Fort Lauderdale. The first day of fishing was great. The bite wasn’t instant, but everyone’s patience paid off. We didn’t get a bite for almost 3 hours and then at […]

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!