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The Summertime Bite is Still as Hot as Ever

July 31, 2018

The Summer bite is in full swing offshore of Fort Lauderdale and Lady Pamela Sportfishing is in the thick of it. We continue to fish at least three trips daily with full boats and crews.  Huge smiles are seen all over marina docks as boats tie up with full fish boxes. We’d like to take […]

Spring Trolling and Daytime Swordfishing

April 17, 2018

April 16, 2018 Lady Pamela Sportfishing has had a busy couple of weeks, so I am just now finding the time to update you on the South Florida fishing scene. First, I want to give a shout out to James and his mother Brenda from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. They were in South Florida visiting relatives […]

Best Year Of Dolphin Fishing Continues

August 26, 2017

It has been a blessing this year for myself and my customers to be on such a hot mahi mahi bite.  If you find any signs of fish, they are usually there.  Weedlines, birds and floating debris have all been holding fish and they are in close.  On some days we are having to search […]

Snapper, Snapper and More Snapper!

June 1, 2016

The drift boat has been having some great nights out there with Captain Jimmy.  Did you know we are one of the only drift boats that anchor up when fishing at night.  This gives our customers the best chance at staying on top of the fish and not constantly resetting it. It is the standard […]

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 […]

SummerTime Fishing

June 30, 2015

June 25, 2015 The past couple days the Florida Current (that part of the Gulf Stream system that flows generally from the Gulf of Mexico along the Florida east coast to the Atlantic Ocean) has been flowing very close inshore. As a result, we caught some mahi-mahi surprisingly close to shore earlier in the week. […]

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!