Daytime Swordfish Trip - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

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 rigged to a 130 Penn International. So we made our first drop, and as soon as it hit bottom, the rod just bent right over with a big bite. Thirty minutes later, we had a 180 lb sword in the boat. The Lady Pamela II ran back to our previous drop spot with gear ready to go and we make another drop. Ten minutes later we started to get a bite, mate Freddie reeled the bait up 20 feet then dropped it back down. The reel instantly started peeling off line as we got another big bite. It took 30 more minutes to reel in another 180 lb swordfish! We are now two for two on swords in just over an hour.

Swordfishing is very popluar these days, where 10 years ago we all just went at night

Swordfishing is very popluar these days, where 10 years ago we all just went at night

We moved the Lady Pamela II back to the drop spot for a third time, got the bait down on the bottom, and you guessed it, we are hooked up again in barely five minutes! Our anglers had this last fish to the boat in 30 minutes and they were ready to go back to the marina. We caught so many swords they were getting bored. Most people are lucky to get one sword out of every five fishing trips, and we got three in under two hours!

Thank to Hooker Electric Reels and Penn fishing tackle is was easy to catch these fish.

Thanks to Hooker Electric Reels and Penn fishing tackle is was easy to catch these fish.

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

TESTIMONIALS

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