Daytime Swordfishing - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

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 pair was 145 lbs. This was not a monster fish but it sure produced a pile of nice fillets. We went back out on Saturday and hooked up two more fish. Unfortunately, the first one pulled off 30 feet from the boat and other hit was a drop off while the fish was still deep. We were already well offshore so we switched to lighter tackle and nailed a couple of nice mahi-mahi.

Daytime Swordfishing 1800 feet of water

Daytime Swordfishing 1800 feet of water

The rest of the week has been more the same with the red-hot mahi action. We have been averaging 5-10 fish at up to 25 lbs per four hour trip. We got one 35 pound fish on in the boat and also had a white marlin on for about 30 minutes. The next day we hooked up a yellowfin tuna but it threw the hook after a big run. There are a few kingfish and blackfin tuna also being caught out where the mahi have been seen.

The mahi fishing was red hot this week almost catching 10 a trip for 5 days in a row.

The mahi fishing was red hot this week almost catching 10 a trip for 5 days in a row.

Friday is already here, so we are gearing up for what looks to be a busy sportfishing weekend here in south Florida. Give us a call! Let’s hook’em up!



Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing



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