Daytime Swordfishing / Sailfishing Lady Pamela 2

March 24, 2015

March 19‑20, 2015


JJ and I had a daytime swordfishing trip today (the 19th) aboard the Lady Pamela II. We made our first drop 20 miles offshore Ft. Lauderdale in 1800 feet of water. We had no bites on drops one and two, but finally hooked up on the third drop. It took about 30 minutes to get the fish to the surface, and then it came right up out of the water for some great jump shots. This was a nice 125 pound swordfish that we put into the boat to finish up an awesome day.

Great Daytime swordfish picture 1 for 2 this day

Great Daytime swordfish picture 1 for 2 this day


March 20,

The official first day of spring found the Lady Pamela II offshore Ft. Lauderdale in flat calm water and very little wind. Our target today was sailfish and we usually use live goggleye baits and kites as our go to angling gear for these billfish. However, with no breeze we couldn’t fly the kites so we slow trolled a spread of live baits in about 180 feet of water. In the first 10 minutes of fishing we hooked into a sailfish doubleheader, with catches and releases on both fish. About 45 minutes later we had another sailfish doubleheader. This time we only caught and released one out of two fish. Overall though, not too bad, three for four on sailfish during a four hour charter.


we caught 3 for 4 today

we caught 3 for 4 today


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