Double Header Sailfish bite aboard the Lady Pamela II offshore Ft Lauderdale

March 29, 2010

March 28th, 2010

Just the other day, I was reporting how nice the weather has been in South Florida, I guess I spoke too soon. Today, David and his two friends left the dock aboard the Lady Pamela II for an 8-hour fishing charter; it was blowin’ like stink with 8-foot seas and no sun. Before we headed offshore, we stopped at the fuel dock and loaded up on live goggle eyes to suspend from the fishing kites for a Sailfish bite. We hit the road and ran straight to the buoy in search of Blue runners to drop on the shipwreck. The baitfish were not around, kite fishing it was. As soon as we got our kites up, the Mahi – Mahi were bustin’ bait left and right. A majority of the Dolphin fish were too short to keep, except for 2 and the 15 lb’er we missed. It was a good 2 ½ hours before two Sailfish ate at once. David and his buddies were fighting a double header on 20lb tackle, it was incredible to watch. The spindle beaks were jumping over each other, under each other and heading different directions. With one of the Sailfish, we were down to the knot; it was hell in a hand basket, but a good time.

The sail is normally kept folded down and to the side when swimming, but it may be raised when the sailfish feels threatened or excited

Sailfish are highly prized game fish and are known for their incredible jumps

Our gang got the job done, we got a few pictures then went on our way catching live Bonito fish. We stopped by a shipwreck on our way home and ended the day with a few big Amberjack bites on 50lb.

Wreck fishing in Fort Lauderdale can be one of the most productive ways to catch fish

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



Awesome Tarpon Trip!

We booked Captain David to take us fishing inshore since my wife gets really seasick. He mentioned that the tide was really good on a particular date so we took it. My son caught his first tarpon about 50lbs along with a barracuda and we released a snook. The inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale are very scenic and Captain David showed us some amazing celebrities homes including Wayne Huizenga where we caught a tarpon right behind his house.  Very cool stuff.  David took measurements of the tarpon and my son now how it hanging in his room. The silver king!