Drift Fishing Fort Lauderdale

April 5, 2011

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A clear, bright morning greeted us in Ft. Lauderdale as we welcomed the opening day for vermillion snapper. About a dozen people from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio came out with us looking to take advantage of the great weather to fill the boat with fish. We caught about 35 snapper mixed in with an assortment of triggerfish, butterfish, jacks, and porgy before returning to the dock.

Our afternoon trip was 14 clients, 9 from Wisconsin and happy to be away from the cold zone. We did the majority of our fishing above some wrecks using cut squid for bait. The catch in the afternoon was even better; non-stop action as we reeled in triggerfish, kings, and 65 vermie snapper! Filled fishboxes and tight lines- Florida fishing at its finest!

April 4, 2011

The clear, sunny skies were welcome but the strong north current made the wreck fishing slow for the day. Both our drift boat trips had Cpt. Adam and the crew joined by groups from Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin- still a bit warmer in Ft. Lauderdale! The days catch ran to a handful of kings, a few triggerfish, and over a dozen snapper.

Both charter boat trips hooked into kings and bonito, with the afternoon excursion grabbing a bit more action. They were using a bonito strip on a purple sea witch, trolling in about 100 feet and the prize was a hefty 40-lb. jack crevalle. A beautiful fish for a happy couple!

Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

954 761 8045



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