Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale – All Day Dolphin Thursday Fishing Trip

August 2, 2010

July 29th, 2010

Fishing was red hot today. We started out the morning “makin’ bait”; the blue runners, speedos and rainbow runners were cooperating quite nicely. We began trolling in 80-230 ft of water with 6 rods, 4 on the surface and 2 planner rods down 70 ft. The sea witches on the planner rods were attracting King Mackerel after King Mackerel anywhere between 90 and 130 ft of water on the reef. After 6 nice Kingfish, we got a big bite by a summertime Sailfish on the left planner. We got the Sailfish up but lost the 4 ft Sailfish just 3 ft from the boat, bummer.

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale – All Day Dolphin Thursday

Every Thursday, the Lady Pamela III sets sail for an All Day Dolphin trip. Today, Captain Adam left the dock with nine people and had them catching Bonito fish, King Mackerel and Blackfin Tuna within the first hour of fishing. Shortly after they loaded up on King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna and Bonito fish, they ran to the 57 line 8 miles offshore and found the mother load in 900 ft of water. It was Mahi after Mahi and Wahoo after Wahoo. The biggest Mahi weighed in at 25 lb’s along with a 10 lb Wahoo fish. The All Day Dolphin Trip was a huge success, they ended their day of fishing with 10 nice size Mahi – Mahi and 8 Wahoo fish.

Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela III

Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela III - Bonito fish

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela III - Mahi Mahi fish

Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela III - Mahi Mahi

All Day Dolphin Fishing Trip - Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale - All Day Dolphin Thursday Fishing ONLY $90 per person!

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale - All Day Dolphin Thursday's - LOADS of Mahi Mahi!

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale - Big Mahi Mahi

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela III

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale - All Day Dolphin Thursday Fishing Trip

Hey Guys!

Had a great time Thursday on Lady Pamela III, as promised I have the pictures of our trip for that day and the nice group photo you wanted for your website w/ me in the center w/ that big ol cow dolphin.



Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!