Fantastic Fall Fishing Fun!Posted on: October 6, 2020
The leaves may be changing colors up north but our offshore playground remains a beautiful, cobalt blue and we’re catching all sorts of neon colors and plenty of silver, red and even some stripes! We at Lady Pamela Sportfishing continue to help our clients distance themselves from all of their worries by getting offshore to catch the amazing Fall species that our South Florida fishing grounds can provide: Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tunas, Kingfish, Swordfish, Sailfish, Amberjacks, Sharks, Barracuda, Snappers and more! We remain open for business and the entire Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team is in full compliance with all CDC and local health guidelines to do our part to keep everyone healthy.
NOW is the time to book your Fall fishing trip so that we can get you on the bite to take advantage of the immense fall bait migrations that make Fort Lauderdale the epicenter of Fall sportfishing and attract anglers from around the USA and the world!
The Mahi Mahi Continue to Play
Mahi Mahi are skipping school to come out to play. We continue to put our clients on fantastic Mahi Mahi fishing from 200 feet of water all the way out to 2,000 feet of water and beyond. The Mahi Mahi are weighing in from 10 to 30 pounds on both live bait in close and trolling bonito strips and rigged ballyhoo out beyond the reef. There are still larger specimens up to 50 pounds traveling in smaller groups or even just bull/cow pairs. Every once in awhile, we get a shot at a Blue Marlin while fishing the Mahi schools. Marlin like to eat Mahi as much as we do!
Daytime Swordfish Trips are on Fire!
The Fall is when Fort Lauderdale offshore waters are known to boast some of the best Swordfishing in the world. Our Lady Pamela Sportfishing Specialty Daytime Swordfish trips are catching Swordfish on nearly every time out! Give us a call to get more information on one of these “bucket list” experiences! Keep in mind that we often fish for Mahi Mahi on the way out to the Swordfish grounds (around 2,000 feet of water) or even when we have our Swordfish baits out. Don’t worry. We’ll keep you busy.
Moon Over My Wahoo
The Wahoo bite has been picking up as we experience the October and November “harvest” moons. The Wahoos we catch during the Fall tend to be huge and we keep our tackle in tip-top conditions to be ready for these rocket ships!
We’ve been catching Wahoo in 150 to 2,000 feet of water fishing a mix of live baits and trolled mullet strips or bonito strips either on a downrigger or planer to get the baits down in the water column. When the bonitos are plentiful, we love to slow troll a few “bullets” to see the amazing topwater bites from these huge Wahoo. Check out my rigging video below:
The Sailfishing Gets Better and Better
As if the Sailfish bite wasn’t good enough, we’re seeing greater numbers of Sailfish showing up behind the migrating bait schools as they get an early start on their winter break down in South Florida.
We’re still catching Sailfish on the troll with live and rigged ballyhoo but we’re also starting to do more kite fishing as the winds become steadier. We’re having our best Sailfish action in 90 to 300 feet of water.
Smokers and Pokers
Kingfish and Barracuda are continue to be found from 75 to 250 feet of water and are pouncing on our live baits or trolled strip baits and feathers. There are also other mackerel species in between 40 and 80 feet of water, including Spanish Mackerel and Ceros.
As we have stated before, “Kings” and “Cudas” are beautiful, acrobatic fish that are “tackle busters” and make you earn every yard of line that you gain on the reel. Kingfish are nicknamed “Smokers” not only because of their hyperspeed runs but because they make fantastic smoked fish dip. This action will only get better as we get deeper into the Fall season.
Sharks are Feasting
Shark fishing continues to be great as thousands of sharks follow the migrating baitfish to South Florida. We are starting or even ending our trips by targeting big sharks such as Hammerheads, Tiger Sharks, Blacktips and Silky Sharks.
The best shark baits continue to be either a live Bonito or dead Bonito or Kingfish dropped down in 300 feet of water. We are also fishing live or dead mullet in the middle of the massive bait schools to hook up Hammerheads and acrobatic Spinner Sharks and Blacktip Sharks. These things are amazing when they corckscrew 6 feet out of the water!
Our clients continue to tangle with huge Amberjacks on the wrecks using jigs and live baits sent down into their secret “lairs.” When you catch one of these brutes, you have earned your keep!
Bow to the Silver King!
The Mullet Run is here, which means that our Tarpon trips are filling up fast! Book your trip now to battle these legendary, prehistoric yet majestic fish! Bring the kids! Our Junior Anglers are loving this red-hot bite! Our clients are catching Tarpon ranging in size from 25 pounds to 150 pounds! This is an amazing experience and you do not want to miss out!
Drift Fishing Report: Plenty to Choose From
On the Lois Ann, our daily trips – 3 each day – are producing Kingfish, Tuna, Bonito, Barracuda, Amberjack and a host of Snapper and Grouper. Our nighttime trips have been producing huge numbers of Yellowtail Snappers. Keep in mind that the Lois Ann is limited to a certain number of anglers per trip due to CDC guidelines. This is great news for YOU as you have plenty of room to fish multiple lines! Book a trip NOW to get in on this amazing action after the sun goes down.
For only $45, come on aboard and gain access to some of the hardest-fighting and tastiest fish that swim. We’re the best fishing value in all of South Florida! Remember all ages and experience levels are always welcome. We have a captain and mate on board to help you at all times. We also have one of the cleanest vessels in the southeastern US and we have a fully-stocked galley to keep you hydrated and well-fed!
Come join us to enjoy this fantastic Fall offshore and inshore action!