September 29, 2011
Today was our all day dolphin fishing trip on the Lady Pamela III. A total of 14 anglers were on the boat and they enjoyed one of the greatest all day trips we have ever had. We started the morning out trolling with fresh bonito strips, and in no time we had limited out on kingfish. Then one of our anglers, Aaron, and his 4 year old daughter, hooked up and landed a sailfish. After catching all of these fish, we tried some snapper fishing, and limited out on the vermilion snappers! Next stop was gray tile fishing and we caught our limit of those as well. It was nonstop for Captain Adam. Oh, by the way, we also boated 5 blackfin tunas and four bonitos. What a stunning day out there on the water.
September 30, 2011
Today Andy and friends came fishing from Kansas City. They were 45 minutes late this morning as they had lost their car keys and ended up taking a cab to the boat (sounds like it was a good night in Fort Lauderdale for the boys!). Anyway, when they got to the boat, they showed me (Capt. David) the car ring with the missing “key”. I took one look, grabbed the black thing on the key ring, pushed a button and the key appeared. The anglers and crew started laughing so hard we could barely get away from the dock! We finally got out the inlet and immediately started trolling on the reef from 100 -300 feet of water. We had a spread of four surface baits and two deep baits on planer boards. We were ready to fill the boat with fish, and that’s what we did. We were catching one kingfish after the other, along with a few blackfin tunas mixed in. The weather was beautiful, with a nice swell running along with about a 1 knot southerly current and southeast wind. Prime sailfish conditions. With about one hour left on the trip, angler Brad hooked a monster sailfish in 240 feet of blue water. It took him a good 20 minutes or so to reel it in on the 15 lb test and thirty lb leader, but we caught him. What a way to finish the charter! This was one of the funniest charters I have been on in a long time, all because of the way it started.
Captain David Ide
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