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October 3, 2011

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.


Tight Lines,

Captain David Ide

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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!