Fishing Fort Lauderdale Lady Pamela 2

January 17, 2012


January 14,2012

Today, the Hyatt family from Pennsylvania joined us for an afternoon of fishing. They had just flown in this morning and said it was 20 degrees where they just came from and were loving the 65 degrees here in Ft. Lauderdale. The Hyatts had never been deep sea fishing before so they decided they would try their luck deep sea fishing on the Lady Pamela II.

 We left the dock around 2:00 pm and went right to an anchored freighter where we had previously caught tinker mackerels. After filling our live baitwell full of these prime but rarely seen baits, we went straight to kite fishing in about 200 feet of water as I had heard that a few sailfish were seen at this depth. Within an hour of getting all six lines set out we hooked a sailfish. This was one of the toughest sailfish I have ever caught. Andrew fought this fish for  an hour and half, as it took us out to 700 feet water where the seas were huge. We finally tagged and released this bad boy sailfish though!


After the big battle we ran back inshore to a few shipwrecks trying to get a bite with our remaining live baits. We got a few bites from amberjacks, but none stayed on the hook. That’s the way it goes sometimes. Wreckfishing with live baits is generally very productive though, with amberjacks, groupers, cobias, and big snappers always a possible catch.

Sailfish With The Hyatt Family

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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