Fishing Fort Lauderdale Lady Pamela 2 June 4 fishing

June 5, 2011





Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

8-12 morning

This morning Paul an I had 6 guys down in fort Lauderdale for a bachelor party. They never really had been deep sea fishing before so we had some fresh bonitos in the morning that we cut up into strips. This time of year have fresh bonito strips is key for trolling. Our first pass in a 150 feet of water we had a triple header on. One kingfish, Bonita, and a small black-fin tuna. Evan couldn’t believe it for the three hours we where trolling it was as fast as I could work every time I turned around we had another fish on the line bonitos, king fish, black fin tunas we also caught a few small mahi – mahi that we had to let go because they where to short to keep. Evan and friends got sea sick so we came in early but the fishing was red hot we ended up catching seven kingfish, 6 bonitos ,  3 mahi- mahi , 3 black-fin tunas. And we came in one hour early.

1-5 Afternoon

On the after noon trip we had Doug an Kevin an some of there business clients they took the afternoon trip because the fishng has been a little better. And it was we started trool as soon as we got to a 100 feet using two planners down deep around 60 feet under the surface and four baits on top as soon as we got all the lines in the water we had 2 bonitos on one doug in the fighting chair an one guy standing up with a belt on. The next two hour strait we couldn’t keep a bait in the water it was unreel at one time the Lady Pamela 1 had a sailfish on right next two us we keep circleing the Lady Pamela 1 an Paul yell there he is on the right long rigger so I picked the rod up and hooked the sail we cleared all the other rods and backed down hard an it took 1 min or so but we landed a nice 6 foot sail fish and the Lady Pamela 1’s sailfish was 5 ½ feet the trooling has been as good as it get the last couble of days. So after that two hours of none stop action Doug an his friends want to try some shark fishing.


This morning our DRIFT FISHING boat the LADY PAMELA 3 went out with 18 people. Fishing between 90 an 180 feet of water using fresh sardines and ballyhoos with three hook rigs an 1oz lead. They caught 18 Bonita’s, 2 big Mahi Mahi,  5 big kingfish, and a few yellowtail snapper. That’s a great catch for the drift boat this time of year every day on the lady Pamela 3 for the last two weeks the drift fishing has been great.

Tight lines,

Capt David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 sport fishing

(954) 761 8045


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!