Fishing Fort Lauderdale Lady Pamela 2 March 27

April 1, 2011

March 27, 2011

The seas were flat and calm as we left Ft. Lauderdale this morning with a full boat. For the first few hours we trolled using sea witches and fresh-cut bonito strips. A nice 8-lb. blackfin tuna and some kings of about 5-10 lbs. were caught before we moved on. Using a live blue runner for bait we dropped on a wreck inabout 100 feet and hooked up an abaco jack. The weather picked up in the afternoon with 20-kt. winds and seas of 4-feet so we called it a day.

March 28, 2011

The fisherman sharing our boat this morning also shared the thrill of catching a 6 1/2 foot sailfish! We were on the troll using a pink and white sea witch and fresh-cut bonito strips when the fish hit. After a 25-30 minute fight the fish was close enough to the boat to attach a tag and safely release it, The rain came and went and we ended up catching 4 kings on planers in about 60-100 feet of water.

The afternoon was sunny again as we left the dock with Sean from Illinois. A couple of nice kings of about 8-10 lbs. were caught trolling. The conditions were good for kite fishing and up they went. We were in 150 feet of water right out from Port Everglades using kingfish as bait and a Penn International 130 reel. Our reward was a magnificent 8-foot Great Hammerhead shark! Another fantastic day fishing out of Ft. Lauderdale.

Tight Lines.

Capt David Ide

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WWW.ladypamela2.com

TESTIMONIALS

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!