Fishing in Fort Lauderdale with Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison

January 28, 2010

January 27th, 2010

Fort Lauderdale is brining in the New Year with several exciting events. The Super Bowl is back to South Florida for a record breaking 10th time and the Pro Bowl is honoring all star players somewhere other than Hawaii for the first time since 1979, Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

With that said, there are A list players and many devoted fans in Fort Lauderdale for the two biggest games of the year. James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers joined Captain Paul and me aboard the Lady Pamela II for a deep sea fishing adventure with his friends and family before the big game this Sunday.

James wanted to battle with something as big as him so we picked up the necessities (live goggle eyes) and headed offshore. Once we reached our destination, our spread consisted of 4 live goggle eyes dancing on the surface and 2 big shark baits below. We waited patiently for 45 minutes before the right short got a hit. Captain Paul set the hook and we were ready. James jumped into our ultimate fighting chair and the battle began off the transom. Our first Sailfish of the day totally impressed our anglers; both the fight and the missing bill.

James’ brother fought Sailfish #2 and once he got the fish to the boat it decided it wasn’t finished. James’ brother did a pass off to Dad, who decided to fight the Sailfish standing up rather than over the water. Job well done, we went 2 for 2 with two very nice fish. Our last stop of the day was at a shipwreck for James’ nephew. Our first bait on the bottom intrigued an Amberjack within minutes. Sea ya on the water…


Tight Lines & Good luck on Sunday James!
Captain David Ide
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TESTIMONIALS

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