June 22, 2013

June 17, 2013

The Lady Pamela II sportfishing boat had some great fishing catching fishing action this afternoon. Seawitch feathers tipped with bonito strips were deadly on the bonitos, as our anglers hooked up more than 20 of the aggressive speedsters during the 4 hour charter. They also landed a few blackfin tunas; just enough for sashimi! As if that action wasn’t enough, the crew also went one for two on sailfish right at the end of the busy trip.

June 19, 2013

This morning the Lady Pamela II trolled the outer edge of the third reef off Ft. Lauderdale landing some blackfin tunas and a few kingfish in 90-110 feet of water. Captain David then moved the boat out to 350 of water and found a big dusky shark ready for battle. This was a good-sized fish that made for a fun fight. Then it was photos and a release so it could fight another day.


Sharks were still on the fishing menu in the afternoon trip as the Lady Pamela II started the trip hooking up a mid-sized scalloped hammerhead shark. These sharks often school together, resulting in multiple hookups, but today only one was caught and released. Our anglers also boated 7 bonitos caught over the reef. A single mahi-mahi was also caught; just enough for dinner!

Drift Fishing

The Lady Pamela III drift boat has been making daily trips, keeping anglers busy catching a variety of species. Today, the grey triggerfish were all over the baits as soon as the boat got in position on the reef. It didn’t take long for the yellowtail and grey snappers to get in the mix though. All the action of baits going down and fish coming up attracted a few kingfish and bonitos that our anglers gladly hooked up. It sure made for some added excitement on the boat!

The nighttime anchor trips have been super productive with snappers. These trips, which run from 7-11 p.m., have been bringing in nice catches of mostly yellowtail and grey snappers. Give us a call and let’s go fishing!

Tight lines,

Capt David Ide


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!