Fishing Kona Hawaii

July 14, 2014

July 2‑8, 2014


I spent a busy first week in July representing Lady Pamela II sportfishing in Kona Hawaii for a series of three big game fishing tournaments. I fished the Marlin Magic Lure Tournament on July 2nd and 3rd, the Blue Marlin World Cup on July 4th, and the 27th Annual Firecracker Open Big Game Tournament on July 5th and 6th.


The World Cup tournament is probably the wildest tournament I have ever fished. It is a one day only, Blue Marlin only tournament, and angling teams are allowed to fish anywhere in the world for 8 hours in their time zones. There is one winner only. No second place. We landed a 245lb Blue Marlin off Kona, but it was not quite as big as the 656 lb winner, also caught off Kona.


Kona Fishing

Kona Fishing


We had our greatest success in the Firecracker Open where we landed a 72 lb yellowfin tuna to take the prize for that category. Overall we had killer fishing in Hawaii, but it sure is nice to finally get back home to Ft. Lauderdale!


Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing



Awesome Tarpon Trip!

We booked Captain David to take us fishing inshore since my wife gets really seasick. He mentioned that the tide was really good on a particular date so we took it. My son caught his first tarpon about 50lbs along with a barracuda and we released a snook. The inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale are very scenic and Captain David showed us some amazing celebrities homes including Wayne Huizenga where we caught a tarpon right behind his house.  Very cool stuff.  David took measurements of the tarpon and my son now how it hanging in his room. The silver king!