Fishing South Florida - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Fishing South Florida

November 21, 2011

Nov 16, 2011


This afternoon we went fishing with Kirk and his two sons, whom I had met on the dock the day before. They had told me they wanted to go fishing and I recommended an afternoon trip, as catches had been better later in the day. Kirk went with my judgment. The afternoon weather was calm on the way out, though we had to work our way through a pile of boats competing in the Sailfish Cup Tournament out of Miami Beach. Apparently fishing was slow in Miami and the word had gotten out that the fish were in Ft. Lauderdale. I think just about all the boats in the tournament had run up here to fish!


Regardless, we moved offshore, found an edge in 400 to 550 feet of water, and spent the afternoon right there, rolling in fish. There were plenty of mahi-mahi and little blackfin tunas working north and south along this edge. It was green water, with a little north current and we were trolling a few deep lines right on the edge. In addition to the mahi and tunas, we caught a nice 35 lb wahoo on a pink and white sea witch. Then, about three-quarters of the way through the charter, we hooked a huge sailfish while trolling. This was a tough fish that we fought for nearly an hour. Everybody was on the VHF radio calling to see if we had a blue marlin on, but we didn’t, we just had a huge sailfish that took a lot longer than usual to land. But we caught the big sailfish, and Kirk and his family were ecstatic to get this monster fish to the boat. They were used to fishing in lakes in Canada, catching 3to 4 lb fish, so this was really the experience of a lifetime. Good job Kirk! Can’t wait to take you guys fishing again!



Tight Lines,


Capt David Ide


954 761 8045


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