Fishing The Lady Pamela 2

August 22, 2012

August 19, 2012

Today I (Captain David Ide) was on the Lady Pamela I with mate Justin for a full 8 hour daytime swordfishing trip. We had one bite but didn’t land the fish, but we did catch a few schoolie mahi-mahis in 800 feet of water. We also saw about a 30 lb mahi swimming under a frigate bird, but we couldn’t get it to take any bait. Frigate birds, also called Man-O-War birds, often fly above schools of mahi or tuna, following them in hopes of an easy meal of the baitfish the predators are seeking. Because of this behavior we always keep an eye out for the birds.

Captain JJ and Mike had some good fishing closer to shore on Lady Pamela IV, landing 25 bonito and a few kingfish in a four hour trip. They also had one shark bite in 350 feet of water by a hammerhead shark, but the fish threw the hook. All and all the fishing has been very good on the reef, even a few sailfish around on the troll in 90-150 feet of water.

Our anglers on the daytime driftfishing trips have been boating kingfish, bonito, and snappers on every trip. The nighttime anchor trips have been averaging 30-45 snappers a trip. Everyone is bringing home some dinner.

tight lines,

Capt David IDe

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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