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July 24, 2013

July 21, 2013

Hurry Fort Lauderdale at its best so join us aboard the lady pamela 2

Captain Adam took Paul and his group of friends out on the Lady Pamela III for nighttime snapper fishing. The group caught a nice variety of snappers including 6 yellowtails, 6 mangroves, two muttons, some lanes and a few vermillion snappers during the 7-11 pm trip.

July 22, 2013

The Lady Pamela II was out today on an all day trip. They caught 20 bonitos and a wahoo before calling it a day.

I skippered the Lady Pamela IV with Corey and his family from Jacksonville aboard. We were busy on this morning trip with our anglers landing 4 blackfin tunas, a kingfish, and a few bonitos.

On the afternoon trip we took out Robert and his two sons from Dallas, Texas. The fishing was slow but we got it done with a couple of tunas that they took home to eat. Robert really wanted us to get his young son a shark, so during the last 20 minutes of the charter we pulling a live bonito down the beach. We succeeded in hooking and landing a spinner shark that put up one hell of a fight.

Folks don’t forget that August and September are great months for fishing here in Fort Lauderdale. The sandbar shark migration is still to come in August, and Mako and thrasher sharks start moving through in September. Mahi-mahi, wahoos, cobias and Warsaw groupers are also an option at this time of year.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing




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!