Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing – Inshore Tarpon Fishing

July 24, 2010

July 21st, 2010

Fishing has been keeping the Lady Pamela Fishing Fleet very busy here in Fort Lauderdale. Yesterday we had three trips, a morning trip, an afternoon trip and a nighttime tarpon charter.

Our morning trip aboard the Lady Pamela II started great, catching smaller baitfish like Bluerunners and Rainbow Runners. After everyone on board caught some baitfish, I led the Lady Pamela II to an edge in 150 ft of water with a smokin’ north current. We trolled the edge for 7 miles catching loads on King Mackerel and Bonito fish. After two hours of non-stop action on the troll, we headed to 180 ft of water and flew live bait from the kites. The bite was almost instant but the fish managed to pull the hook and release itself. I knew the fish would come back around, which he did and Hunter did a great job reeling in his 50″ Barracuda.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters, BIG Barracuda fish

Trolling was attracting fish in the afternoon, but for some reason they weren’t hooking themselves. Finally, after a million teases, Mike hooked a 30″ Bull King and then the Kingfish and Bonito fish started pouring in.

Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Sport Fishing, Bull King Mackerel

Tarpon fishing in Fort Lauderdale is some of the best tarpon fishing in the world. Our morning trip with Hunter had such a good time they chartered the boat for the nighttime fishing as well. We left Lauderdale Marina around 6 PM and lost a 60lb Tarpon by 7 PM. Within 10 minutes of our Tarpon loss, we hooked a huge Nurse Shark. During the last hour of the trip we caught and expertly released a 28″ Snook, jumped off another Tarpon and caught a Barracuda. I’d say Hunter had a great day of fishing in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters, Snook

Fort Lauderdale Fishing, Nurse Shark, Inshore Tarpon Fishing

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



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