Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing report LadyPamela2 June 29-30

July 1, 2011

June 29

Drew and his family came fishing today with Captain Paul & I we started the trip out trolling. Using planners and top baits we managed to catch a few bonitas and kingfish fish started out a little slow but once trolling up to our spot 8 miles north of port everglades we had a live bait well full of bait so I knew working hard at it we would catch some fish and we did our first two shipwrecks we went to the fishing wasn’t that great but we caught one nice barracuda  so we keep hitting the ship wrecks and we found a spot that was working in 280 feet of water when it was time to go home we started catching fish. Drew son reeled in a nice Alamo jack and drew reel in another amberjack then all of a sudden we hooked a sailfish on a live ballyhoo that we had behind the boat it jumped five times and fell off but it was cool to see. Another good day on the water.  

Fort lauderdale baracuda fishing

June 30

Today I ran the Lady Pamela 5 and Paul ran the Lady Pamela 4 the trolling was as good as ever in the morning and died in the Afternoon I went wreck fishing in the afternoon before the rain storms came. Paul on the other hand went shark fishing in 150 feet of water using fresh bonitas with a two hook rig it took two hours before the balloon went under the water and Paul gunned the boat ahead to set the hook Robert jumped into the chair to start the battle on the fish it didn’t talk very long the fish was 5 foot Sandbar shark  and caught the fish on a 130 Penn international. I had a live well full of speedos so when I ran north. I saw we only had minutes before the rain showed up and I wouldn’t be able to fish. Our first drop I got Morgan all set up and ready to go I dropped the bait to the bottom and went to reel up 20 and I had a huge fish on 50 lb. tackle. As I got the belt around Morgan and strapped him in he had a long fight ahead of him it took Morgan a good 15 min to land the fish. We got the Hugh Amberjack into the boat and I ran right back to the wreck and dropped another bait down because it already started raining. This time brain and his 7 year old son where up so another speedo on the bottom and this time it took 5 min before the rod bent over and Brian was reeling as fast as he could then we gave his son the rod it was a nice 20 Alamco jack. This Hugh rain storm came the wind was 50 MPH and raining  like you never seen it. We end up running 8 miles towards home I still had one guy Martian that didn’t catch a fish so I stopped at one last wreck in 220 feet of water. This took 5 min and no bite so as I was reeling the bait back to the boat a school of Mahi Mahi came up with the bait I grapped three spinners and threw chunk bait out and we caught 6 Mahi Mahi to end the trip every body was happy.

 Wreck Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

www.ladypamela2.com

954 761 8045          

TESTIMONIALS

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!