Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Sport Fishing Charters – Mahi, Sailfish & Black Grouper!

December 6, 2010

December 2nd, 2010

All Day Dolphin Thursday Fishing Trip $90 p/p

Today, our All Day Dolphin Thursday trip consisted of 7 anglers, Captain Adam and Joe the mate. We trolled for a majority of the trip, seeing a lot of Mahi, but only bringing 7 back to the dock. Most of the Mahi – Mahi were caught by pitching bait to them on spinning rods. The King Mackerel were also cooperating. We caught a few King fish up to 22 lb’s and ended the day with a 30 lb Black Grouper.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing - ALL Day Dolphin Thursday Fishing Trip ONLY $90 p/p

Black Grouper caught offshore Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela III

King Mackerel fish caught aboard the Lady Pamela III on the All Day Dolphin Thursday Fishing Trip

December 3rd, 2010

Today Gary, Chris and Chuck from North Dakota joined the Lady Pamela II fleet for a fishing trip before their weeklong cruise. Conditions were perfect for live bait kite fishing, so we purchased live goggle eyes from T & T live bait before heading offshore. Once we reached open water, we trolled for a bit, catching bonito fish and then quickly moved onto kite fishing. We set 4 rods up with kites and it didn’t take long before Chris was fighting the first Sailfish of the day. Unfortunately, the line broke and we had to start all over. Bait went back out and within one hour, Sailfish #2 ate the left short and managed to pull the hook instantly. Finally, Gary hooks Sailfish #3 and he did a great job during a 15 minute battle. We expertly tagged and released the fish for a future fight.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters - Sailfish Season is here!

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



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!