Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Sport Fishing – THRESHER SHARK!

February 5, 2011

February 1st, 2011

Mr. Payne, Wayne and Bob came fishing aboard the Lady Pamela IV today. We started off the fishing trip catching a few King Mackerel fish in 100 ft of water on the troll. The trolling was a bit slow so we moved on to live bait kite fishing with a dozen live goggle eye bait fish and a bottom bait down deep. The bite was NOT instant. It took a good two hours to get a bite, but it was well worth the wait. Everybody was watching and waiting just as a Sailfish ate the short bait; within seconds, it fell off. Right after our loss, our bottom bait got a hit and the rod bent over drastically.  In the mist of our bottom bait being eaten in 150 ft of water, a Sailfish came up interested on our left long bait; double-header! Wayne was fighting the Sailfish and Bob was full on with the big monster below. Good boat handling, a great mate and two strong anglers got the job done. In just 45 minutes, the Lady Pamela IV had a 9 ft Hammerhead Shark along with a 6 ft Sailfish swimming just feet from the transom. Fishing in Fort Lauderdale was great today.

February 3rd, 2011

This morning, Daniel, Kim and Bill left the dock for an 8 AM start aboard the Lady Pamela IV. Daniel and Kim hoped to catch a big shark after hearing about the large migration of Sharks that moved down to South Florida. Trolling was the first thing on our to do list. We trolled baits in 40 ft of water, 60 ft of water and had 4 top baits. The Blackfin Tuna were the first takers of the day; ranging from 5-10 lbs. Shortly after we caught some Tuna, we moved into 300 ft of water with 1 ½ knots of current. Two live baits and three big baits went down deep. It wasn’t long before Daniel was hooked up with the fish of a lifetime; a 12 ft long Thresher Shark. I have been fishing offshore Fort Lauderdale for years, and I have only caught a handful of Thresher Sharks.

Fort Lauderdale Big Game Shark Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela - Thresher Shark

Fort Lauderdale Game Shark Fishing - Thresher Shark aboard the Lady Pamela II

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