Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing Report – Snapper & Jack!

October 21, 2010

Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing Report


October 20th, 2010

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale is a great way to see Fort Lauderdale, not to mention, it is one of the best bargains when looking to charter a fishing boat in South Florida. Plus, if you’re lucky, you might come home with dinner. Darin and Justin headed offshore aboard the Lady Pamela III last night with 8 people. Talk about non-stop action; catching over 20 Amberjacks and 55 fish total. Darin and Justin were drift fishing on wrecks anywhere from 230 – 255 ft of water. The Vermillion Snapper fish were chewing, big time. After catching a good amount of tasty Vermillion Snapper, they ran north off Sunrise and dropped an anchor in 45 ft of water. The Yellowtail Snapper and Mangrove ate, but the bite didn’t even compare to the Vermillion Snapper. Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale last night was incredible.

Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing - Vermillion Snapper fish

Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing October 2010

Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing October 2010

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