Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing - Warsaw Grouper & 14 foot Hammerhead Shark! - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing – Warsaw Grouper & 14 foot Hammerhead Shark!

June 30, 2010

June 26th, 2010

The Lady Pamela Fishing Fleet welcomes the newest addition, Fort Lauderdale’s ONLY Sportfishing Drift Boat, the Lady Pamela III. Not like your average drift fishing boat in Fort Lauderdale, the Lady Pamela III is a Sportfish boat, carrying a maximum of 24 passengers.

Today, Captain Adam had a wedding party of 22 aboard the Lady Pamela III and Captain Paul and I fished aboard the Lady Pamela II with a private charter. Captain Paul led us to the edge where I popped the kites and dropped two deep baits down below. The bite was nearly instant; drag was pouring off it. After 30 minutes of watching this huge fish run, I got a good look at the 14 ft Hammerhead Shark come up to the surface. The giant shark didn’t come up for long, it disappeared for another run. This time it was Captain Paul’s turn in the cockpit. Captain Paul couldn’t believe how powerful and large this fish was until he started leadering the fish for himself. An hour into the fight, the angler in the chair said, “There’s no way we can catch this fish.” Captain Paul said, “We are going to get this fish.” Finally, after a very sweaty fight, Captain Paul and I managed to get a head rope around the Hammerhead Shark. It was huge; words cannot even describe how big a 14 ft Game Shark is when your feet away from it.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing; Hammerhead Shark

Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing; Hammerhead Shark

The Lady Pamela III ended their day with a nice size Warsaw Grouper.

Drift Fishing in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela III

Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela III

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



Awesome Tarpon Trip!

We booked Captain David to take us fishing inshore since my wife gets really seasick. He mentioned that the tide was really good on a particular date so we took it. My son caught his first tarpon about 50lbs along with a barracuda and we released a snook. The inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale are very scenic and Captain David showed us some amazing celebrities homes including Wayne Huizenga where we caught a tarpon right behind his house.  Very cool stuff.  David took measurements of the tarpon and my son now how it hanging in his room. The silver king!