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



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