Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing

September 18, 2013

September 14, 2013

Today was a good Saturday in September fishing day for the Lady Pamela II. Captain Chris and Darin did some kite fishing today and caught a few kingfish using live pilchards and googleyes. A big blackfin tuna then grabbed a bait for some added excitement. This was some pretty good action but the trip turned from good to spectacular when a double header of sailfish swam up to the baits. The crew succeeded in getting one of the two billfish hooked up and shortly thereafter a nice 80 inch fish was brought behind the boat for tagging and release. Nice!

Fort Lauderdale Driftfishing

The driftfishing aboard the Lady Pamela III has been very productive these last few weeks. On any given day we’ve been catching gray triggerfish, grunts, yellowtail snappers, and vermillion snappers on the Ft. Lauderdale reefs, in waters ranging from 60-90 feet deep. We are also landing some black and red groupers that tend to show up once the snapper start biting. We caught one 20 lb black that ate one of the vermillion snappers that our angler was reeling in! Some of our anglers have even had success running surface flatlines to catch kingfish during the drifts.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing


10:13-10:36 23 minutes


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