Fort Lauderdale Fishing Aboard The Lady Pamela 2 September 17- 20 - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Aboard The Lady Pamela 2 September 17- 20

September 23, 2011

September 17, 2011


Paulie and I are just a few days back from giant bluefin tuna fishing. We had two guys with us this morning, Edward and John from New York. I was running the cockpit and it was good to get back down there for a change. Normally, I am just running the boat, so today was great for me. Paulie cut fresh bonito strips before we left the dock, and I sharpened all the hooks and got the baits ready on the way out. Just outside the inlet I put out a great looking bait spread. It wasn’t long before we started getting a few kingfish, as well as a few blackfin tunas. We were trolling in 100 to 350 feet of water for that first hour. We even had a pesky sailfish on the right long rigger. I had a few shots at him before the fish finally faded away. I re-sharpened all the hooks and put all fresh baits back on top. It wasn’t 15 more minutes before I had a sailfish on one of the top baits. Just as I was getting Ed into the fighting chair, my left planer tripped, and I hooked up sailfish number two! I cleared all the lines so Paulie could start to drive the boat on the two fish. It was a tricky little struggle, but it all worked out, as we landed both fish. We sure ended up having a fantastic day.

 September 17 Sailfish

September 20, 2011


This afternoon the Lady Pamela and Lady Pamela IV both had afternoon trips. We headed offshore for dolphin and wahoo for the first three hours of both trips. Fishing was slow, with only a bonito and a few rainbow runners landed between the two boats. That is until the Lady Pamela found a cargo pallet floating in 500 feet of water. A quick radio call brought the LP IV in on the action! The Lady Pamela caught six wahoo and 10 nice dolphin up to 15 lbs., while the Lady Pamela IV caught four wahoo and four nice dolphin. Thanks to that pallet, what looked like a slow day, ended being two great trips!

Whaooooooooooooooooooooo LAdy PAmela 4 

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Captain David Ide


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Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!