Fort LAUDERDALE FISHING BAHAMAS LADY PAMELA 2 MAY 14 - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters


May 21, 2011

img_2278MAY FRIDAY THE 13

Darin and I headed to Bimini Bahamas to go yellow fin tuna fishing with Gary and Greg.
The Friday morning we got there we cleared customs and got are gear off the boat and ran 35 miles north east of bimini Bahamas and started looking for birds it didn’t talk very long before we found the bird I stared pitching live pilchards every where but never got a bite. It was a good two hours before I saw another patch of tunas birds. This time we got the tunas well I was throwing live baits darin, Greg, and Gary where all hooked up on yellow-fin tunas. This particular time we Caught four tunas two around 50 lbs and 1 around 70 lbs, 1 30 lber. Not bad to start since we left the Bimini Harbor at10:00 am in the morning it was 1:45 P.M at this time. We kepp looking for the tuna bird darin and I were on watch the whole day Gary and Greg called us the bandits or outlaws because we love what we do and were the best at it. We didn’t stop catching fish the rest of the day there mighthave been a few 30 min sessions where we didn’t get a bite for the most part we were on the fish. There is no fishing like Yellow-Fin tuna fishing in the Bahamas it’s the finest thing I had ever done. We go every April, May, June, July there is nothing like it in the world. Around 5:00 P.M that day Gary an Greg could not reel in any more fish or they just didn’t want to I could understand because the next day my whole body hurt. So we returned to Bimini harbor at 6:00 P.M and started to unload or fish we had 13 Yellow-Fin tunas and the smallest one being 20 lbs and the biggest 80 lbs it was a great day.

May 14
The next morning getting to the boat drain told me the live bait died over night witch wasn’t good because finding the pilchards in bimini could be hard we looked for three hours caught some live googleyes and some blue runner Gary an Greg made the call to mutton snapper fish because the full moon the snapper are spoaning an to try some grouper fishing so we anchored on a wreak in 90 feet for hours not one bite. So we picked up the anchor and went to a wreck in 76 feet where we using catch the muttons.
We stared catching amberjacks we end up catching 5 up to 50 lbs abd two nice yellowtail snappers and two smaller grouper we had a few big black grouper bite but they got away not bad fishing for two days in the Bahamas

Tight Lines, 

Capt 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!