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Fort Lauderdale Fishing is Phenominal!

July 18, 2010

July 16th, 2010

Today was a great day on the water; my best friend Matt filled in and fished with me aboard the Lady Pamela II for both our morning and afternoon trip. We go way back, from fishing in the New River here in Downtown Fort Lauderdale when we were little guys. Matt is a Miami Fire Fighter who tries to fill in fishing as much as he can. We had a few young kids on the boat today so I decided to head out Port Everglades, get them familiar with the tackle, and catch some bait at the same time. With our baitfish in the well, we trolled to the south where fishing was very slow. The current was MIA and so were the fish, besides for one straggler King Mackerel. We made a move 18 miles away and with a big bonito bait we dropped it down in 50 ft of water and got the bite immediately. Jeff jumped into the fighting chair with no hesitation and put his game face on. He won the fight against a monster Barracuda. Our afternoon trip ended up being very similar, slow fishing to start then a whopper fish to end the trip.

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing, Barracuda fish

Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing, Barracuda

The Lady Pamela III had a great afternoon trip. Repeat customers of ours, Dustin and Patrick went home very happy as always. They caught a 60lb Tarpon and a big Barracuda while fishing in Fort Lauderdale.

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



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!