Fort Lauderdale Fishing Lady Pamela 2

March 28, 2011

Lady Pamela 2 fishing charters
March 22, 2011

Springtime is here in Ft. Lauderdale, and so are the mahi-mahi! Today was clear and sunny as we headed straight out of the port to do some trolling. We were at 200-300 feet using bonito strips when we hooked up on a few big dolphin- a good start on a beautiful day. For the most part we fished right out front, catching tuna, kingfish, and wahoo of various sizes throughout the day.

Dave- Pauly couldn’t remember a whole lot for Tuesday’s trip. Obviously some reports will be better than others. Again, I will make contact with the captains in a more timely manner and get the information to do the reports smoothly.

March 23, 2011

This mornings trip had some great weather out of Ft. Lauderdale for Gary and Jim from Chicago. The seas were flat calm as we trolled south, using bonito strips on planers. We were in about 100-110 feet of water when the kingfish started to bite and we landed 4 nice ones. The guys were looking for a shark but happy to get the action going and get warmed up. Blackfin tuna were next, and we went to 200-300 feet and caught a few keepers. At 350 feet there was nothing happening and we ran inshore a little bit to 150 where we hooked up and kept some nice mahi-mahi.

The afternoon fishing was in the same areas and we caught another 4 kings. Our clients were also happy with the 30-lb black grouper, even though we had to release the big fish as he was out of season. A little further south and we were wreck fishing in about 100-140 feet of water using live bonitos. At this spot we hooked up a few more kings and barracuda, including one at 54 inches. A beautiful day and some great fishing-

Tight lines!

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sportfishing
954 761 8045


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!