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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Lady Pamela sportfishing/ drift fishing

July 8, 2011


Lady Pamela 2 Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters



July 1, 2011

The Ellison family from Texas came out fishing today with Josh and I for a full day charter. We started out catching a few live baits at a ship that was anchored for a few weeks in 100 feet of water. The live baits that we caught where speedos and blue runners. After getting the live bait we started trolling to the north with four top baits out and two deep planers out. We caught a few kingfish and bonitas. The trolling was nonstop and we ended up catching 10 bonitas an 4 kingfish. Then all of a sudden I hooked an Atlantic Sailfish off the bridge, on the high line.  Mr. Ellison’s son got into the chair, and it took about 20 min before we landed the 83” sailfish. We tagged the fish real quick and released it. Then we stared shark fishing in 350 feet of water with three shark baits. It took one hour before I got the bite and I gunned the boat ahead to set the hook. We got Mr. Ellison into the fighting chair. It ended up being a 9 foot hammer head shark. After landing the hammer head we went wreck fishing with the live baits we caught earlier during the trip. I went to five different ship wrecks from 160 feet to 245 feet and we caught one huge Almaco jack that fell off as we were bringing it in the boat. It was a long day out on the water but we caught fish the whole trip.


         Lady Pamela 2 Fishing Fort Lauderdale July 1, 2011

         The Lady Pamela 3 Morning Drift Fishing Trip


July 2,2011

Today the Lady Pamela 3 on the afternoon trip 1-5 had one of the best drift fishing trips we had ever had. Using fresh sardines and ballyhoos two to three hook rigs using 2 or 3 oz leads. We where fishing in a 100 – 180 feet of water the fishing was red hot. Every body on the boat was catching fish the boat drift boat the Lady Pamela 3 caught 28 bonitas, one Almaco jack about 30 lbs, a 29 lb Blackfin tuna, two mutton snappers, and three kingfish one spectacular fishing trip.



Drift Fishing Lady Pamela 3

Drift Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

Lady Pamela 2

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!