Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report Lady Pamela 2 May 19- 20

May 31, 2011

001May 19

 

Today  Lamar Scott and bob came fishing aboard the lady Pamela IV. We stared the trip out trolling using fresh Bonita strips and new sea witches with a 80 foot leader the fishing was great. The first few fish were 15-20 lb kingfish Scott and Lamar both caught the first two our next couple of bites where black fin tunas around the 5- 8 lb range in 200 feet of water is where we are catching the black fin tunas . Next all of a sudden a nice sailfish on the right long rigger I was in the cockpit and I told paul to put the boat in a turn well I feed the fish now I yell I’ve got him and it was jumping all over the ocean it makes one great trip if you catch Atlantic sailfish.

 

May 20

Today ran the boat and Paul was in the cockpit working hard as normal. We were on a big convention and the group we had only wanted to catch big sharks so we spent the whole trip using 200 lb test 130 penn reels and big kingfish head on the bottom four rods it took a few hours but once we got the bite the fight was on. It took a good 30 min and we had a rare Cuban night shark.  The first one I had ever caught in the daytime it was a great trip.

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Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

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Lady Pamela 2

TESTIMONIALS

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!