Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report October 11 fishing - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report October 11 fishing

October 13, 2012

October 11, 2012

Donna, John, and Alex joined me for a four hour charter on the Lady Pamela II, here in Fort Lauderdale. We started the trip out by trolling on the reef and in the first hour only caught one kingfish. We stuck with it though, and 45 minutes later we caught a blackfin tuna. There was a northwest wind today and it was blowing 20 to 25 knots against a strong north current so the seas offshore were pretty rough. Regardless, there was a nice current edge outside so we decided to brave the seas and look for better action. Right off the bat we caught a nice 20 lb wahoo, then missed a sailfish bite. We kept trolling out and another saw sailfish tailing down sea. It took the bait two times but we couldn’t get a hookup. Finally, twenty minutes before reeling up the lines John hooked a nice sailfish right out in front of Fort Lauderdale. Not too bad considering the weather. We had three bites from sailfish and caught one, plus kingfish and blackfin tuna trolling off Fort Lauderdale.

Wahoo, King Fish , BlackFin Tuna

Atlantic Sailfish With Capt Mike And Capt David Ide

Tight Lines,

Captain David Ide

954 761 8045


What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke