Fort Lauderdale Fishing – Sailfish Fishing in Palm Beach

December 16, 2010

December 13th & 14th, 2010

Sailfish Fishing in Palm Beach

I have spent the past two days sailfish fishing with a few of my repeat customers in Palm Beach on our 31′ Yellowfin Center Console. Goggle eyes, threadfins and pilchards were readily available for us both Monday and today. Yesterday (Monday), we ran to Lake Worth pier and set 6 baits and 2 flat lines. Within the first 30 minutes, Drew caught Sailfish #1 in 130 ft of water. We moved to 150 ft of water and waited for an hour before we saw a “flopper” (jumping Sailfish) in 300 ft of water. We quickly picked up and ran to where I thought they might be and before we could blink, Drew, Matt, Brian and Brandon were all hooked up. Four Sailfish on at once is exciting. After we caught all four Sailfish, we set back up and lost one before calling it a day.

Monday = 5 Sailfish

Tuesday morning was brutally cold; 37 degrees with a wind chill of 25 and steam coming off the water surface. Our fishing spot yesterday produced so we went back to the pier and set up in 130 ft of water. We missed a sailfish right away and within 45 minutes we hooked a triple header. Drew’s sailfish pulled the hook and fell off immediately. Matt and I fought ’til the end and caught both fish. We ran in to shallower water and set up in 110 ft.  Matt pitched a spinner rod and hooked a sailfish right away. Matt caught his fish and the rest of our spread went out. Twenty minutes later, Matt jumped off another sailfish and we called it a day catching 4 sailfish out of 8 bites.

Tuesday = 4 Sailfish

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



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