Fort Lauderdale Fishing – The Start of Sailfish Season in South Florida

October 18, 2010

October 17th, 2010

Today looked like the start of Sailfish season.

In the morning, I had four guests Shaun and his wife from California and Randy and his wife from Quebec.

On the way out the Inlet, we stopped and Shaun and Randy bought as dozen goggle-eyes.

We proceeded out the Inlet to around 100 feet of water and started trolling, looking for Wahoo, Kings and Dolphin. There was a little south current. I trolled in and out from 100 to 200 feet and got two bites. Caught one Kingfish as we got up to the North, I saw that the conditions were almost perfect. North wind 15-20 knots, a nice north swell and they were “TAILING”.

I got our kites up with four goggle-eyes. It did not take long, ten minutes and we had a huge Sail on my left short rigger and another on my long. I missed the one on the long but Shaun was in the chair with the first Sail. Shaun never had caught a big fish in saltwater before and now he had a fish on the end of his line that most people would die for. As Shaun is fighting his fish, I yelled right short. Randy hooks the fish. While I am backing down, Shaun runs up to the bow of the boat with his, so his line does not hit the boat.  We caught Randy’s in 10 minutes and released it.

We then continued for another 60 minutes before getting Shaun’s fish up to the boat. It was an action packed four hours of fishing.

Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing in South Florida

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



Awesome Trip!

I took my 3 kids out with Captain David and Crew for a day of fishing in Miami. Upon arriving we were greeted by a beautiful marina and the captain was ready to go. We had the opportunity to catch some bait and the mate through the cast net a few times while my kids helped load them into the baitwell. We were fishing within 10 minutes and the action was great. I was just happy to share this with my kids, but Captain David went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend you book Lady Pamela. We will be back!

Brian W.