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Fort Lauderdale Offshore Fishing

July 28, 2013

July 25, 2013

Sportfishing on the Lady Pamela II was a mixed bag today with fish caught both on the troll and on the bottom. The kingfish and a few small blackfin tunas found our seawitch feathers irresistible as we trolled along the reef edge in 100 feet of water. We then re-rigged for bottomfishing and caught a few vermillion snappers and a yelloweye snapper. Our surprise catches of the day were a nice hog snapper and a huge lionfish. Good-eating hog snappers, which are really in the wrasse family, usually don’t take cut baits, and the lionfish are an invasive exotic species from the Pacific that we have never caught on rod and reel. Though their fins are venomous, lionfish meat is very tasty so we filleted it up for dinner. Our anglers sure got to bring home some exotic fare today!

Lion Fish

Hogfish with Capt David

July 26, 2013

Today mate Jake and I had a great trip on the Lady Pamela II with Paul and his family from Dallas, Texas. We caught some kingfish up to 20 lbs and some bonitos, but Pauls’ goal was to catch a really big fish. I moved the boat out to about 400 feet of water and Jake put out a few big baits hoping to catch a sea monster. After about 45 minutes we got the bite and Paul did battle with one of the biggest nurse sharks I have ever seen. This fish was 8.5 feet long, and had to go over 200 lbs. Great catch!

This Shark Swam away alive and well after we tagged it

8.5 nurse shark

Tight Lines ,

Capt 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