Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing; Fred's big fish!

December 30, 2010

December 23rd, 2010

Fred’s big fish in Fort Lauderdale

This Thursday afternoon we had 5 on a shared fishing charter; Fred, his wife and their friend along with James and his brother in law. Conditions were perfect for live bait kite fishing offshore; a hard north wind with a north swell and a rippin’ north current to go along. We left the dock at 1PM with live goggle eyes and trolling gear ready to get wet. We trolled to our destination and caught a few King Mackerel fish. Once we reached our spot just 5 miles north of Port Everglades in 130 ft of water, we popped the two SFE fishing kites in the air with live goggle eyes dancing on the surface. It wasn’t long before our spread interested a “window shopper” , meaning a Sailfish peaking around and not eating. Just minutes after our first fish disappeared, we hooked a double header and it was on. Fred’s fish was heading east and James’ fish was heading west. James fought his fish for over an hour while we managed to back down on Fred’s fish and call it a catch. As soon as we got the leader on James’ fish, we pulled the hook and the fish got away. James was bummed, but he got a taste of how an Atlantic Sailfish fights.

Pamela 4 crew Paul and Dave  

It was our first time charter fishing and was lucky enough( with the help of Dave and Paul) to catch a 89″ (7’5″) sailfish. I will be getting it full mounted and put it over by record size black bear on the wall. Dave and Paul went out of their way to make our experience one we will never forget. When we come back to town again we while definitely look you guys up  and see if we can catch a bigger one. (my wife says I am done fishing because we are running out of wall space) thanks again guys

Fred & Cheryl

Caro, Michigan

Fort Lauderdale Sailfishing with Fred

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.