Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing – 4 Slammer Mahi – Mahi in 120 ft of water

October 4, 2010

September 30, 2010

Bud and his wife Mary from Fort Worth, Texas joined Captain Paul and Mike aboard the Lady Pamela II for a deep sea fishing adventure in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bud fished many places with very little success; it all changed when he came fishing in Fort Lauderdale. Captain Paul led Bud and Mary offshore, catching live bullets (small bonitos) for bait. In the mist of bait fishing, a 20lb Bull Dolphin hooked itself to the spinner with 20lb test, talk about a nice fight. Mike pitched bait on another spinner and hooked a 15 lb’er. Shortly after, a 12 lb Mahi ate the left planner so we had 3 fish on at one time. After successfully boating all three Dolphin fish, there was a straggler Mahi still lingering behind the boat, but wouldn’t eat any live bait. Mike tied a jig on, got it out there and started jigging fast. Mike made it happen and finally hooked the 14 lb Dolphin fish and Bud brought it in. Within 20 minutes, we landed 4 slammer size Mahi – Mahi in 120 ft of water right offshore Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters - Mahi Mahi fish (Dolphin fish)

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