Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing – 90 lb White Marlin caught aboard the Lady Pamela

March 6, 2011

March 5th, 2011

White Marlin caught in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela

Today we had four guys on a split fishing charter. We purchased live goggle eyes before heading offshore in 6-8 ft seas blowing out of the NE with a south current. The King Mackerel, Bonito and Mahi – Mahi fish didn’t take long to show up. An hour and half into the trip and we were out of bait. Our customers wanted to head back to the dock, so as we made our way back inshore, Justin put a ballyhoo bait out. As he was letting it out, a monster fish ate. Don jumped into the fighting chair with no hesitation and went straight to work. We thought maybe a small Blue Marlin ate, or a big Sailfish or maybe even a White Marlin was on the other end on the line. It was a brutal 30 minute battle before we got the 90 lb White Marlin to the boat. This is the time of year when you may spot a few White Marlin while fishing offshore in Fort Lauderdale. Way to go, Don.

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing - White Marlin caught aboard the Lady Pamela

Fort Lauderdale White Marlin are dark blue to chocolate-brown in color

Fort Lauderdale White Marlin's preferred habitat is deep blue water over 330 feet

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing Charters - Lady Pamela II Fishing Fleet

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