Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing, ending 2010 – Happy New Year 2011!

January 2, 2011

December 25 – 31, 2010

Christmas week is the start of our busy season in Fort Lauderdale. For the past 6 days, every charter fishing boat in Fort Lauderdale has been booked solid with families visiting South Florida. Generally, fishing is a bit slow Christmas week but this year the bite is on. The cold fronts last year passed through before and after Christmas, this year it hit on Christmas. Sailfish have been the hot ticket item offshore for the Lady Pamela fishing fleet. The Lady Pamela, Lady Pamela III and the Lady Pamela IV have had great success catching Sailfish with live goggle eyes anywhere from 110 – 180 ft of water. The King Mackerel have been biting nicely in 90 – 135 ft of water. Planners with fresh bonito strips and seawitches do the trick every time.

Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Sport Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela IV

On December 30th, we were fishing down south in 130 ft of water with 4 live baits out and one big bait down on 200 lb test. Within minutes the rod bent over and Paul and I looked at each other and we knew it was a big fish. A long hour passed before we landed the 8 ½ ft Greater Hammerhead Shark. The Greater Hammerhead is one of the most violent species of the Hammerhead species and are studiously avoided by divers.

Happy New Year!

Captain David Ide & Crew



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