Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing – Sailfish, Kingfish & Trumpetfish!

October 18, 2010

October 16th, 2010

Barry and his family from Fort Lauderdale came with Paul and I aboard the Lady Pamela II.

Paul was running the boat today. We started out the trip catching some live Bonito around the whistle buoy. We only caught one, so we started trolling with three rigger baits and two planers; one down 40 feet and the other around 60 feet. On the planers, we were using pink/white and green Mylar sea witches with fresh mullet strips. It took the first hour before I got a bite and our first fish was a 10 lb. Kingfish. As the trip went on we slowly picked up some fish a King here a few Bonitos, then Paul hooked up with a nice fish on the top bait. A sailfish and it was jumping all over the ocean.

Barry’s’ friend Mike gets to reel in the Sailfish. It was small, around 5 feet or so. A sailfish always makes the trip exciting. Next, we went out to 600 feet looking for Mahi-Mahi. That did not last long when the guys said, let’s go look for more Kings. As we got back in around 100 feet, we got a strike. Barry reels the fish to the boat and it is a five-foot Trumpet fish. It was awesome. I never saw one like this. It was pretty with all sorts of colors, yellow and neon blues. It was the coolest fish We had ever caught It was amazing.

So, for Barry and Mikes trip total we caught 4 Kings, 1 Sailfish, 2 Bonitos and 1 Trumpetfish.

Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing - Trumpet 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