Fort Lauderdale Sportfising

October 18, 2013

October 9, 2013

Today Joe and I had a great sportfishing charter with Juan and his family. We started the morning out with some trolling on the reef edge off Ft. Lauderdale, and the kingfish were snapping. We caught 7 kings and a bonito before Juan got tired of this action and declared that he was ready to go catch the big ones.

Lady Pamela 2

Lady Pamela 2

Joe rigged up some shark baits as I moved the Lady Pamela II out into 400 feet of water. We did not even get our last bait out before BOOM! the topwater bait got slammed. The fish was a monster 11 foot great hammerhead shark that hit the rod rigged with 80 lb test. This was a big fish on pretty light tackle, but after almost two hours, the battle was over and the awesome fish was behind the boat. This was a stunning catch that was photographed and released. Wow!

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing



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