Fort Lauderdale Swordfish Fishing on Saturday Night

August 15, 2010

August 8th, 2010

Swordfishing Report – Saturday Night Swordfishing Trip aboard the Lady Pamela III

Every Saturday night we run the Drift Fishing – Saturday Night Swordfishing Trip for $200 per person aboard the Lady Pamela III. We like to leave the dock at 6 PM sharp to ensure we are situated by sundown. Tonight, the rain caused us to leave at 7:30, but no biggie. Thanks to the flat calm seas, we ran 38 MPH all the way to Swordfish grounds; it made for a very comfortable ride for Andy, John, Sam and Anna. Once we reached our destination of 20 miles offshore Fort Lauderdale in the Gulfstream, we set up 2 recreational buoys and 5 rods with 130 International reels. Our first drift didn’t produce any bites. The current was rippin’ at 3.8 MPH so we packed up and moved 7 miles to the south. No nibbles there either. At 1 AM we were supposed to head back to the dock but Andy and I wanted to make another drift and try one last time. It was well worth it. At 3 AM we were pulling our gear and our last buoy was tight with a large Swordfish. We told John to put on the gloves; he was hand lining this one to the boat. He laughed. It took Tim 45 minutes to get the Swordfish to the boat. Andy threw the Harpoon and we called it a night. The Swordfish weighed in at 200 lb’s, 115″ overall length, 73″ short.

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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