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Fort Lauderdale Swordfish Fishing

February 4, 2014

IMG_5979Back in 2008, I met a group of American fishermen on the Portuguese island of Madeira. We were all there big game fishing for blue marlin. Six years later, who shows up here in Fort Lauderdale to come out swordfishing but my old friends Chip and Amelio from Fort Worth Texas! Chip brought his girlfriend Sarah and we went out for a full day swordfish trip. Our first drop on the water with old friends was 25 miles offshore in 1900 feet of water. We hooked a nice big swordfish on the bottom and he gave us a hell of a fight all the way to the leader. Just 100 feet away from the boat the fish fell off. What a bummer!

We went right back out for another drop, and about an hour into it we got a nice bite but didn’t hook the fish. On our fourth drop, Chip got a bite and 30 minutes later we had a 175 lb Broadbill sword in the boat. While the swordfish fight was going on we had some Mahi-mahi show up around the boat. We already had some spinners ready so everyone else on the boat was able to get in on the action. We ended up two out of three on the Mahi. Nothing like lots of action in the cockpit! What a day!

group sword

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