Ft Lauderdale December 6, 2012 report

December 9, 2012

December 6, 2012

Unseasonably warm weather and calm seas made for pleasant fishing aboard the Lady Pamela III driftfishing boat today. Our anglers were busy catching plenty of kingfish, yellowtail snappers, grunts and some big gray triggerfish. We even landed a few hog snappers! Hogfish are found throughout the Caribbean in hard bottom areas and coral reefs and are widely targeted by spearfishermen. They are not true snappers but are actually members of the wrasse family, and are a tasty fish nonetheless. The juvenile hogfish start out as female and then after a certain age mature to become male.

Nice Mahi Mahi

The Lady Pamela IV sportfishing boat spent the morning trolling the outer reef edge out to 200 feet of water. The crew landed some nice blackfin tunas, perfect for sashimi and fresh tuna steaks. They also spent a little time toward the end of the charter deep-dropping live baits over a wreck and caught three nice amberjacks.

Tight lines,

Capt David Ide

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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