Ft Lauderdale Fishing

September 13, 2012

September 12, 2012

Today Bill and his family went fishing on the Lady Pamela IV with JJ and me. Every year Bill and his family show up in Ft. Lauderdale for some deep-sea fishing andfun in the sun. This time of year (September) we are mainly trolling the reefs and fishing a little further offshore for sharks. We are pretty consistently catching kingfish, bonitos and blackfin tunas. We even see a few mahi-mahi and wahoo.

Well, we had a better day than most as we started out catching a few kingfish using the planer boards and sea witches with fresh bonito strips. Bill was having a great time, and our fifth fish turned out to be a cobia. This is a great eating fish as well as a good fighter. They generally run around 30lbs, but the state record is over 130 lbs., caught in Destin. I’ll bet that fish put up a monster fight! After putting our cobia in the fish box we caught a few more blackfin tunas to round out the day. It was one of those days where nothing could go wrong.

You all need to follow Bill’s lead and join the Lady Pamela crew for some Ft. Lauderdale fun in the sun. We are the closest boats to the reefs, and only a short two mile run to the Gulf Stream where we catch all of these fish.

September 11, 2012

The fishing action remains busy over the reefs, so we have been focusing our efforts on trolling. The blackfin tunas are still here, and we even caught another sailfish today. This fish was around 6 feet long and it was tagged and released. Though we are fishing over the reefs, we have been catching a few mahi-mahi as we make offshore turns to re-position our trolling lines.

Lady Pamela 2 Sailfish

September 9, 2012

Today, Cliff and his girlfriend fished with us on a morning charter. We had some pretty good fishing with lots of blackfin tunas and kingfish around. It’s too bad we weren’t fishing a kingfish tournament today because our anglers would have caught the winning fish! We ended up catching a 55 lb kingfish that would have beat the recent Southern Kingfish Association’s tournament winning fish by more than 10lbs.!! Way to go Cliff!


Tight Lines,

Capt 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