Ft Lauderdale fishing

November 19, 2012

November 14, 15, 16, 2012

Fishing Fort Lauderdale

The last three days the weather has been mild, with temperatures in the low 60’s, and moderate winds out of the northeast. The bit of chop and swell resulting from the northeast wind has produced some great fishing. We have caught a few sailfish trolling on fresh mullet strips, prepared from some of the mullet we’ve netted as they move down the beach. The mahi-mahi have been abundant out in 600-800 feet of water. On the 15th we found the remnants of a cuban raft floating offshore that had a nice school of dolphin swimming underneath. The next day we found a 55 gallon drum floating offshore and it too was loaded with mahi-mahi, up to 10 lbs. We are always on the lookout for floating debris as it invariably attracts tripletail, mahi-mahi and wahoo. No wahoo were landed from around the raft or drum, but we landed three nice fish while trolling live bonito around from 150 to 300 feet of water.


The Friday night driftfishing off Fort Lauderdale turned into another snapper fest, as our anglers landed 50 snappers, including yellowtail, lanes and mangroves. They also hooked up 60 blue runners, a barracuda, and a small shark. That’s over 100 fish in one four hour trip! Fort Lauderdale fishing sure is exceptional this time of year and the Lady Pamela Sportfishing fleet is making the most of these great fishing opportunities.


Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

954 761 8045


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