Ft Lauderdale MAhi Mahi Trolling

July 11, 2013

July 7, 2013

It was international day aboard the Lady Pamela II as Justin and I took Santiago from Mexico City out fishing with some friends from Colombia. The fishing for bonitos and blackfin tunas was red hot with all our guests landing multiple fish. Justin was kept busy in the cockpit as most of the fish were caught on multiple hookups. All the action got Santiago primed to catch a big game shark so we baited up in 350 feet of water for about an hour to see what was shaking. We got one tap by a shark but the fish swam off.

Lady Pamela 2

There was no more luck with the sharks so we headed towards the barn at the end of the six hour trip. I was running the LP II by a big tanker anchored in 150 feet of water when we saw a big school of mahi-mahi. Justin pitched a few live baits and we hooked up a 34 lb’er and two 15 lb’ers. These fish put on a great aerial display, jumping and flipping all over the place. Nothing like a few extra fish on the way in to make a great trip!

34 Lb Mahi Mahi

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