Grant's Deep Sea Fishing Trip in Ft Lauderdale, Florida

April 19, 2010

April 17th, 2010

We had a great time fishing with you guys this weekend. When will you post the pictures of that huge hammerhead and the amberjack? Can’t wait to come back


Grant in the ultimate fighting chair aboard the Lady Pamela II

This is an OFFSHORE species associated with rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typically in 60 - 240 feet of water that are not often caught nearshore in East Florida.

The silky shark, so named because of its "smooth" hide.

The silky shark is a common tropical-subtropical, epipelagic species that occurs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. In the western Atlantic, it ranges from Massachusetts to Brazil

Grant caught a Hammerhead Shark to top off his fishing trip!

When vacationing in Ft Lauderdale, sportfishing is a must as we are one of the top deep sea fishing destinations in the world. Today, Cliff, Linda and their son Grant joined the Lady Pamela II from up state New York. Once we left Lauderdale Marina, we headed straight to wreck fishing and on the third wreck, we got a nice bite. After a 15 minute fight, Grant landed his first fish of the day, a Greater Amberjack that was amber in color (hence the name). After a few pictures, Captain Paul decided it was time to set up the kites and set out the big baits below. Eric and I suspended 4 live goggle eyes on the surface and 3 juicy shark baits in the water and we waited. Within 30 minutes, a Silky Shark swam into our spread behind the boat, I pitched him a spinner and he was hooked. Grant, our 11-year-old angler, got back into the chair for round two and won the fight. Captain Paul came down from the bridge and together, we expertly pulled the Silky Shark into the cockpit for a few pictures. After we released the Silky back into the blue, I noticed a big Hammerhead making its way towards our bait. As soon as he ate, Paul set the hook with the boat and the reel started smokin’. Grant kicked butt through the hour-long fight with a Shark twice his size!

Grant, you rock!

Tight Lines!

Captain 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