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Great DeepSea Fishing Here Now

January 28, 2018

What a week we have had here at Lady Pamela II sportfishing. I am so excited, I am fresh off the boat and wanted to let you know what’s been going on. Today we hooked up 8 sailfish between two boats and landed a couple of big wahoos that our lucky anglers will be taking home for dinner tonight. We have also had a few king mackerel and some small mahi-mahi, but nothing really big to write home about.

I have to say the shark fishing has been exceptional, with our anglers reeling in two hammerheads in the 6-8 foot range this week. The big catch though, was the massive tiger shark we hooked up earlier this week. This fish was estimated to be nearly 1,000 lbs. which is right at the top end of the size range for this species. Lady Pamela sportfishing has caught a few tiger sharks in the 500-lb. range off the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood area, but nothing like this behemoth.

The last time I saw a tiger shark this big I was a snot-nosed 13-year-old that was lucky enough to go fishing with famed Captain Lou Rabin aboard the Bewitched II out of Bimini. That fish was 15 feet long and weighed over 1,000 lbs. The fish we hooked up this week was just about as big, and just as exciting to catch. Fishing is always an adventure because every day is different. Ready to go? Give us a call!

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

www.ladypamela2.com

info@ladypamela2.com

TESTIMONIALS

Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!