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Great Fishing Come to Fort Lauderdale

December 10, 2012

December 8, 2012

Ft Lauderdale Fishing Charters

It was a busy Saturday for the Lady Pamela II sportfishing fleet. I was aboard the Lady Pamela II for a morning charter and we trolled the deep reefs out to about 250 feet of water where there was a nice current rip. It was meandering inshore then offshore. And from experience we know it tend to attract predators. Sure enough, we found some nice wahoo and large kingfish that couldn’t resist out live baits as we trolled the current edge.

The Lady Pamela II was back out in the afternoon for some bottom fishing. Once again using live baits, we dropped on one of our hot spots in 150 feet of water. The fish were there, and after getting the baits stripped a number of times we finally hooked and landed a nice gag grouper. Our anglers decided they really wanted to bend the rods so we moved out to 350 feet of water and presented live baits at the surface, mid-water and on the bottom looking for a big shark. Our anglers got their wish as a huge fish slammed the bottom bait. Twenty minutes later a big hammerhead shark was pulled alongside the boat for pictures and a safe release. Great catch!

The Lady Pamela III driftboat was just as busy on Saturday morning with Captain Adam putting the anglers on a nice mix of kingfish, mutton snapper and triggerfish.

Lady Pamela 2

There were nine anglers on the Lady Pamela II Saturday night anchor trip, and once the anchor was set, they got to work landing fifty keeper snappers. There was a variety of other species also in the mix, including some small groupers, grunts, sand perch, and triggerfish.

Wahooooooo Lady pamela 2

The Saturday night anchor trip is only $45 per person and our anglers easily made their money back in fresh fish fillets. Plus, they get to walk off the boat and they’re done. No washing the boat, maintaining the gear, fueling up, etc. Enjoy all the fishing fun one could want, without the hassles!

GAG Grouper Lady Pamela 2

Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

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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!