Great Hot Weather In Sunny South Florida

December 19, 2011

 December 9 and 10, 2011


The wreck fishing has started to pick up over  the last few days as the water temperature has cooled to below 78 F. We have been using live bonitos, otherwise known as “bullets”, as our primary baits for deep-dropping on the wrecks. It is no doubt one of the best types of live bait for wreck fishing. We have been seeing cobia, wahoo, amberjacks, black grouper, gag grouper, and a few big Warsaw grouper. We have even seen a few goliath groupers as well. The wrecks that we are fishing are found anywhere from 110 feet to 360 feet of water. There are over 300 shipwrecks offshore from Miami to Palm Beach, and as the Lady Pamela II fleet is centrally situated in Ft. Lauderdale, all of these wrecks are within fishing range for us.

 Sailfish Jumping

Traditional trolling using fresh strip of squid, bonito, and or mullet, fished behind a combination of planer boards and surface baits continues to be productive. We are landing plenty of mahi-mahi, wahoo, sailfish, and kingfish. We are also seeing a few blackfin tuna in the mix, particularly as we troll offshore of the deeper reefs.


Kite fishing


The past few days were a little slow for kite fishing because of the full moon. Even so, we still caught two sailfish out of three of our boats. A dry cold front is expected the next day or two, and that, coupled with the back side of the moon phase, should really kick off the sailfish bite. Live goggleyes suspended on 30 lb Sufix™ fluorocarbon leader is our go to bait for the sailfish action. It is always exciting to see these billfish crashing the surface after these baits! Come see for yourself!


Pauly Holding a Sailfish

Tight Lines,


Captain 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