Huge Yellowfin Tuna Off Fort Lauderdale

April 25, 2016

Today started out as just another average fishing day for Lady Pamela II sportfishing, as we set out the kites for some sailfishing. We were in 240 feet of water off Ft. Lauderdale and had a couple of frisky googleyes bouncing around on the surface, on light action 30lb outfits. Our anglers were ill-prepared for the freight train that slammed one of the baits and started screaming line off the reel. A single, cruising 130lb yellowfin tuna crashed our sailfish party and had me scrambling to chase the fish before it spooled the reel. Nearly two hours later some extremely happy (and tired!) anglers got the bruiser into the boat. You can clearly see the looks of sheer joy on the faces of not only our anglers, but the captain and mate too! I can’t believe we didn’t break the line off. All I can say is WOW!!

Yellowfin Tuna On The Kite

Tight Lines,
Capt. 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