Hunt Of A lifetime

September 11, 2013

September 7 and 8, 2013

We had a very special weekend of fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II with Dalton and his family from Minnesota. He and his family were joined by Larysa from Larysa is ambassador of the State of Florida for “Hunt of a Life Time” which is a nonprofit organization that grants hunting and fishing adventures for children age 21 and under, who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness.

Dalton’s dream was to catch a swordfish, so the first day we left the dock around 7 am and spent all day trying to catch one. Mate Robbie and I worked hard at it, getting two bites. Unfortunately, the first one threw the hook and the second one broke off. On Sunday, mate Justin and I started out fishing the reef to ensure that Dalton would get some fish in the boat. We caught four bonitos right off the bat and then started our run offshore to set up for swordfishing. We came across a huge cruise ship rope in 700 feet of water that was swarming with mahi-mahi. It was some crazy fishing as we caught 25 mahi-mahi off that one big piece of rope. We again moved offshore and made four daytime swordfish drops off Ft. Lauderdale but could not get a bite. Dalton didn’t get his swordfish, but he sure got a boatload of mahi!

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing



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