January Fishing Fort Lauderdale

January 26, 2014

January 19‑21, 2014

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

The Lady Pamela II set out for some sharkfishing and bottom fishing in the afternoon of January 19th. Catching a shark was the first order of business and our anglers muscled up a beefy 8 1/2 foot bull shark. Moving on to bottom fishing we caught a few grey tilefish, some vermillion snappers and even snagged a small kingfish that nailed one of the baits on its way to the bottom.

Big Game Shark FIshing

Sharkfishing was the deep-sea fishing order of business on January 20th during a four hour afternoon charter on the LP II. Our customers from New York wanted to try to catch some big game sharks, so after catching some fresh bonitos we brought out the 130 pound tackle went out to 350 feet of water off of Fort Lauderdale in search of a toothy predator. Baits were set on the bottom, at mid-depth, and at the surface. After about an hour and a half of patient waiting the reel with the bait on the bottom started to click. It was a slow just like in the Jaws movie, then it took off. We had hooked into a monster shark that took nearly an hour to get to the boat. The brute finally surfaced about 50 feet behind the boat. A huge dorsal fin popped up first, telling us it was a big hammerhead shark. Great fight and great catch guys!

Nice Shark

On January 21, Mrs. Chang from New York City came out fishing with us with her 10-year-old son on a four hour private charter. They were real troopers as it was a little bouncy outside the inlet. We kitefished for sailfish using live goggleyes. Fishing was slow but we tagged and released one nice Atlantic sailfish before we had to come in. We kept a few lines in the water on the way in and were able to add to the catch with a couple of Spanish mackerel right in the inlet!

Fort Lauderdale Sailfishing

The Fishing has been quite good as well as you all know not every day is red hot but this time  of year if you want to catch a billfish its a great time.

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