Kite Fishing Fort Lauderdale

November 12, 2013

November 10, 2013

The Lady Pamela III had a driftfishing trip from 8 am to 12 noon catching a nice mix of both surface predators and bottomfish. Anglers fishing near the surface pulled in some blackfin tunas, a few nice kingfish, and a couple of mahi-mahi. The bottom was yielding lots of grunts and snappers. The driftfishing has been red-hot all week, just like the offshore fishing.

In the afternoon, I took a friend of mine in from New Jersey for some fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II. We headed out with a dozen live goggleyes and went kite fishing right out in front of Port Everglades in 110 feet of water. The baits weren’t out 10 minutes before a couple of mahi-mahi slammed into the spread. It was nonstop from there, and within 2 hours we had burned through all of our live baits. We did pretty well though, releasing one sailfish, and boating four nice gaffer mahi out of eight hookups.

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