Lauderdale Billfish Tournament 2010

November 27, 2010

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Lady Pamela II crew fishing aboard the My Doris for the Lauderdale Billfish Tournament

Captain Paul, Darin and I fished aboard the My Doris, a 40′ Cabo Express for the Sailfish Cup in Miami as well as the Lauderdale Billfish Tournament. The Lauderdale Billfish Tournament had 47 boats competing from Miami, Broward and Palm Beach. We left Port Everglades at 6:30AM, lines in the water at 7AM. We fished right in front of the steeple with six kite baits I 350 ft of water. Within the first 15 minutes of fishing, Drew hooked Sailfish #1 and fought the fish for 30 minutes before a release was performed. We ran back into 120 ft of water and waited only 20 minutes before we caught Sailfish #2. By 10AM, we were 3 for 4 and made a move north just off of Deerfield pier. We caught a single Sailfish in 120 ft of water and as soon as we got our spread back out, a double header bite gave us a total of 6 Sailfish. We headed south to Hillsboro Inlet and put our spread out in 180 ft of water. No nibbles there, it was time to move again. We continued heading south and stopped over top of a wreck in 130 ft of water. Our spread attracted another double header bite, however both fish managed to release themselves. Not even 5 minutes after we lost 2 Sailfish, a single ate and Pauly caught Sailfish #7 for the My Doris. We eneded up winning second place Inlet.

Lauderdale Billfish Tournament; Lady Pamela II crew aboard the My Doris

Tight Lines!

Captain 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