Let’s Catch the After- Christmas Sails!Posted on: December 31, 2019
We’ve been unwrapping offshore “presents” every day aboard the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet since before Christmas and the bite has done nothing but get better as we jump into 2020!
Before we get into our December Fishing Report, on behalf of our entire Lady Pamela Sportfishing Family, I would like to wish you and your family a Healthy, Prosperous and Happy New Year! We hope that you can enjoy all of life’s blessings in this wonderful time of giving and gathering with family.
We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to every single one of our incredible clients who fished with us aboard the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet in 2019! You are the “reason for the season” all year long and we very much look forward to fishing with you in 2020. While you are visiting family in South Florida or simply escaping the cold weather for a few days, why not spend time with your family experiencing some of the best offshore fishing of the season?
Sportfishing Report: Holiday Sailfish!
We’ve enjoyed a few cold fronts since November, with more on the way as we come up on January – for us in South Florida, a “cold front” is when the mercury dips below 60 degrees – and they have triggered the winter bite. The Sailfish are in town and tearing up the baits. Our world-famous Sailfishing is what built our offshore winter fishery. Our clients have been putting up big numbers of Sailfish catches and releases as our Fleet focuses almost exclusively on fishing live baits underneath our fishing kites.
Kite-fishing is a truly amazing and engaging experience as you get to see the Sailfish AS THEY EAT the bait. Nothing gets the blood pumping like watching a double- or triple-header Sailfish bite up on the surface.We can fish up to three (3) live baits per kite, with at least two (2) kites up at any one time. We’re fishing between 90 and 250 feet of water. We’ve also had luck shallower than 90 feet as we watch Sailfish cartwheel in the midst of Ballyhoo schools up on the reef.
When there is not enough wind to keep the kites in the air, we can also slow troll live baits such as Ballyhoo and Goggle Eyes as well as troll our specially-crafted mullet strips.
Christmas in Wahoo-ville!
No grinches to be found when the Wahoo fishing is this amazing! The recent moon phases caused another winter Wahoo bonanza! One of the fastest fish in the sea, Wahoos can melt drags and break hearts if you’re not ready for them. Fortunately, the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team is ready, willing and able to tame these shiny, striped torpedoes.
The December Wahoos have been crushing our strip baits trolled below the surface on planer along with as Islanders with ballyhoo in both the blue/white and red/black color combinations. We’ve been finding the Wahoos in between 150 and 350 feet of water. We’ve also hooked a few Wahoo fishing live bullet Bonitos over the wrecks for Amberjacks and Black Grouper. Few things make an angler weak in the knees like watching a Wahoo empty your spool on one of their patented runs! After a long fight and bringing a Wahoo aboard, you’ll enjoy the fact that you get to invite a tasty fish home for dinner.
Late-Season Mahi Mahi
Like many of our family members who visit for the holidays, the Mahi Mahi have simply refused to leave! Of course, the Mahi are welcome guests for as long as they care to wallop our baits. The Mahi have been eating nearly every and any bait that we put in front of them, from live kite baits to strip baits and artificials. Join us to get in on this late-season bounty.
Big Tarpon Inshore
Inshore Tarpon fishing continues to be strong coming off of the Mullet Run. We’re putting our clients on Tarpon ranging from 20-120 pounds. You’ll never forget a battle with these amazing, acrobatic species. Give us a call to set up your customized Inshore Tarpon Trip.
Drift Fishing Report: Lois Ann is On the Bite
The Lois Ann has been guiding our clients to catches of Yellowtail Snappers, Mangrove Snappers, Mutton Snappers as well as Kingfish and Amberjacks – and she’s doing it while providing all of the comforts of home!
Drift Fishing aboard the Lois Ann is a great value for the entire family! Come join us for a four-hour trip!
Give the Gift of Fishing
Don’t forget about giving the Gift of Fishing to the angler in your family! Lady Pamela Sportfishing Gift Certificates make for the perfect Christmas Gift, especially for you last-minute shoppers out there! Give us a call and we’ll take care of everything. Just tell us the denomination of the Gift Certificate. Keep in mind that our Gift Certificates can be honored when booking any of the vessels in the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet!
May you and your family enjoy a Safe, Healthy and Happy 2020! We look forward to fishing with you as we begin a new decade!
Tight Lines and Happy New Year!