Mahi Mahi Action

July 8, 2017

Lady Pamela II sportfishing has seen some excellent mahi-mahi action the past week or so, with big schools of fish from as close to a mile offshore of the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood area all the way out to 20 miles. My captains are on the lookout for birds, weedlines, or debris as prime indicators of possible fish. One of our anglers aboard our driftboat Lois Ann was even lucky enough to land a mahi. Our wily angler was free-lining a surface bait while also fishing another line on the bottom for snapper.

500-1000 feet of water this week

when you find these bird a lot of the time it means mahi

There have been a few blackfin tuna caught on the troll in about 120 feet of water, and the shark fishing has really picked up. Over the last week the Lady Pamela II sportfishing boats caught a hammerhead, a sandbar shark, and a bull shark. The highlight of the week though was a small tiger shark! In honor of the Discovery Channel’s July shark week series look for some of my upcoming reports to focus on the popular game sharks found in our south Florida waters.

Mahi Mahi Fishing

we caught these fish in 700 feet of water on little tuna birds

William Hayes a Miami Dolphins Player

Tight Lines

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

info@ladypamela2.com

TESTIMONIALS

Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!