- Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

June 22, 2017

 

The Mahi Mahi fishing continues to be the highlight of our sportfishing trips starting at only $150 (Best Deal In Town). We have had numerous trips of limits for our anglers which is 10 per person.

The fish have been around 5 pounds each, however we have been spotting bigger fish outside the schools from the tower and coaching our clients where to pitch the bait. =The smaller fish are exciting on light tackle and taste slightly better than your bigger fish as well.

The frigate birds have been giving away the locations of the schools along with a hard edge in about 500 feet. Utilizing our large towers, we are able to put you on the fish fast.

The winds are supposed to die down and I expect our typical summer pattern to set in of calm seas and hot temperatures. Remember all our boats have full ice cold a/c and bathroom if you needed to escape the action for a few minutes.

Staying a bit closer to shore on our half day trips we have been finding some great rod bending action including nice kingfish, bonita and blackfin tuna. =The mahi have even been in the mix in shallow chasing baits on the surface and around weed patches.

On on drift fishing tour for $45, we are seeing some great fishing on the morning and evening trips.  Recently our lucky anglers have been getting into some hogfish! This is one of my favorite fish of the sea to eat and typically are caught by spearfishing while diving. Hogfish have a delicious white meat and if you are lucky enough with help from our captain and mate, you just might catch one of these elusive fish.

The mangrove snapper, yellowtail and muttons are snapping on the reef as well. Leave it to us to put you on the bite whether you are an experienced angler or new to fishing.

Remember, we provide everything including all the fishing gear, licenses, coolers, ice and cleaning of your catch. All you have to do is show up and bring whatever you want to eat or drink.

That’s the report for now. I still have openings for June and we are booking up July already. I have many options for solo anglers as well as groups up to 62 people including kids fishing birthday parties.

Tight Lines,

Captan David

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!