Mahi Mahi Sportfishing

One of the most sought after fish by our customers and Captain David is the beautiful mahi mahi also known as Dolphin or Dorado. These fish not only look great and put up a heck of a fight, but they are one of the best tasting fish in the sea (known as the chicken of the sea). Being the closest proximity to the gulf stream in the entire United States, we get awesome mahi fishing year round with the peak in the summer time.  It is not uncommon for us to get our customers limits (10 per person) everyday during the summer.  Be prepared to be sent home with countless bags of filets for friends and family.


The fish range from 5 to 50 pounds with the biggest fish usually caught in the winter and spring months while kite fishing for sailfish. In the summer time, we run around 20 miles in search of weedlines, frigate birds or floating debris. The mahi usually hang under anything that holds bait and feed on it throughout the day.


During the cooler months we don’t have to run out as far as the fishing is usually very good in the 100ft to 200ft depth range. By fishing live bait on kites we get a variety of other species including wahoo, kingfish, sailfish, white marlin, cobia and much more.

When you see a lit up green and gold dolphin come up on a bait, there is nothing more exciting as they are extremely fast and the jumps are unreal. All our boats here at Lady Pamela Fleet have towers so that we can sight the dolphin and give our guests the highest chance at catching the fish.

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If you’d like to get out chase one of the coolest pelagic species out there, give us a call.

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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!