Mate Matts Moster Sailfish and YellowTail Snappers

July 24, 2014

July 20-21, 2014


On July 20 the Lady Pamela II had a six-hour charter and we trolled the reef edge off Ft. Lauderdale catching a bunch of bonitos and kingfish. We also landed a few small blackfin tuna; perfect sashimi! Our surprise highlight catch of the day was a nice sailfish that crushed a seawitch feather tipped with a bonito strip on the troll.


The Lady Pamela II went out on a four hour charter on July 21st. We again trolled the reef edge, catching more kings and bonitos. Toward the end of the trip we moved just off the reef edge in120 feet of water to try for some sharks. We had no shark bites but we drifted into a bunch big flag yellowtail snapper. It was very unusual, because these fish were off the reef and I did not see any bottom structure on the depth sounder that would attract them. They may have been hanging near a wreck or some small piece of debris just outside of the sweep of the depth sounder. Needless to say, I marked the spot on the chartplotter for later investigation!




Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing



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