October 2015 Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

October 2015 Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast

October 9, 2015

Offshore

The Fort Lauderdale weather’s been beautiful this week with the first little cold front of the year having made its way through and Lady Pamela II sportfishing is ready for the fall fishing. We anticipate seeing the sailfishing really pick up with this cooler weather. The mullet run through southeast Florida has just started and this bait migration really kicks the fishing into high gear. There are small schools of mullet and pilchards on the reef off Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale and those will get bigger over the course of the month. The king mackerel will be all over the bait balls, as will the bonitos and blackfin tunas.

Driftfishing

The nighttime snapper fishing has been pretty consistent with mixed catches of yellowtail, mutton snappers and a few grouper. With schools back in session, and Friday night football to occupy many people, it is not too crowded aboard the Lady Pamela III for nighttime snapper fishing. The Friday and Saturday night trips are really a lot of fun, even more so with the cooler weather. During the daytime we are seeing red groupers, gray triggers, mutton snappers, porgys, grunts and even a kingfish or two!. Time to go fishing; give Lady Pamela II a call!

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

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!