October 2015 Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast

October 9, 2015


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.


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




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