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Red Hot Fishing Fort Lauderdale Florida

November 5, 2011

November 2 and 3, 2011

The last few days we had a nice cold front move through, and when that happens, you can expect first rate fishing in Ft. Lauderdale. We have been live bait kite fishing pretty much every trip for the past several weeks. On November 2nd we had a morning trip with Reggie and his friends from Washington, D.C. They caught a few 20 lb. mahi-mahi, and then missed a sailfish first thing in the morning. Later, Reggie hooked up a sailfish that we almost lost. The fish jumped straight at the boat, landed on the covering board, then fell back into the water. My mate Pauli said the fish was teetering like a seesaw! I got a good laugh when I heard that Reggie jumped out of the fighting chair because he thought that the fish was going to hit him!

Nice Dolphin Fishing Fort Lauderdale

On November 3rd we had two half-day fishing charters; one from 8 a.m.-12 noon, with the other running from 1p.m.-5p.m. On the morning trip we caught some nice mahi-mahi and 10 Spanish mackerel. The mahi-mahi we’ve been catching the last few days have all been over 12 lbs, with a few fish of 20-25 lbs thrown in. We also missed a sailfish in the morning.

Anglers Bob, and wife Terry caught a nice sailfish in the afternoon and missed a few other knockdowns off the kites. They also caught three 20 lb mahi-mahi and six Spanish mackerel. They sure boated a nice group of fish in four hours. You’ve gotta love the fishing this time of year!

If you ever wanted to catch a sailfish or a swordfish, this is the time of year, and those are not the only abundant species. We also see plenty of kingfish, snappers, mahi-mahi, wahoo, tunas, and sharks this time of year. Come on down to Ft. Lauderdale and let the Lady Pamela crew show you the fishing trip of a lifetime.

Lady Pamela 2

Tight Lines,

Captain David Ide

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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!