Sailfish Tournament Palm Beach

December 20, 2013

December 14, 2013

Palm Beach Fishing

This last weekend some of the Lady Pamela II sportfishing crew fished the “Operation Sailfish” billfish tournament out of West Palm Beach, Florida. The mission of the $500,000 tournament was to capture and release as many sailfish as possible over the course of two days of high stakes tournament fishing. A portion of the proceeds from Operation Sailfish was devoted to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial aid and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

The LP II crew ran the Irish Twin, a 52 foot Viking sportfisher for four days, consisting of two days of pre-fishing as well as the two days of the tournament. Pre-fishing is critical in these high stakes tournaments as it gives competitors important information on where the fish are biting and what they are eating. The pre-fishing paid off, as Captain David was able to put the boat on the fish. Andrew Kennedy, the master angler aboard the boat, earned the top male angler award with eight sailfish releases. In addition to seventeen total sailfish caught by the Irish Twin team, a 25 lb kingfish and some dolphin were also landed.

A big congratulation goes out to Andrew Kennedy and the Irish Twin fishing team!

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