School is Almost Out but Lady Pamela Sportfishing is Finding SchoolsPosted on: May 26, 2020
We at Lady Pamela Sportfishing are open for business and are ready to get you offshore and out of your house to enjoy a day out on the water! The entire Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team is in full compliance with all CDC and local health guidelines to do our part to keep everyone healthy. Bright sunshine, brisk salt air and skyrocketing Kingfish are just what the doctor ordered!
With Summer just around the corner, we continue to enjoy our red-hot late Spring action with catches of: Kingfish, Blackfin Tunas, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Amberjacks, Barrcuda, Sharks and a host of Snapper and Grouper species!
NOW is the time to book your outdoor saltwater fishing adventure! Let’s get to the report.
All Hail The Kings
King Mackerel (‘Kingfish”) have been terrorizing the reefs -and our baits – up on the reef. Like Sailfish and Tunas, Kingfish absolutely love to crush a live bait suspended beneath our kites. Kingfish have teeth that are more like surgical scalpels and they fight hard, which is why we call them “smokers” – they will smoke your drag on scorching runs once they’re hooked. We have to fish wire leaders to make sure we don’t miss these acrobatic bites.
When they’re not crushing our live baits under the kite or slow-trolled, Kingfish have also been responding to our strip baits trolled below the surface on planers along with as Islanders with ballyhoo in both the blue/white and red/black color combinations. We’ve been finding the Kingfish in between 70 and 180 feet of water.
Blackfins & Bonitos – Footballs & Bonies
Blackfin Tunas and Bonitos continue to wallop our goggle-eye kite baits and slow-trolled pilchards with ferocious bites! The Blackfins are still large, in the 15-25 pound range and the Bonitos are nearly as large. The Tunas and Bonitos are also active on our trolled feathers and strips.
Amazing Daytime Swordfish Trips
The Fort Lauderdale offshore waters are known to boast some of the best Swordfishing in the world. Our Lady Pamela Sportfishing Specialty Daytime Swordfish trips are catching Swordfish on nearly every time out! Give us a call to get more information on one of these “bucket list” experiences!
Large Mahi Mahi Still on the Hunt
Big Mahi Mahi are still on the prowl from 200 feet of water all the way out to 2,000 feet of water and beyond. We’ve had great success catching Mahi Mahi up to 30 and 40 pounds on both live bait in close and trolling bonito strips and rigged ballyhoo out beyond the reef. As we get closer to summer, the big Mahi will give way to more “schoolies.”
Sailfish are Still in Town
As they did in April, Sailfish continue to frolic off of Fort Lauderdale and pounce on our live baits either slow-trolled or underneath our kites. Sailfish have been steadily found in between 90 feet and 300 feet of water.
Cudas and Reef Donkeys
As you can see, our clients are catching “tackle busters” like Barracuda and Amberjacks while targeting the species above. These fish are so big and pull so hard that your chiropractor will thank you.
The Shark Fishing is Cranking
When our clients are sore from catching Kingfish or big Tunas, we’ll finish the trip by targeting big sharks such as Hammerheads and Blacktips.
The best shark baits continue to be either a live Bonito or dead Bonito or Kingfish dropped down in 300 feet of water.
Drift Fishing Report: Plenty of Room Aboard with Limit on Anglers
On the Lois Ann, our daily trips – 3 each day – are producing Kingfish, Tuna, Bonito, Triggerfish and a host of Snapper and Grouper. Our nighttime trips have been producing huge numbers of Yellowtail Snappers. Keep in mind that the Lois Ann is limited to a certain number of anglers per trip due to CDC guidelines. This is great news for YOU as you have plenty of room to fish multiple lines! Book a trip NOW to get in on this amazing action after the sun goes down.
For only $45, come on aboard and gain access to some of the hardest-fighting and tastiest fish that swim. We’re the best fishing value in all of South Florida! Remember all ages and experience levels are always welcome. We have a captain and mate on board to help you at all times. We also have one of the cleanest vessels in the southeastern US and we have a fully-stocked galley to keep you hydrated and well-fed! Again, we disinfect before and after each and every trip to ensure that we are in compliance with CDC guidelines.
That’s the report for now. Come join us to get in on the rest of this amazing action! Remember: Getting outdoors is the best way to stay healthy…and to keep your sanity.
Tight Lines and Stay Healthy,