September 15 Lady Pamela 2 All Day Dolphin Trip

September 19, 2011

Lady Pamela 3- September 15, 2011

              Today we left the dock at 8am with sixteen eager fishermen, my first mate Joe, 2nd mate Will, and myself. After a quick stop at Lauderdale Marina for drinks and snacks we headed out for what would turn out to be one of the best days of fishing this captain can remember. Joe was at the helm as Will and I started putting the baits out. Within two minutes of putting the lines out, we got our first bite. I set the hook on the first fish, handed it to an eager customer and turned around to witness four other rods bending over simultaneously.  Five fish on and five fish in the box, a great start. As Joe continued to troll south, the hits kept coming with bonitos, black fin tuna, king mackerel and even a 30 pound wahoo coming over the rail of the LP3.

All Day Dolphin Fishing

 Around noon we pulled in the trolling gear, and got out the bottom fishing tackle. I positioned the boat over one of my favorite wrecks and Joe and Will dropped our lines, baited with squid and bonito. As soon as they hit the bottom we were getting bites. For the next hour the crew pulled up Snapper after Snapper with some tasty Almaco jacks mixed in. After catching the Snapper I decided to try a long shot, we headed out to another spot that was even deeper. Once again the lines hit the bottom and instantly we were on the fish. Our customers were bringing up deep water Tilefish three at a time (Tilefish are a rare catch and some of the best table fare you can get). About this time the cooler could no longer accommodate any more fish, so Joe and Will started stuffing them in the live well. We continued catching the Tilefish until it was time to go in. On the journey back to the dock we stumbled upon a pair of Dolphin working a weed line in forty feet of water, Joe and Will threw a couple of live baits to these fish and we were hooked up. A twenty pound bull and a fifteen pound cow hit the deck, and were left on the deck because the fish box was full and so was the bait well. All and all an epic day.

          Lot Of Fish

                       Two hours were needed to filet all the fish. Grand total for the day; 18 Bonitos, 8 Blackfin Tuna, a Wahoo, 8 King Mackerel, 4 Barracuda, 6 Almaco Jacks, 20 Vermillion Snapper, 46 Tilefish, and two Dolphin.

 Captain Adam

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Around noon we pulled in the trolling gear, and got out the bottom fishing tackle. I positioned the boat over one of my favorite wrecks and Joe and Will dropped our lines, baited with squid and bonito. As soon as they hit the bottom we were getting bites. For the next hour the crew pulled up Snapper after Snapper with some tasty Almaco jacks mixed in. After catching the Snapper I decided to try a long shot, we headed out to another spot that was even deeper. Once again the lines hit the bottom and instantly we were on the fish. Our customers were bringing up deep water Tilefish three at a time (Tilefish are a rare catch and some of the best table fare you can get). About this time the cooler could no longer accommodate any more fish, so Joe and Will started stuffing them in the live well. We continued catching the Tilefish until it was time to go in. On the journey back to the dock we stumbled upon a pair of Dolphin working a weed line in forty feet of water, Joe and Will threw a couple of live baits to these fish and we were hooked up. A twenty pound bull and a fifteen pound cow hit the deck, and were left on the deck because the fish box was full and so was the bait well. All and all an epic day.

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!