Sharks And Tunas Fort Lauderdale

May 31, 2013

May 30, 2013

The past few days have seen strong east winds and high seas, but today the Lady Pamela IV had some tough anglers aboard that wanted to catch fish. Captain Darin and JJ opted to kitefish into the seas because trolling along the reef edge in the trough would have been a miserable rollercoaster ride. The decision turned out to be a good one as they caught some big blackfin tunas in the 15 lb range and a 10 lb mahi-mahi.

They also had a big slab of bonito rigged with 2 hooks hanging off the kite, hoping for a shark. They got their wish when a big dorsal fin popped up behind the bait. It only took one circle of the bait before the monster hammerhead ripped the bait from the kite. This fish put up a great fight, made even more exciting in the high seas. Our intrepid anglers prevailed and got the fish to the boat for some quick pictures and a release. What a trip!


Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

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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