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Spring Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

April 11, 2012

April 6, 2012

The spring fishing season has started to heat up, and our anchor snapper trips on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are becoming popular. These trips run from 7pm-11pm, and with daylight savings time we are catching both the dusk bite and the nighttime bite.

Last night, Adam and Joe had 10 people on our snapper trip, and they caught 40 assorted snapper, including yellowtails, vermillions, grays, and a couple of muttons.

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April 7, 2012

Today the Lady Pamela IV and the Lady Pamela I each had two half day charters, and both crews were kept busy. Our anglers on both boats caught a few mahi-mahi and some kingfish in the morning trip. On the afternoon trip the Lady Pamela IV caught a few kingfish and a huge hammerhead shark out in 350 feet of water. There is nothing like the sound of line singing off of a 130 lb reel, with the rod bent nearly double to get our angler’s adrenaline going!

The next few months offer prime opportunities for shark fishing, particularly for hammerheads. We see plenty of the bigger hammerheads migrating through south Florida during April, May and June. These monsters cannot resist big kingfish or bonito strips fished on the bottom. Fort Lauderdale is the place to be if you every want to do battle with one of these titans. Come on down and give us a call.

TIGHT LINES,

CAPT DAVID IDE

964 761 8045

WWW.LADYPAMELA2.COM

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!