Summer Mahi Mahi Fishing

August 31, 2015

August 22, 2015


The past few weeks Lady Pamela sportfishing has seen some phenomenal fishing. This has been the best August for mahi-mahi fishing that I can remember over the last 15 years. The fish have been gaffer size, ranging from 10-40 lbs. My captains have been working the boats anywhere from 800 to 1200 feet of water and from 5 to 10 miles offshore. The best bite is early in the morning and I prefer to book all day trips to get offshore and have plenty of time to search for the fish. There have also been a few wahoo and blackfin tunas caught off the reef edge, out to 200 feet of water.

Dolphin Fish

Yesterday we had a charter that was interested in catching sharks, and fortunately we were able to oblige. Our anglers got to wrestle with a 5 foot hammerhead shark, and a huge 10 foot dusky shark. Duskies can grow up to 12 feet long and weigh over 700 lbs, though we typically see only fish in the 6-7 foot range off Ft. Lauderdale. This 10-foot bruiser was a really nice catch.

Monster Duskey Shark

Mahi Mahi

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