SummerTime Fishing

July 12, 2016

The trolling off Fort Lauderdale in the past two days has been decent, with blackfin tunas, bonitos, and mahi-mahi’s all taking seawitch feather or ballyhoo off planers. Lady Pamela 2 sportfishing boats have been trolling anywhere from 100 to 350 feet of water, sometimes wandering out to about 800 feet.


The nighttime driftfishing has really started producing some mangrove snappers as they are starting to spawn this month. I expect July and August to be very good for mangrove snapper fishing both day and night. Today, in addition to mangroves, we caught a bunch of her over 40 vermilion snappers, along with a mixed bag of triggerfish, big porgies, and grunts.


Swordfishing has been hit or miss this week. We had a nighttime swordfish trip last Saturday night and we caught one fish that went about 100 pounds. On a daytime swordfish trip one day earlier this week we had three sword bites and had one hookup in 1200 feet of water, but the fish threw the hook when it was still 800 feet underneath the boat.



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