The Shark Migration Is Here - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

The Shark Migration Is Here

February 5, 2013

February 4, 2013

Shark FIshing Ft Lauderdale

Ft Lauderdale Fishing Reports

The Lady Pamela II sportfishing boat started the week with a flourish, keeping our anglers on both morning and afternoon charters busy on the rods and reels. This morning it was nice and calm so we decided to bottom fish for what are called blueline, or grey tilefish. These good-eating fish live in burrows around mud bottom and can grow up to 14 lbs. and nearly 3 feet long. With the calm seas we also had a mild current, just enough for the fish to bite, but not too much so we could get the baits to the bottom. We hit the mother lode this morning, with our lucky anglers bringing in twenty nice tilefish.

The afternoon trip started out as a trolling excursion, where we worked the outer reef edge in about 120 feet, catching a few kingfish and a small blackfin tuna. We continued trolling out to 350 feet of water where we stopped the boat and re-rigged for some shark fishing. We used a combination of cut baits as well as the small blackfin tuna to try to lure one of the toothy predators to the hook. Something had a preference for the fresh sashimi, as the rod rigged with the blackfin tuna bent over and the line started to pay out. Our anglers succeeded in bringing to the boat a 200 lb greater hammerhead. This was a nice fish that put up a great fight. Good job guys!

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

954 761 8045


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