The South Florida Spring Offshore Action has SprungPosted on: March 4, 2021
The Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team is knee-deep into March by keeping anglers on the fantastic early Spring bite! Our clients are enjoying the most exciting offshore action in all of Southeast Florida: Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Barracuda, Amberjacks, Groupers, Snapper and Sharks!
We remain open for business and the entire Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team is in full compliance with all CDC and local health guidelines to do our part to keep everyone healthy.
NOW is the time to book your spring fishing trip in lovely – and warm – South Florida! Our March and April trips are booking up as people look to escape the snow, ice and frozen windmills but also because the State of Florida is one of the few “open” states in the midst of the pandemic. Keep Lady Pamela Sportfishing in mind as you plan your Spring Break travel! Book your trip NOW.
SPORTFISHING REPORT: MAHI ON THE MARCH
The large Mahi Mahi are here to pounce on the large schools of baits that return to South Florida in the Spring. The Spring Mahi Mahi tend to be some of the biggest fish of the year so now is the time to join us to catch the Mahi of your dreams.
We’re catching these big Mahi on a mix of live baits and trolled baits such as artificials and strip baits trolled in 200 to 500 feet of water.
The Early Spring Wahoo bite continues the late winter momentum! These toothy, striped torpedoes have been so plentiful and big that our top-notch tackle can barely keep up! These fish can turn your reel into molten lava if you’re not careful. Fortunately, our Lady Pamela Sportfishing crews are well-versed with all things Wahoo and stay in control. Nobody can put you on this bite like Lady Pamela Sportfishing!
Just like February, Wahoos have been crushing slow-trolled live “bullet” Bonitos anywhere from 150 to 400 feet of water, along the clean water edges. The Wahoos have also responded well to our strip baits trolled below the surface on planers and Islanders rigged with horse ballyhoo in both the blue/white and red/black color combinations.
At Lady Pamela Sportfishing, we also offer specialty Daytime Swordfishing charters and Deep Dropping charters for various deep-water species like tilefish, snappers and groupers!
Give us a call for more details about these bucket list specialty charters!
Recent cold fronts (cold for us down here) have brought windy conditions, which are perfect for Sailfishing. The Sailfish are frisky and up on the reefs showering up schools of Ballyhoo. Our clients have been putting up big numbers of Sailfish catches and releases as our Fleet focuses almost exclusively on fishing live baits underneath our fishing kites.
We really love to show our clients the art of Kite fishing. Kite fishing is a truly amazing and engaging experience as you get to see the Sailfish AS THEY EAT the bait. Nothing gets the blood pumping like watching a double- or triple-header Sailfish bite up on the surface. We can fish up to three (3) live baits per kite, with at least two (2) kites up at any one time. We’re fishing between 60 and 250 feet of water.
When there is not enough wind to keep the kites in the air, we can also slow troll live baits such as Ballyhoo and Goggle Eyes as well as troll our specially-crafted mullet strips. When we’re trolling live Ballyhoo, the occasional White Marlin shows up in the spread, just to make life REALLY interesting.
BLACKFIN TUNAS AND BONITOS ARE BACK!
The Blackfin Tunas and Bonitos are back to blow up our live baits and trolled baits to keep drags screaming and anglers giggling. We’re also catching the occasional Yellowfin Tuna like this one!
We’ve been finding the Blackfins and Bonitos in 70 to 150 feet of water and they are eating live Goggle Eyes and Pilchards as well as trolled strips and feathers. Join us to get in on this tasty action!
KING MACKEREL AND BARRACUDAS
King Mackerel (‘Kingfish”) and Barracuda continue to sharpen their teeth up on the reef. Like Sailfish, Kingfish absolutely love to crush a live bait suspended beneath our kites. Kingfish have teeth that are more like surgical scalpels and they fight hard, which is why we call them “smokers” – they will smoke your drag on scorching runs once they’re hooked. We have to fish wire leaders to make sure we don’t miss these acrobatic bites.
The Barracuda are lurking on the reefs to ambush the unsuspecting baits as well. Check out the huge Barracuda that one of our junior anglers tamed below!
AMAZING SHARK FISHING
The shark fishing has been too incredible to describe here. We’ve been catching all of the All-Star shark species: Great Whites, Makos, Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Thresher Sharks and many more! Captain Quint would be proud!
We’ve also been on a steady Amberjack bite over the wrecks and these “reef donkeys” are huge! Amberjacks NEVER give up and are absolute sluggers! If you want to get into a tug-of-war, give us a call to get out and tangle with these juggernauts!
DRIFT FISHING REPORT: LOIS ANN CATCHING FISH EVERYWHERE
The Lois Ann has been guiding our customers to catches all along the water column: From Kingfish and Bonitos on the top to Red and Black Groupers and Vermilion Snappers on the bottom -and everything in-between including Barracuda and Amberjacks.
For only $65, come on aboard and gain access to some of the hardest-fighting and tastiest fish that swim. We’re the best fishing value in all of South Florida! Remember all ages and experience levels are always welcome. We have a captain and mate on board to help you at all times. We also have one of the cleanest vessels in the southeastern US and we have a fully-stocked galley to keep you hydrated and well-fed!
Keep in mind that the Lois Ann is limited to a certain number of anglers per trip due to CDC guidelines. This is great news for YOU as you have plenty of room to fish multiple lines! Book a trip NOW to get in on this amazing action after the sun goes down.