The Weather is Great and So is the Offshore Fishing!Posted on: November 3, 2020
The Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet is in a festive mood as the holiday season approaches. Our clients are catching Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tunas, Bonitos, Sailfish, Amberjacks, Sharks, Barracuda, Snappers, Tarpon and more! Right now, Sailfish have taken center stage with our private charter and shared charter trips!
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 November/December/January fishing trip so that we can take advantage of the schools of Sailfish that are making their way south to explode the world-famous Fort Lauderdale offshore fishery!
SAILFISH ARE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
We’ve starting to finally see a few cold fronts this month – for us, a “cold front” is when the mercury dips below 60 degrees – and this has pushed the schools of Sailfish down our way. The Sailfish are in town and on the feed. 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.
Kite-fishing is a truly amazing and engaging experience as you get to see the Sailfish AS THEY EAT the bait. 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 80 and 200 feet of water. We’ve also had luck shallower than 80 feet as we watch Sailfish “free jumping” in the midst of Ballyhoo schools up on the reef.
SWORDFISHING IS STILL RED HOT
We have been catching Swordfish from 100 to 350 pounds! Even though “Daytiming” for Swordfish has exploded in popularity, this type of fishing requires a skilled crew and specially-tailored tackle. Fortunately for our clients, Lady Pamela Sportfishing posseses plenty of BOTH. All of our vessels are equipped with the latest electric reels and terminal tackle to help you bring home one of these amazing creatures.
When you come Swordfishing with us at Lady Pamela Sportfishing, we’ll set up in 1,800 to 2,000 feet of water, approximately 20 miles offshore. We’ll drop down several rigged baits, typically squid or king mackerel, on specially-rigged terminal tackle attached to electric reels. The strike can be very subtle and you’ll need our skilled crew to know when to start reeling up. Then, you’re on!
The recent moon phases caused another late fall/early winter Wahoo bonanza! One of the fastest fish in the sea, Wahoos can melt drags and break hearts if you’re not ready for them. Fortunately, the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team is ready, willing and able to tame these shiny, striped bait burglars. The early November Wahoos have been crushing our strip baits trolled below the surface on planer along with as Islanders with ballyhoo in both the blue/white and red/black color combinations. We’ve been finding the Wahoos in between 150 and 450 feet of water. We’ve also hooked a few Wahoo slow trolling live bullet Bonitos over the wrecks for Barracudas and Black Grouper. Few things make an angler weak in the knees like watching a Wahoo empty your spool on one of their patented runs! After a long fight and bringing a Wahoo aboard, you’ll enjoy the fact that you get to invite a tasty fish home for dinner.
As we’re trolling our specially-crafted strips, we’re also catching sizable Kingfish and Bonitos.
CUBERA SNAPPERS AND GROUPERS PLUS BULLY BARRACUDAS
We’ve also been targeting huge Cubera Snappers and large Black Grouper on the reefs in around 60 feet of water trolling plugs and double-hooked ballyhoo rigs.
These Snappers and Groupers have been huge so you had better invite your entire neighborhood over for dinner when you bring back this aggressive and tasty critter.
Speaking of aggressive, our clients have been catching some huge Barracudas like the one below:
We’ve been catching these sea monsters on trolled strip baits and live “bullet” bonitos. These fish are tackle busters so be sure to eat a big breakfast before tangling with these dudes.
HUGE AMERJACKS WAITING TO TUG
Our clients continue to tangle with huge Amberjacks on the wrecks using jigs and live baits sent down into their secret “lairs.” When you catch one of these brutes, you have earned your keep!
EXCITING INSHORE TARPON TRIPS STILL AVAILABLE!
The Mullet Run is over but the Tarpon are still active…and hungry. Give us a call to get an amazing workout and witness one of the most acrobatic saltwater species in the world!
DRIFT FISHING REPORT: KINGS, SNAPPERS, SNAPPERS AND MORE SNAPPERS
On the Lois Ann, our daily trips – 3 each day – are producing Kingfish, Tuna, Bonito, Barracuda, Amberjack and a host of Snapper and Grouper. Our nighttime trips have been producing huge numbers of Yellowtail Snappers. 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.
For only $45, 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!
Come join us to enjoy this fantastic Fall and early winter offshore and inshore action!