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Tiger shark caught off fort lauderdale

July 24, 2014

July 18, 2014


The Ft. Lauderdale weekend fishing started on Thursday this week, with a great all day trip aboard the Lady Pamela II. I ran the boat today with Dominic as a mate, and we went offshore looking for dolphin and wahoo. We caught one keeper dolphin and threw back a bunch of short ones. We came back in over the reef in the afternoon and caught some nice kingfish and bonitos. During the last hour our anglers wanted to try to catch a big shark. I decided to go shallow today and set baits out in 90 feet of water, just off the reef edge. We had the balloons down and the big bottom baits down for barely 15 minutes before we got a huge bite on an 80 International spooled with 100 lb mono. We fought this unknown monster for an hour before getting it close enough to see that it was a 9 foot, 400 pound tiger shark. I’ve caught four or five other tiger sharks in Fort Lauderdale and they’ve all been about 3 to 4 feet long and about 60 lbs. This thing was just an awesome sea monster. Great catch gang!

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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