September 4, 2014

August 29, 2014


Trolling along the reef picked up this week with a little bit of chop on the water thanks to Hurricane Cristobal. The challenge this week was keeping sargassum off the lines long enough to catch fish. Weed was spread all over the water surface rather than in nice lines. Still, there were plenty of bonitos and a few little tunny mixed in anywhere from 120 to 250 feet. We also hooked up one sail while on the troll. Our angler had just hooked a bonito on the left short rigger when the left long rigger took off. Another angler got to that rod quickly but the fish threw the hook after a couple of nice tail-walks.

All Day Dolphin Trip

Captain Darin was busy kite fishing the past several days and had some nice sailfish hookups as well. He got one sailfish each on three successive charters. One group of anglers also got a spectacular show as a 23 lb wahoo skyrocketed a bait off one of the kites and took off on a blistering run. If this fish had been any bigger he may have spooled the reel!

Night Time Snapper

Bottomfishing was slow early in the week as our anglers were having a tough time keeping baits on the bottom in the choppy seas. However, there were some nice yellowtails and vermilion snappers for those that could keep the baits down. Weather for the next week is forecast to be excellent so there should be plenty of grunts, snappers, and triggerfish to be had.


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