What a great day for sailfishin

August 21, 2013

August 18, 2013

The seas have been relatively calm this weekend, but today we had another couple of kids get seasick on the Pamela. We had Scott and his family from NY on board, and at 9:00 am we left the dock and started trolling. We had just caught one kingfish when the girls started to get seasick so we ran in and dropped them off at the pier and ran back out. There was an awesome edge in 70 feet of water that was a sharp blue/green. It looked very good for sailfishing so we sat there for a brief 15 minutes before a sailfish popped up on the right short line. The fish didn’t eat, but swam to the left short and we hooked him up. Of course wouldn’t you know it, while fighting this sailfish a sailboat race came right through our fishing zone! We’re fighting this sailfish and there are sailboats off our bow and stern almost running our fish over! To add to the drama, while all this mayhem is going on, another sailfish swam up to the boat, so I pitched another bait to it. He took the pitch and all of a sudden we had a double header. We got both fish to the boat, despite the sailboats. What a great day for sailfishing!

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

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TESTIMONIALS

Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!