Yellowfin Tuna Action in the Bahamas

May 31, 2014

May 29, 2014

 

If you are one of those intrepid and adventurous anglers then Lady Pamela II sportfishing is rigged and ready to hook you up with the yellowfin tunas in the western Bahamas. The summer months are prime time for yellowfin tuna action in the northwest providence channel between Bimini and Grand Bahama Island. We run our boats north from Bimini using radar and keen eyes looking for flocks of birds. They are the sure sign that tuna are crashing bait. When we get within distance of these schools we’ll use chunked sardines and fresh live pilchards to excite the tuna and turn on the bite. Last season we were catching yellowfins ranging from 30 lbs to over 100 lbs. When the fighting is over we get to enjoy the best sushi and grilled tuna you’ll ever eat. There are also plenty of mahi-mahi mixed in with or close to these schools of tuna. Sometimes it is hard to catch the tuna because of all the mahi around! We’ll often tie into a blue marlin as we are coming or going from Bimini to the tuna grounds.

Yellowfin Tunas  Lady pamela 2

We have all kinds of options for tuna fishing the Bahamas, and we can tailor a package specifically for your fishing needs. Give us a call. I guarantee you will not be disappointed with summer fishing Bahamas.

Lady pamela 2 Bahamas 2014

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

WWw.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

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!