YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER

April 6, 2017

APRIL 6, 17

It has been a busy several weeks of fishing here in south Florida and I have been remiss in publishing the Lady Pamela sportfishing’s fish-of-the-week. I am excited to talk today about one of the most well-known fish around, the yellowtail snapper. Here in south Florida, the yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) is the premier species of fish to put on one’s plate. My mouth waters at the thought of a nice fillet sautéed in a little butter and garlic. Yellowtail fillets are light and flaky, and melt in your mouth.

Now, to get those fillets is not such an easy task. Yellowtail tend to be wary, skittish fish, but we know how to get them to overcome their wariness. We use a nice mix of chum to attract and hold large numbers of fish back behind the Lady Pamela II driftboats. When they get to feeding, the fishing can be nonstop, but it can quickly end if predators like sharks or barracudas show up. The minimum size limit for yellowtail in Florida is 12”, with most of the fish that we catch in the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood area running from 12”-16”. We do get our fair share of flag yellowtail as well. “Flag” yellowtails fish run from 18”-20” in length and can weigh 3 lbs. or more, and they can  put up a pretty good fight!

The Lady Pamela driftboats operate both day and night trips that are reasonably priced, so there are plenty of opportunities to reel in your dinner. Give us a call and let’s go fishing!

Tight Lines

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing

954-761-8045

www.ladypamela2@bellsouth.net

TESTIMONIALS

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