Archive for December, 2010

Winter Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon/Florida

Monday, December 27th, 2010

December 2010 has brought early winter conditions to East Central Florida with several below freezing nights and very cold water temperatures before the first day of winter. I am pictured with a frosty morning Redfish taken on a scouting trip right after the cold spell began. After the Reds and Trout got used to the cold water temps down in the high 40’s and low 50’s on the cold mornings, our early winter pattern of schooled up fish in the sand sloughs and pockets began to be the go to fishing style. On the beautiful sunny post cold front days we are also finding larger sized Redfish schooled up on the shallow flats looking for some warmer water in the sunshine. Lately I have had several charter trips with catches of 50 to 100 plus fish, mixed Redfish, Trout, and a few Flounder mainly from the sand sloughs. Most of the Reds have been “fun to catch on light tackle”, smaller fish around 15” to 20”, but many of the Trout have been quality fish up to 17” to 20”, with lots of smaller sized mixed in also. These numbers of fish are exceptional for fun catch and release fishing, but the Seatrout season will reopen after New Years Day so we can start to keep some for dinner again. The trip catch numbers of fish will begin to be lower at some point through the winter as the big totals as of late are the exception not the rule. But fun fishing will continue here on Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River. The other picture is client Steve from Connecticut with a beautiful 14 spot Redfish.

Come fish with me on beautiful Mosquito Lagoon for flats fishing, we will target Redfish and Seatrout. This type of sight fishing can be challenging and very rewarding when you hook up with a drag pulling Redfish,or Trout. Good for experienced anglers or the less experienced anglers looking for a new fishing challenge. Or you could try one of my Indian River Backcountry Fishing trips, on WINTER mixed bag fishing trips we catch mainly Seatrout, Redfish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, & Black Drum, the style of fishing on the mixed trips is mainly drift fishing and bottom fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle which make for lots of rod bending. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish. Lots more different species of fish return to our area in the springtime.
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Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
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BIG Wahoo fish caught aboard the Lady Pamela with Captain Justin & Rusty

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

“Heres the fight of Sandi’s Life  – See what your having for dinner tonight….”

Sending you pics from our recent fishing trip with you on the Lady Pamela.  We had a great time and a hard won fight which I never could of done without the help of a well trained crew. Thank you for a great day of fishing and one of the biggest I ever caught.

Sandi and Bob B.

Sailfish Fishing in Palm Beach aboard the Lady Pamela fleet

December 13th & 14th, 2010

Sailfish Fishing in Palm Beach

I have spent the past two days sailfish fishing with a few of my repeat customers in Palm Beach on our 31′ Yellowfin Center Console. Goggle eyes, threadfins and pilchards were readily available for us both Monday and today. Yesterday (Monday), we ran to Lake Worth pier and set 6 baits and 2 flat lines. Within the first 30 minutes, Drew caught Sailfish #1 in 130 ft of water. We moved to 150 ft of water and waited for an hour before we saw a “flopper” (jumping Sailfish) in 300 ft of water. We quickly picked up and ran to where I thought they might be and before we could blink, Drew, Matt, Brian and Brandon were all hooked up. Four Sailfish on at once is exciting. After we caught all four Sailfish, we set back up and lost one before calling it a day.

Monday = 5 Sailfish

Tuesday morning was brutally cold; 37 degrees with a wind chill of 25 and steam coming off the water surface. Our fishing spot yesterday produced so we went back to the pier and set up in 130 ft of water. We missed a sailfish right away and within 45 minutes we hooked a triple header. Drew’s sailfish pulled the hook and fell off immediately. Matt and I fought ’til the end and caught both fish. We ran in to shallower water and set up in 110 ft.  Matt pitched a spinner rod and hooked a sailfish right away. Matt caught his fish and the rest of our spread went out. Twenty minutes later, Matt jumped off another sailfish and we called it a day catching 4 sailfish out of 8 bites.

Tuesday = 4 Sailfish

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Tight Lines!
Captain David Ide & Crew

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa
2301 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33316
Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
954-761-8045

December Daytime Swordfishing in Fort Lauderdale – BIG FISH & GREAT PICTURES!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Today was a great day for the Lady Pamela fishing fleet. One of our smaller boats, a 27′ Ocean Master center console, went daytime swordfishing to see if the cold front would make them snap. The cold front was expected to move through around 3 PM, so Mike left the dock at 8 AM sharp. Around 9 PM, Mike was sitting in fertile grounds and made his first drop in 1,800 ft of water with Dolphin belly. Our first drop didn’t attract any Swordfish so we made a move to the south. Our second drop of the day provided a 2 ½ hour battle with a big Broadbill Swordfish. The current was kicking at 2 knots with a S SW wind. When the fish came to the surface, Brett threw the harpoon as Mike gaffed the Swordfish. When we got the tail rope on the fish, he went nuts. I had to call over another boat to help us get this monster fish in the boat. It took 5 of us to get the 450 lb’er in our 27 footer. Nice fish with a 103″ fork length.

Lady Pamela Sportfishing Charters is starting off the new year right (and early!) with a new location and a new addition, the Lady Pamela IV!

We have relocated to:

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa
2301 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale,  Florida 33316

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide & Crew
www.ladypamela2.com
954-761-8045

Today was a great day for the Lady Pamela fishing fleet. One of our smaller boats, a 27′ Ocean Master center console, went daytime swordfishing to see if the cold front would make them snap. The cold front was expected to move through around 3 PM, so Mike left the dock at 8 AM sharp. Around 9 PM, Mike was sitting in fertile grounds and made his first drop in 1,800 ft of water with Dolphin belly. Our first drop didn’t attract any Swordfish so we made a move to the south. Our second drop of the day provided a 2 ½ hour battle with a big Broadbill Swordfish. The current was kicking at 2 knots with a S SW wind. When the fish came to the surface, Brett threw the harpoon as Mike gaffed the Swordfish. When we got the tail rope on the fish, he went nuts. I had to call over another boat to help us get this monster fish in the boat. It took 5 of us to get the 450 lb’er in our 27 footer. Nice fish with a 103″ fork length.

Lady Pamela Sportfishing Charters is starting off the new year right (and early!) with a new location and a new addition, the Lady Pamela IV!
We have relocated to:
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa
2301 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33316
Tight Lines!
Captain David Ide & Crew
954-761-8045

Today was a great day for the Lady Pamela fishing fleet. One of our smaller boats, a 27′ Ocean Master center console, went daytime swordfishing to see if the cold front would make them snap. The cold front was expected to move through around 3 PM, so Mike left the dock at 8 AM sharp. Around 9 PM, Mike was sitting in fertile grounds and made his first drop in 1,800 ft of water with Dolphin belly. Our first drop didn’t attract any Swordfish so we made a move to the south. Our second drop of the day provided a 2 ½ hour battle with a big Broadbill Swordfish. The current was kicking at 2 knots with a S SW wind. When the fish came to the surface, Brett threw the harpoon as Mike gaffed the Swordfish. When we got the tail rope on the fish, he went nuts. I had to call over another boat to help us get this monster fish in the boat. It took 5 of us to get the 450 lb’er in our 27 footer. Nice fish with a 103″ fork length.

Lady Pamela Sportfishing Charters is starting off the new year right (and early!) with a new location and a new addition, the Lady Pamela IV!

We have relocated to:

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa

2301 SE 17th Street

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

33316

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide & Crew

www.ladypamela2.com

954-761-8045