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What’s biting offshore in Fort Lauderdale?

Monday, July 18th, 2011

We stared the trip out by catching a few live baits like speedos and hard tails so if we decided to go wreck fishing we had the right bait to produce fish. As we trolled north from 90 – 200 feet of water we caught several Bonita up to15 lbs. and a few kingfish up to 12 lbs. Brad and Chad wanted to try some different kinds of fishing so we went wreck fishing. Our first two spots we hit, one in 245 feet and the other in 168 feet, had no action. Therefore, we ran a little further north to a wreck in 300 ft of water and the other in 200 ft of water where we got some nice bites. Chad’s son was the first one up using a live Speedo, Brad’s son landed a 60lb. Warsaw grouper. After seeing that Chad’s 14-year-old son caught that, Brad said it is my turn so we made another drop. This time I could tell it was a different kind of fish so Brad had a little battle in front of him the whole time. Brad was fighting it and he was yelling and screaming, but he caught himself a nice Amberjack weighing in around 60 lbs. We were already late getting back to the dock if we were to pick up and leave our good fishing, but I really wanted to catch Chad a fish, so I told Paul, let’s try one last time. It was worth it. As soon as the bait hit the bottom, Chad was in the fighting chair battling with a big fish from the deep. Another big grouper! What a day, and a lucky group of guys!

Tight Lines!
Capt. David Ide
Lady Pamela 2
954-761-8045

Sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale June 2011

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Check out Steven & his grandson’s Great Grey Hammerhead Shark they caught on June 19th, 2011 while Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela fleet!
What’s biting offshore in Fort Lauderdale?

June 19th

On Sunday, Steven and his grandson came fishing aboard the Lady Pamela IV with John, Jose, Rick and Rob from 1-5PM. Steven was from Texas and had been deep sea fishing a few times before, but no luck with catching any big fish. We wanted to put Steven on the fish so we started the trip trolling two planers and four top baits. There was a lot of seaweed around and it is hard to troll when the conditions are like this. We started to catch some Bonita and had a few kingfish bites. I got tired of cleaning all the seaweed off the lines so we got the kites ready with some big shark bait rigs to switch things up. Steven and Jose helped reeling the trolling stuff in and we stopped in 150 feet of water right in front of Port Everglades and popped two kites up with live cigar minnows and threadfin herring that we caught in Miami a few days before. The wind was blowing south east at 15 MPH as we got the spread out. All of a sudden a little storm rolled in from the west and I had to position the boat around and head into the wind. We sat like this for 30 minutes before I reeled in the kites because the wind was up and down. We kept the big shark baits out, I told Dave, the mate, to get the snapper rigs ready, and we were going to catch our people some eating fish because the fishing was a little slow. While Dave was inside I saw our bobber go down and I gunned the boat ahead to set the hook. Dave came running out to see what was going on and I was telling everybody to reel in the other bait so they would not be tangled in the rod that we had the fish on. Steven jumped into the fighting chair, got all strapped in, and went to battle. I have been fishing for many years out here I have never seen so much line pull off the reel in one shot. We hooked the fish in 110 feet right off Fort Lauderdale beach and the fish ran to 650 feet of water. For one hour we never saw the fish, when we did in was a true sea monster. It was a 12 ½ foot Great Gray Hammerhead Shark. Steven was very tired and so was the shark. The shark was dead when we pulled it through the transom door into the boat. It took all six guys to do so and I threw my back out in the process. The fish weighed close to 750 lbs. It was awesome.

Tight Lines!

Capt. David Ide

www.ladypamela2.com

954-761-8045

Lady Pamela II Ultimate Fighting Chair
Lady Pamela Fishing Fleet

Our fleet of fine sportfishing vessels has expenaded. We currently have the following boats running out of beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, catering to all of your fishing needs:

Lady Pamela I- air conditioned, fully equipped 41′ Hatteras. Limit 6 people.

Lady Pamela II- a sistership to Lady Pamela with South Florida’s ONLY Articulating Fighting Chair Suspended over water!

Lady Pamela III- This is an exciting option for our drift fishermen. A Coast Guard documented 43′ Stapelton that roams the reefs. Limit 22 people.

Lady Pamela IV- This is our Flagship…a stunning 46′ Hatteras, fully equipped with top of the line gear, fully air conditioned, and extremenly comfortable.

Lady Pamela V- a true speedster, built to get out to the furthest fishing grounds…FAST! This gorgeous 36′ Invicible with over over 900 HP flies!

Lady Pamela I

Lady Pamela III

Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Newsletter

Monday, June 27th, 2011

June 17What's biting?60 lb Mahi - Mahi

Today we had to run to Miami in the afternoon around 3pm because we had a fishing tournament on Friday morning so our three boats the Lady Pamela 1, 3 and 4 along with two other fort Lauderdale charter boats headed down that afternoon on the way down we all stop an caught lie bait like cigar minnows and threadfin herrings with some small blue runners mixed in there. Once catching all this live bait we headed to Stiltsville which are houses in the middle of Biscayne Bay five miles from the mainland and tied the boat up and cooked a nice dinner.

June 18

This morning we all woke up around six and got the boats running and ran 6 miles to dinner key marina where there were 30 charter boats all pulling in at the same time to pick up our clients. It was a little busy trying to find our people because everybody was schedule to a pacific boat once getting all this started out we were off to the races. We ran out of fisherman’s channel and started fishing as soon as we got to a 100 feet of water. We were fishing six lines with fresh Bonita strips and sea witches. The Bonita’s were solid we must have caught 25 Bonita that day trolling an a few short king mackerels that we had to throw back. Then around 1 PM we had a nice bite on the long right rigger bait the line was scream in off the reel the girl Sam jump into the fighting chair and reeled in a 40 lb. wahoo a reel nice fish. The wind was out of the south east at 5 mph an fishing was a little slow for the fish we want to catch so we decided to go into the shallows witch are 15 to 30 feet an get up into the tower of the boat that is 30 feet above the water an look for cobias because they counted in the tournament. It’s a little late for them to be in there this time of year but it was worth a shot it wasn’t a hour and we saw a 50 lb. cobia but we lost him in the grass flat and when we were trying to find the cobia we saw a sailfish in the sand so we threw every type of live bait we could sardine, threadfin, ballyhoo, pilchard, goggleye, the fish would not eat we started to pick up an run to make the weight in and my friend Wally saw another sailfish 100 yards off my bow we caught get there before him he hooked the fish an caught him it is cool to see the sailfish in that shallow water like that.

Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sportfishing Charters

www.ladypamela2.com

954 761 8045

Fishing Fleet

Our fleet of fine sportfishing vessels has expenaded. We currently have the following boats running out of beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, catering to all of your fishing needs:

Lady Pamela I- air conditioned, fully equipped 41′ Hatteras. Limit 6 people.

Lady Pamela II- a sistership to Lady Pamela !

Lady Pamela III- This is an exciting option for our drift fishermen. A Coast Guard documented 43′ Stapelton that roams the reefs. Limit 22 people.

Lady Pamela IV- This is our Flagship…a stunning 46′ Hatteras, fully equipped with top of the line gear, fully air conditioned, and extremenly comfortable.

Lady Pamela V- a true speedster, built to get out to the furthest fishing grounds…FAST! This gorgeous 36′ Invicible with over over 900 HP flies!

Huge Hammer Head
Lady Pamela 2 Hammerhead
Shark
30lb Wahoo off Fort Lauderdale

Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the fishing excursions we offer. We can be reached at 954-761-8045

Captain David Ide & Crew

Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters

www.ladypamela2.com

954-761-8045
888-761-8045 toll free

Fishing in Fort Lauderdale; Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish & MORE!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report

Lady Pamela II Sport Fishing Charters

www.ladypamela2.com

954-761-8045

March 11th, 2011

Today was a full day of fishing for the Lady Pamela II Fishing Fleet. Aboard the Lady Pamela IV with Captain Paul and me, we had two trips. Our morning trip was a group of doctors from Minnesota. Conditions for Sailfish Fishing were perfect. Once we hit open water, we sat right out in front of Port Everglades and began live bait kite fishing. Within the first hour of fishing, Mike hooked up with a non-cooperative Sailfish that released itself just 25 ft from the boat. It was a bummer losing the Sailfish so close, but the group did get to see the Sailfish in action, jumping all over the ocean. The north wind and south current told us it was time to stop at the shipwrecks and see “who was home”, so to speak. Bait was extremely difficult to catch, although we boated a single bait fish. The baitfish wasn’t in the boat for long. We dropped it down and ended the day with a 25 lb Barracuda while fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Things were starting to look up for the afternoon trip. Mark and Megan from Dallas joined Donnie from Tennessee with Captain Paul and me. We ran south to Dania pier, set the Shark fishing, and Sail fishing spread out in 110 ft of water. The Lady Pamela I was also looking for the bite live bait kite fishing. Thirty minutes into kite fishing, I got a call from a fishing friend with great news. We packed up and headed offshore to 700 ft of deep blue water and a rippin north current. I called the Lady Pamela I and they weren’t too far behind us. Within just 20 minutes into live bait kite fishing in deeper water, Donnie hooked a nice size Sailfish and fought him all the way to the boat. Tag and release was expertly performed and we went on our way after a few high fives. The Lady Pamela I went 2 for 2 on the Sailfish bite and spotted 3 more fish free jumping. The Mahi – Mahi showed their faces with the Sailfish as well. Fishing in Fort Lauderdale was a great this afternoon.

March 12th, 2011

Travis, Mike, John and a few others came fishing aboard the Lady Pamela IV early this morning. The past few days of fishing have been great, with a very nice edge in 750 ft of water. I explained what was happening offshore and the gang decided to buy a dozen goggle eyes for live bait kite fishing. Within 30 minutes of fishing offshore, we caught a 10 lb Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) on the kite bait. New bait went out and another Mahi-Mahi ate. Two hours before the trip was over, we hooked a double header Mahi-Mahi. After 15 minutes, Travis’ Dolphin was in the fish box while Mike’s Mahi-Mahi was still fighting. Fourty-five minutes later, Mike’s 35 lb Dolphin was gaffed and inside of the cockpit. It wasn’t long before the feisty Dolphin jumped OUT of the cockpit and back into the blue. On the way back inshore I was riding in the tower and spotted a Leather Back Turtle with a school of Cobia. JACKPOT! I quickly spun the boat around and we pitched live goggle eyes into the crowd. A double header was on the line in no time. We called it a day with 6 chunky Cobia.

Fishing in Fort Lauderdale is fantastic right now – don’t get left onshore, call today 954-761-8045

Mark & Megan’s Sailfish
March 11th, 2011
Mahi – Mahi fish
March 12th, 2011

Mahi – Mahi fish
March 12th, 2011
Mahi – Mahi & Cobia
March 12th, 2011
Mahi – Mahi & Cobia
March 12th, 2011
Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide

www.ladypamela2.com

954-761-8045

Fort Lauderdale Swordfishing

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters

www.ladypamela2.com

954-761-8045

February 4th, 2011

Scott, Bobby, Daren and I went nighttime Swordfishing aboard the Lady Pamela IV on Friday night. Scott and Bobby are in South Florida from Panama on a business trip for a Viking Yacht Preview Show. Scott said in Panama, the squids eat your bait before a Swordfish could even have a chance; Scott decided he’d try his luck in Fort Lauderdale. We left the dock at 6:30 PM and made it to our destination around 8 PM. For bait, we used live bluerunners and dead squid. It wasn’t long before our 100 ft tip rod (which was under the light) bait was getting whacked. The live bluerunner was getting hit hard, but the fish never hooked itself. I reeled it up and the bait was gone. I added fresh bait and dropped it back down. Five minutes didn’t pass before we were hooked up with a nice size Swordfish. Bobby began the fight on the 130 penn, before the hooks pulled. We made a move to the south, set up for round two and Darin came tight on our second bait. Bobby reeled in a 73″ Pumpkin Swordfish, weighing in at 180 lb’s. (Pumpkin meaning the meat is orange…and tasty!)

Saturday Night Swordfishing Trip aboard the Lady Pamela III ONLY $175 per person!

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide & Crew

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