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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

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

Monday, November 29th, 2010

December is almost here and I have had some great trips during the end of November 2010 on Mosquito Lagoon Florida. On a charter with cousins Frank and Joe from West Palm Beach and Pennsylvania respectively we caught 10 Redfish including the 30” beauty Frank is holding in the picture, also caught several Seatrout along the way. On another trip a few days later Donovan and his friend Doug from Daytona Beach caught 6 big Reds along with 8 more smaller ones. Here is a picture of them with a double they landed at the same time on this chilly windy cold front day.

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, that is mixed bag fishing for Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Snapper, & many more saltwater fish. On the average Backcountry trip we catch between 10 and 15 (or more) different species of saltwater fish.You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle make for lots of rod bending and drag pulling. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish.
MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS


Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters.
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I have had a very busy summer of inshore saltwater fishing trips here on the Mosquito Lagoon flats and in the Backcountry at Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach, Florida. On the grass flats the Redfishing has been very steady with the summer pattern of fishing the mullet schools early and sight casting the sand holes later in the morning. Also some nice size Seatrout coming aboard. Backcountry trips have had steady action with some keeper Seatrout, Black Drum, and Mangrove Snapper. The Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish are always there to provide exciting strikes and fish fights from these fun catch and release game fish. We even had a few exciting moments from Tarpon strikes and jumps which were a little to much for our light Trout tackle to handle for long.

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, that is mixed bag fishing for Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Snapper, & many more saltwater fish. On the average Backcountry trip we catch between 10 and 15 (or more) different species of saltwater fish.You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle make for lots of rod bending and drag pulling. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish.
MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters.
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

New Smyrna Beach Fishing Report – June 20, 2010

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

The past weeks of fishing here in the east central Florida area has been extremely great. On fire to be exact. Earlier sunrises and later sunsets mean more fishing time along with nice weather to deal with – no more cold! The warm weather arriving has also brought on tarpon, jacks, blues, lady fish and all of the other seasonal species which move into the lagoon and river here when summer time arrives. Along with these fish have of course been the outstanding year round bite of redfish, trout and black drum. Again summer time fishing here in Florida is by far the best place to be on the planet. Why go any where else. As the weather keeps getting into the summer dog days the fishing will continue to improve along with it as well. The lagoon is alive and active.


Redfish have been seen and caught throughout the entire Mosquito Lagoon system and in the Indian River using a large variety of baits. Most of the fish I have been targeting have been up on the flats and in the backcountry waters of the Mosquito Lagoon and the New Smyrna Beach area. Tailing reds can been seen at first light eating a variety of baits among the grass flats. The fish are moving across and along sand bars chasing the bait schools that become active in the morning light. Mullet have made an invasion into the grass flats along with the blue crabs, pin fish and of course the summer specials of pig fish. It seems the past couple of trips mud minnows have been the choice of the day. A well placed mud minnow in front of feeding redfish is a bait that will not be turned away. The key with using them is the presentation and care of the bait. Mud minnows are a favorite of redfish(along with flounder) due to the baits characteristic qualities of heading, well, into the mud. It basically swims into the reds mouth or very close to it. If sight fishing with them try to keep them alive in the water as you are poling around in search of reds. Either keeping them in the live well on the hook or hanging them over the side of the boat or place a small bucket in your boat and refresh the water every so often for optimal care. The next thing you do not want to do is to land on top of the fish when making your cast. As I have said before this will scare them. If several redfish are feeding and you scare one them you will scare them all. No doubt. So cast past them, anticipate their direction and speed but close enough to them to slowly bring it to them for the attack. The redfish will hammer them. The DOA shrimps in the natural colors have been working great as well as the DOA CALS in mullet patterns used on weedless rigs with lighter weights on them. Fish them in the same way as the mud minnows for your presentation and approach.

Trout have been caught in good numbers along sand bars and drop off early in the morning using jigs and top water. Search along the bars that drop off to deeper ledges and specially noting if there is a large presence of bait fish moving about in the area for better success. Larger trout will be roaming the flats in the grass beds in search of baits and will be vary wary of your presence so be very cautious when approaching them. They are the apex predator in the lagoon. Of course as always please handle them with extreme care for a positive release and a high survival rate of them. Black drum are mixed in on the flats roaming in schools and will appear with the redfish as well. The best baits of choice for them are small crabs or smaller shrimp placed on a 2/0 or 3/0 circle hook with a small weight to help it get down to the fish. Jacks, lady fish and blue fish can be caught in massive numbers all over the deeper waters(5-7 feet) using almost any kind of plug, jig or bait thrown at them. Watch for diving birds, dolphin, predator fish crashing baits and large bait pods moving about to locate them. Be sure to step up your leader to a higher strength due to the blues.


Captain Drew Cavanaugh
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Cell/352-223-7897
Visit us at: http://www.floridainshorefishingcharters.com/
Fish the world famous Mosquito Lagoon. The redfish capital of the world!
Located along Florida’s beautiful Space Coast.

Redfish & Seatrout/DaytonaBch/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Kelly also caught this 27” Seatrout which weighed almost 7 pounds. To further show up the guys on the boat, she also caught this 31” Redfish at 11.5 pounds. We are still having fun Edgewater Indian River Backcountry trips with lots of easier fishing type action, lots of Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish with Trout and Black Drum in the mix also.

I offer Mosquito Lagoon Flats Fishing trips for Redfish, Seatrout, & Black Drum .This type of sight fishing can be challenging and very rewarding when you hook up with a drag pulling Redfish, Drum, or Trout. Good for experienced anglers or the less experienced anglers looking for a new fishing challenge. I also offer Indian River Backcountry Fishing trips, that is mixed bag fishing for Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Snapper, & many more saltwater fish. On the average Backcountry trip we catch between 10 and 15 (or more) different species of saltwater fish.You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle make for lots of rod bending and drag pulling. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish.

Edgewater River Guide, Inc.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS

Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters.

CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES

Capt. Michael Savedow

386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide Report – May 18th, 2010

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The fishing the past couple of weeks has taken off fantastically. No doubt that it is here to stay for the long haul. From here on out it will continue to just get better and better as the warm summer days approach. Next thing you know it is July. Just awesome! There is nothing better than fishing in the summer in Florida. A few tarpon have been seen here and there in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River which is a great sign. If these tarpon are seen in the lagoon and river they will be along the beaches in full force in not long at all.


Redfish, trout and black drum have been on fire on the flats in the early morning on the Mosquito Lagoon and very active throughout the day as well. As long as the sun stays out and the wind and weather work with you the fishing will be very intense. The key as always is to get an early start and avoid other boats at all cost. If you see another boat flats fishing try your hardest to avoid them, they may be approaching fish in a quiet way. Again 600 to 800 feet is a good thing and not that much on the water but just enough to give your fellow angler the space they need. There is more than enough water to fish in the area, it just takes some work to find it. Use tactics such as trying new areas and you will discover new grounds to fish. You never know until you try. Stealthy approaches are important to a good days success, so take your time and pole towards fish as much as possible.


Redfish are feeding on numerous baits. Mud minnows, live small blue crabs, live mullet, shrimp and plastics seem to work perfect. Weed less rigged DOA shrimps and CALS will produce very nice catches of redfish and trout. Black drum are perfect candidates for the fly fisherman. Use a small black crab pattern or shrimp pattern for feeding drum and hook ups should follow.

Trout are finally being caught in fairly good numbers which is a really good sign after this winter. Top water plugs are always fun for these apex predators and there is nothing like seeing the explosion of this hit on the water. Search drop offs and sand bars for smaller trout and search the backcountry flats and pot holes for the bigger trout that will be secluded. As with all of the fish you catch please handle them with extreme care for the perfect picture and even better release. Also with water levels low use caution for your navigation.

Captain Drew Cavanaugh
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
Cell/352-223-7897
Visit Us At: http://www.floridainshorefishingcharters.com/
Fish the world famous Mosquito Lagoon. The redfish capital of the world!
Located along Florida’s beautiful Space Coast.

Fun Fishing/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

Friday, May 7th, 2010

We are always having fun hunting for Redfish when fishing on Mosquito Lagoon. Pictured are my friend and client Randy and his son Scott showing off the 30” Red that Scott caught fishing with me on the flats. We caught 6 Reds while sight fishing a school on a beautiful, calm, Mosquito Lagoon morning. The other picture is Jake from North Carolina and his 5 pound Black Drum caught on one of my Edgewater Backcountry mixed bag trips. Also caught were 3 other Drum along with Seatrout, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and more. Summer is coming soon with its picture perfect calm mornings, and light w

arm breeze, then our cooling afternoon sea-breeze. Fishermen and fish alike will be enjoying our wonderful, East Central Florida, Indian River, and Mosquito Lagoon salt water backcountry.

I offer Mosquito Lagoon Flats Fishing trips for Redfish, Seatrout, & Black

Drum .This type of sight fishing can be challenging and very rewarding when you hook up with a drag pulling Redfish, Drum, or Trout. Good for experienced anglers or the less experienced anglers looking for a new fishing challenge. I also offer Indian River Backcountry Fishing trips, that is mixed bag fishing for Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Snapper, & many more saltwater fish. On the average Backcountry trip we catch between 10 and 15 (or more) different species of saltwater fish.You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle make for lots of rod bending and drag pulling. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS

Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters.

CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES

Capt. Michael Savedow

Edgewater River Guide, Inc.

386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

REDFISH /Daytona/New Smyrna Beach/Orlando/Florida

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Springtime fishing here in Edgewater and MOSQUITO LAGOON, Florida has been great. On my backcountry mixed bag trips we have been catching Seatrout, Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and more. You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle make for lots of rod bending and drag pulling. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish.
REDFISH and Seatrout fishing on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon has also been lots of fun with many great Reds and Trout being caught. This type of sight fishing is more challenging and very rewarding when you hook up with a drag pulling Red. As summer arrives, Redfish and Seatrout fishing will only get better as the fun summer pattern of MOSQUITO LAGOON fishing returns. Pictured below : Capt Mike Bales and myself with a pair of twin Reds and client Chris with a great 30” Redfish.

My boat accommodates from 1 to 4 anglers. Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters.
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Orlando Redfish Report – March 19, 2010

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Well here we are almost to the end of the month and we are starting to warm things up some. There was a few days there where it was cold. Just not right for central Florida to say the least. Just not right at all. Now with air temperatures climbing back into the 60’s and hopefully reaching a prime of the upper 70’s not too far out this will continue to bring the water temperature up along with it. At least here in Florida more than the rest of the upper states it is really turning out to be just drop dead beautiful outside. A day here or there with winds and a few clouds, but that sun, that beautiful sun and the bright light it brings with it for sight fishing is just awesome. It will not be much longer until we are in the warm summer months and the great fishing that Florida brings during those times. The good things of cobia running the beaches, tarpon showing up at the inlets, back to shorts and flip flops and the feel of summer time in the air. Bring it. Next thing you know the A/C will be back on for a change of pace.


Now the fishing the past several weeks here on the Mosquito Lagoon and along the Indian River from the New Smyrna Beach shallow flats area down to the Titusville back country waters has been great on days the weather and the winds allow you to get out and do some sight fishing the flats. A couple of days there it started out cold in the morning but with the sun rising high in the sky allowed for great days to be out on the water fishing and just soaking it in. Dealing with a bad day or two here and there is just part of the package. It is like living any where else, you just come to expect it, get used to it and prepare for it.

Redfish, black drum and a few trout have been the catch of the day the past several weeks. The redfish are being caught on the flats using a few different methods. As always during this time of the year one method for targeting them is fly fishing. It is at a prime for this. Using shrimp or crab patterns as the waters on the Mosquito Lagoon are gin clear and the fish are feeding on the baits buried down in the bottom. With the clear waters sight fishing is just by far the best way to target these shallow water creatures. Other methods and baits that have produced good numbers here lately are a live shrimp thrown to a feeding fish on a 3/0 hook, the D.O.A. 1/4 oz. shrimps in several different colors, and the D.O.A. C.A.L.s with a small weighted weed less hook. The fish are caught and seen tailing the early hours and through out most of the day feeding in shallow warming waters. Grass flats and white sand holes seem to be areas where they are hanging out the most. Schools of them are cruising the waters in great numbers as well. As always a good stealthy approach to them is your best tactical game plan. Remember to handle them gently for a clean release.


Trout and black drum are also being caught along with a few flounder as well. The trout seem to be fine tuned as to the approaching boats and are as always more challenging to get on the flats sight fishing them. Apex predator for sure of the shallow waters. However they are eager to eat the same baits the redfish want, so use the same approach methods for them as well. Just take your time. Black drum are being pressured very heavily the past several weeks and seem to be evolving to the intense fishing for them. Using small hooks and bits of shrimp or smaller plastics will be your best bet. You must approach them with ease and stealth. A soft presentation will be required for all of the above. Remember to handle all of them with extreme care for the release. Also please be sure to keep in mind your fellow anglers around you at all times and try to anticipate their moves as well. Give every one wide open spaces and keep a good distances at all times if you can. This goes a long way for a better overall experience for everyone.

Captain Drew Cavanaugh
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
Light tackle fishing guide on the Mosquito Lagoon
Orlando Redfish Guide and Orlando Fly Fishing Charters

Daytona/NewSmyrnaBeach/Orlando/Florida/Redfish

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

We have been catching Redfish, Seatrout, and Sheepshead on many charters the last few weeks. Water and air temperatures have remained colder than normal for February. On the flats of Mosquito Lagoon the Redfish are in their winter schools and have gotten used to the cold water temps of upper 40’s to low 50’s F’. We are catching Reds and Seatrout on select size shrimp, live mud minnows and finger mullet. Backcountry trips are targeting Sheepshead in the deeper holes and drop-offs, our mixed bag fishing with many more species of saltwater game fish will return soon as the water will be warming with the arrival of spring in East Central Florida. Pictured are clients Fernando with his Redfish and Gene with a Seatrout.

I offer Mosquito Lagoon Flats Fishing trips for Redfish and Seatrout, for the novice or experienced angler alike. I also offer Indian River Backcountry Fishing trips, that is mixed bag fishing for Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and more. On the average Backcountry trip we catch between 10 and 15 (or more) different species of saltwater fish. This type of trip can be extremely entertaining for beginners or experienced anglers. My boat accommodates from 1 to 4 anglers. Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters.

CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES

Capt. Michael Savedow

Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781

email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com