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Fort Lauderdale Swordfishing & Sailfishing - the bite is on!

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report

Lady Pamela Sportfishing Charters



November 1st, 2010

Hooking up with broadbill Swordfish up to 600 lb’s is common just 15 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. All you need is an electric Penn 130 reel, 80 lb power pro with 10 lb’s of lead and 1,700 ft of water and you are likely to get a bite. Today was one of the best daytime Sword fishing bites I have ever had fishing in Fort Lauderdale. Robby and I left the dock at 6:30 AM and ran for an hour and a half before we reached our destination. Seas were a steady 2-4 ft and conditions were perfect. At 8:45 AM, we put the boat into the current and made our first drop. Our bait made it to the bottom in 10 minutes and within the first hour, we were hooked. The fish fell off within minutes, and although the bite didn’t last long, we knew the fish were out there. We quickly relocated a few miles south and made our second drop of the day around 10 AM. 11AM, fish on. After a 45 minute fight, we boated our first Swordfish weighing in around 150 lb’s. As I cleaned the fish, Robby relocated the boat more to the south. After we set up at our new location, I pitch baited a 40lb Mahi – Mahi, lost it, but caught his brother, a 25 lb Bull Dolphin. After our Dolphin catch, we hooked up with our second Swordfish, a hefty 200 lb’er. One last move to the south hooked us up with our 3rd fish of the day, a 325 lb’er that fought for over an hour and a half. Around 4 PM, we called it a day and headed back to the dock.

The Lady Pamela III is Fort Lauderdale’s ONLY Sport fishing Boat that can accommodate more than 6 people for Sword fishing and Sport fishing Charters.

November 5th, 2010

Today I ran the Lady Pamela III with 13 guys vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a Bachelor party (these trips are always fun). I explained live bait kite fishing to the guys and they decided to purchase a dozen goggle eyes before heading offshore. Sailfish are migrating from the north to the south, so as soon as we reached open water, I hung a left and headed north to the steeple. There was no edge or blue water; I positioned the boat in 180 ft of dirty green water. We watched and waited for an hour before hooking a double header Sailfish bite. The guys fought both fish for a while before we were able to bring them in the boat for pictures. After a few group shots, we expertly released both Sailfish back into the blue for a future fight in Fort Lauderdale.

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



Captain David Ide
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