Fishing Reports by Captain David Ide

About The Author: Captain

Company: Lady Pamela Sportfishing

Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bio: My name is Captain David and I run the largest fishing fleet of professional sportfishing captains in the state. I always say we have the best crew in the industry because of our hard work ethic and passion for fishing including conservation of our oceans. Join me or one of our crew as we chase trophy Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, Sharks, Wahoo and much more!

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report (5/12/2022)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] This is the time of year to deepsea fish in south Florida its the best fishing because everything that swims in the Atlantic Ocean can be caught this time of year.
Spring Fishing (4/15/2022)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The next three months will be the best fishing of the year lots of species around and you never know what your going to catch.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Even though families are starting to hit the books, we at Lady Pamela Sportfishing continue to hit the schools…of Mahi Mahi and other offshore species! We remain open for business and the entire Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team is in full compliance with all CDC and local health guidelines to do our part to keep everyone healthy.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet is putting our clients on all sorts of offshore species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tunas, Amberjacks, Barrcuda, Sharks and a bunch of Snapper and Grouper species!
Fort Lauderdale Sportfishing for Mahi, Wahoo and More! (7/26/2020)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The bite has been red hot with calm seas and great customers. We have been catching wahoo, Mahi, tuna and kingfish just about daily.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Get out doors bring your friends and family fishing there is no better time then now.
Epic Tuna Fishing - We Owned the Bite! (4/09/2020)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The bite as epic as we fished the Bahamas for Yellowfin tuna. The only problem as the sharks were thick and it was hard to get the tuna up.
Best WAHOO Fishing in Years! (1/28/2020)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We are consistently getting these beautiful wahoo from 90 to 300 feet of water trolling strips and live bait.
[Pompano Beach,FL] The Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team started 2020 the same way we ended 2019: Providing our clients with the most exciting offshore action in all of Southeast Florida!
Let's Catch the After-Christmas Sails! (1/08/2020)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We’ve been unwrapping offshore “presents” every day aboard the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet since before Christmas and the bite has done nothing but get better as we jump into 2020!
Could Be Some of the Best Wahoo Fishing! (12/20/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The wahoo fishing has been incredible. We are even getting them aboard the Lois Ann.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Swordfishing is florida # 1 fishery these days there is nothing in the world like hooking on of these gladiators of the sea and seeing them jump.
Took The Day off To Do Maintenance (8/14/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Boat and gear maintenance is extremely important to us. We don't schedule charters on specific days for each boat to go through our checklist of motor maintenance, safety gear, etc.
The Fireworks Are Aboard Our Sportfishing Fleet! (7/02/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The hot Summer bite continues to explode in time for Independence Day! The Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet continues to declare its independence from the oppression of slow fishing with big catches of the following species: Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tunas, Amberjacks, Barrcuda, Sharks and a battalion horde of Snapper and Grouper species!
The Kingfish Were Snapping on Drift Boat (5/25/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The drift fishing has been great. This is some of the best fishing we see of the year before the summer comes. Kingfish on the vertical jig have been producing.
It Doesn't Get Much Better! (5/14/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The blackfin tuna fishing is going off. We are getting them during the day, early morning and evenings. It doesn't matter, they are pushing through the best we have seen in years!
The Drift Fishing is on Fire! (5/12/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Snapper, kingfish, blackfin tuna, they are all possible on the drift right now. I expect it to continue until the temperature get too hot.
Late Spring Fishing Still Strong (5/09/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] With Summer just around the corner, the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet continues its hot streak! The Spring action continues to be off the charts and multiple species remain on the bite: Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tunas, Amberjacks, Barrcuda, Sharks and a host of Snapper and Grouper species!
Epic Spring Fishing Action (5/05/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] What an unbelievable month we’ve had aboard the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet! The Spring action is off the charts and we are in the thick of every species you could want: Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tunas, Amberjacks, Barrcuda, Sharks and a host of Snapper and Grouper species!
The Christmas (12/19/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Now is the time to get out and catch sailfish. We are getting cold fronts back to back each week and the sailfish can't resist a live bait on the kite.
Ballyhoo Showers In Shallow Bringing in the Fish! (11/20/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Turkey might be basting but the big is burning up!
Wahoo on the Full Moon Are Snapping! (9/26/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The wahoo fishing has been incredible. In one day we had our limit on them which is very rare around here.
Rescue At Sea While Shark Fishing! (7/03/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The shark fishing has been the highlight of June. We have had multiple trip with more than 1 fish caught.
Rescue At Sea While Fishing (6/25/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We were fishing off Fort Lauderdale when we saw this boat up in smoke!
The Hammerheads Are Thick! (6/24/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The shark fishing is red hot in Fort Lauderdale right now. Recently we had a pack of hammerheads all around the boat caught on video.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Yields Variety of Fish (6/19/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The variety of fish we have been catching has been sailfish, mahi, black grouper, tuna, kingfish and more!
Spring Is The Best Time Of Year For Fishing In Fort Lauderdale (3/07/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The spring offers the biggest mixed bag to fishing in Fort Lauderdale including sailfish and tuna.
Sore Arms Again For Our Anglers (2/12/2018)
[Hollywood,FL] The sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood is getting better by the day. We are still waiting for a huge influx of sailfish, but we are getting our fair share.
Kite Fishing For Sailfish Is Heating Up! (1/30/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We are getting multiple shots daily at sailfish on all our trips. Now is your time to get on these wonderful fish in our area.
Fishing? No We Are Catching! (12/24/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale winter season is in full effect with mahi, sailfish, tuna and even white marlin!
Big Tarpon Caught & Tiger Shark! (10/13/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The tarpon fishing is going off inshore and shark fishing is great offshore.
Awesome Kingfish Fishing Going On Now (10/02/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The kingfish bite has been wide open. Mostly in the 5 to 10 pound range, but we are getting some fish over 20 pounds as well. The highlight was a 50lb amberjack.
Post Hurricane Irma Fishing in Fort Lauderdale (9/21/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The fishing off Fort Lauderdale has been awesome. The hurricanes have kicked the fish and bait around including the fall mullet run.
Best Year For Mahi Mahi In A While (8/26/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The dolphin also known as mahi-mahi and dorado have been thick this year. Everything we have been finding has been holding fish including weedlines, debris and all birds. I expect as the temperatures drop the fish will get bigger too.
Swordfish Fishing Has Been Red Hot! (8/20/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Each swordfish trip has yielded nice fish this week. We are getting multiple strikes on live baits and some one squid.
Tiger Shark Caught Off Fort Lauderdale Beach (8/07/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Beautiful tiger shark tagged and released for research aboard our Fort Lauderdale Fishing Sportfishing Trip. Great catch guys and way to help conserve this species with us.
The Kids Catch All The Grouper! (7/16/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Our Junior Anglers hook up to some nice gag grouper on the drift boat.
The Kids From Big Brothers / Big Sisters Go Fishing (6/05/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Offshore we have been getting good kingfish and tuna. Inshore the tarpon and snook are filling it on the beaches and inlets.
13 Sailfish and 1 Blue Marlin (4/08/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We finished the day with 13 releases which is usually enough to win a tournament! Our clients did a great job reeling in the fish. They were eating live baits on the kite. The great thing about this boat is the tower is extremely high allowing me to see them before they eat so I can have my mate or client drop back the bait to them for a good hookup ratio.
Mako Shark Eats Kite Bite While Sailfishing (3/20/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Check out this mako shark we caught while kite fishing off Fort Lauderdale using mono leader and a small circle hook.
Thresher Sharks and BlueFin Tuna (3/12/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The highlight of the week has been Thresher Sharks and Bluefin Tuna. If you have never seen one of these sharks in person, it is truly one one of the oceans coolest and a must catch bucket-list fish. With their enormous eyes as well as even bigger tail, these fish are pure hunters and they are very good at it unlike many sharks that are scavengers.
One Drop, One Fish! (3/03/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] This had to be one of the shortest swordfish trips ever.
Sailfish, tunas, wahoos, sharks, amberjacks (3/02/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The fishing will continue to get better for the next two months everyday is a good day to go fishing.
Christmas Week fishing Charters (12/22/2016)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The next few weeks the fishing can be very good catching sailfish , tunas, wahoos, sharks. The sword fishing has been good as well both daytime and night.
Tarpon Fishing (12/20/2016)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] This next few months the tarpon fishing will be great with dead and live bait.
shark fishing (12/05/2016)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Past Few days there has been good a few sharks biting from 150-350 feet of water on dead kingfish and bonitos.
Flat Seas and Good Fishing (6/29/2016)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We have been getting into some big fish on all the trips. It is that time of year where the variety is here.
The Mahi Fishing Is Heating Up! (6/13/2016)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Mahi are in the area and we are catching big fish each day. Tarpon are inshore very well on the evening trips too.
Summer Time fishing (6/10/2016)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] the summer fishing has been very good lots of kingfish around and blacken tunas and the mahi mahi are starting on showing up.
Fishing Fort Lauderdale (5/31/2016)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] fishing this next month will be a some for mahi mahi fishing lots of mahi mahi around this time of year.
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