David Ide

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!

NOW is the time to book your July and August saltwater fishing adventure while we still have a few open slots!


Mahi Mahi are still showing up in good numbers from 200 feet of water all the way out to 2,000 feet of water and beyond. Our clients continue to catch Mahi Mahi from 10 to 25 pounds on both live bait in close and trolling bonito strips and rigged ballyhoo out beyond the reef. The more smaller “schoolies” are still around but they are giving way to the mid-summer trend of larger Mahi Mahi patrolling the deeper water in pairs.


On the full moon, we’re in the middle of a firecracker of a Wahoo bite! We’ve been catching huge Wahoo like the one below in 150 to 500 feet of water fishing a mix if live baits and trolled mullet strips or bonito strips either on a downrigger or planer to get the baits down in the water column.

Kingfish and Barracuda are the toothy critters that are hanging around in the same neighborhood: 75 to 200 feet of water and are pouncing on our live baits up on the kite or even trolled Wahoo baits.


Blackfin Tunas and Bonitos are still in abundance and are feasting on our goggle-eye kite baits and slow-trolled pilchards! They are also responding well to trolled bonito strips. The Blackfins are still large, in the 15-25 pound range and the Bonitos are nearly as large. As you can see below, there are still some awesome Sailfish catches when we’re targeting Blackfin Tunas.


We are still ending our trips by targeting big sharks such as Hammerheads, Blacktips and Silky Sharks. The action has been stready and strong!


On the Lois Ann, our daily trips – 3 each day – are producing Kingfish, Tuna, Bonito, Triggerfish and a host of Snapper and Grouper. Our nighttime trips have been producing huge numbers of Yellowtail Snappers. Book a trip NOW to get in on this amazing action after the sun goes down. 

For only $45, come on aboard and gain access to some of the hardest-fighting and tastiest fish that swim. We’re the best fishing value in all of South Florida! Remember all ages and experience levels are always welcome.  We have a captain and mate on board to help you at all times.  We also have one of the cleanest vessels in the southeastern US and we have a fully-stocked galley to keep you hydrated and well-fed!

Call us NOW to ask about our July 4th Nighttime Cruise to watch the legendary Fort Lauderdale fireworks display.

Come join us to get in on the rest of this amazing Spring action! Do you have a large group that wants to go fishing? No problem. We are the only boat in the area that can take more than 6 people on one single boat, so please give us a call as soon as you know your dates.

Please enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day on July 4th! We live in the greatest, most generous country in the world and we should all be thankful for all that our founding fathers did for us back in 1776!

Tight Lines,
Captain David

Fish Species: Mahi, Kingfish, Tunas, Amberjacks, Sharks & More
Bait Used: Live pilchards, Bonita Strips, Sardines
Tackle Used: Light to Heavy
Method Used: Trolling, Kite Fishing, Drifting
Water Depth: 60 to 1000
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction: SE
Wind Speed: 5 to 15 mph

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David Ide

About The Author: Captain David Ide

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!

(954) 761-8045
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