David Ide

We recently fished the saltwater slam fishing tournament and took 1st place! We had some amazing fishing including dolphin, tuna and kingfish to take the win.

The seas have been calm, however you find the current and you find the fish. Some days the current and bluewater is so shallow that most keep going out, but if you fish it, you will find some great fishing. There are no fences out there and the fish will come in shallow when they are looking for food. We have been catching sailfish and mahi as shallow as 30 feet on some days under frigates on ballyhoo.

In the evenings, the tarpon are eating crabs and mullet off the beach. The incoming tide on the beaches has been really good, but the tides haven't really mattered if you can get a bait in front of them.

Off Dania beach, there is a huge bait migration starting with small pilchards, where there are hundreds of snook piling on them each day especially on the incoming tide.

The smaller tarpon are balling up these baits as they move to the reef each night and we are right on there tails.

Once that bite dies off, we have been getting more tarpon around the lights in Fort Lauderdale and docks.

The Lois Ann drift boat with Captain Jimmy has been doing very well with yellowtails and groupers. Each night is different, but we are the only boat that anchors and chums, so we catch the most fish.

The fishing is only going to get better as we get deeper into June.


Captain David

Fish Species: Mahi, Tarpon, Snook, Sailfish, Tuna, Bonito, Snapper, Grouper
Bait Used: Live bait, dead bait
Tackle Used: Light Tackle
Method Used: Trolling, Live baiting, Drift Fishing, Shipwreck fishing
Water Depth: 30-800ft
Water Temperature: 80
Wind Direction: ESE
Wind Speed: Less than 10
Nice tarpon caught off the beach on a crab
Nice tarpon caught off the beach on a crab

Tournament winning dolphin
Tournament winning dolphin

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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!

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