David Ide

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!

We hope that all of you enjoyed a blessed holiday season and celebrated the New Year with family and friends. We’ve ushered in the New Year with some of our favorite friends too: Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Barracuda, Groupers, Snapper and Sharks. We even invited many of them home for dinner – every night.


The Winter Wahoo bite has been one for the record books! We can’t remember when the Wahoo bite has been this good – and consistent. These striped torpedoes have been so plentiful and big that we’re having to service our drags nearly every day! These fish can turn your reel into molten lava if you’re not careful. Fortunately, our Lady Pamela Sportfishing crews are well-versed with all things Wahoo and stay in control.

As they did throughout December, Wahoos have been crushing slow-trolled live “bullet” Bonitos anywhere from 150 to 400 feet of water, along the clean water edges. The Wahoos have also responded well to our strip baits trolled below the surface on planers and Islanders rigged with horse ballyhoo in both the blue/white and red/black color combinations.


The Sailfish have been in a frenzy since the holidays began and they’re still celebrating the New Year by “drinking up” just about every bait that we put in front of them.

Recent cold fronts have brought windy conditions, which are perfect for Sailfishing. The Sailfish are frisky and up on the reefs showering up schools of Ballyhoo. Our clients have been putting up big numbers of Sailfish catches and releases as our Fleet focuses almost exclusively on fishing live baits underneath our fishing kites.

We really love to show our clients the art of Kite fishing. Kite fishing is a truly amazing and engaging experience as you get to see the Sailfish AS THEY EAT the bait. Nothing gets the blood pumping like watching a double- or triple-header Sailfish bite up on the surface.We can fish up to three (3) live baits per kite, with at least two (2) kites up at any one time. We’re fishing between 60 and 250 feet of water.

When there is not enough wind to keep the kites in the air, we can also slow troll live baits such as Ballyhoo and Goggle Eyes as well as troll our specially-crafted mullet strips. When we’re trolling live Ballyhoo, the occasional White Marlin shows up in the spread, just to make life REALLY interesting.


Just like the late-season Wahoos, the Mahi Mahi have simply refused to leave town! The Mahi have been eating nearly every and any bait that we put in front of them, from live kite baits to strip baits and artificials. Book your trip now to go home with some of the tastiest fish that swim.


Plenty of toothy critters have shown up to pounce on live baits, trolled strips, artificials and dead baits. These critters include Kingfish, Barracuda and several species of Sharks, including a few Great Whites that are passing through as many tourists do.


Inshore Tarpon fishing continues to be strong with the cooler water temperatures. We’re putting our clients on Tarpon ranging from 20-120 pounds. You’ll never forget a battle with these amazing, acrobatic species. Give us a call to set up your customized Inshore Tarpon Trip.


The Lois Ann has been guiding our customers to catches all along the water column: From Kingfish and Bonitos on the top to Red and Black Groupers and Vermilion Snappers on the bottom -and everything in-between including Barracuda and Amberjacks.

Don’t forget about giving the Gift of Fishing to the angler in your family! Lady Pamela Sportfishing Gift Certificates make for the perfect Christmas Gift, especially for you last-minute shoppers out there! Give us a call and we’ll take care of everything. Just tell us the denomination of the Gift Certificate. Keep in mind that our Gift Certificates can be honored when booking any of the vessels in the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet!

Tight Lines!
Captain David

Fish Species: Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, Kingfish
Bait Used: Live Pilchards, Trolling Bonita Strips
Tackle Used: Medium
Method Used: Kite, Trolling
Water Depth: 80 to 300
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction: E, NE
Wind Speed: 5 to 25

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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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