Fishing Reports by Captain David Ide

About The Author:

Company: Lady Pamela II

Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bio: My name is Captain David Ide. I'm a third generation fisherman, who grew up fishing south Florida’s famous waters. I run the Lady Pamela II and we take pride in catching our customers fish and letting them experience a thrill of a lifetime.

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Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing - 4 Mahi Mahi in 120 ft of water (10/07/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] In the mist of bait fishing, a 20lb Bull Dolphin hooked itself to the spinner with 20lb test, talk about a nice fight. Mike pitched bait on another spinner and hooked a 15 lb’er. Shortly after, a 12 lb Mahi ate the left planner so we had 3 fish on at one time.
Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing - September Sailfish Bite (9/24/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Around 10 AM, a Sailfish was on the left long and Paul was in the fighting chair. This fish put on a great show for Paul, jumping all over the place within feet of the boat. We expertly tagged and released the 84” Atlantic Sailfish caught offshore Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing - Mutton Snapper and Wahoo Fish (9/21/2010)
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Fort Lauderdale Sportfishing in September 2010 (9/15/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report – Sport fishing in September 2010 Deep Sea fishing has been phenomenal in South Florida this summer. We’ve had some of the calmest summer days and some great catches to go along.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing - Bahamas Labor Day Fishing Report (9/07/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing Charters – Bahamas Fishing Report We couldn’t have asked for better weather this Labor Day weekend fishing in the Bahamas. Earl just missed us and as soon as the weekend hit, seas were back to flat and the sun was shining bright; perfect weather for a crossing over to Bimini, Bahamas.
Fort Lauderdale Wreck Fishing Report (9/02/2010)
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Fort Lauderdale Sportfishing Report (8/30/2010)
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Great Drift Fishing & Sport Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (7/19/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters Fort Lauderdale, Florida 954-761-8045 Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing & Sport Fishing Report
Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing & Sport Fishing Report (6/30/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Lady Pamela Fishing Fleet welcomes the newest addition, Fort Lauderdale’s ONLY Sportfishing Drift Boat, the Lady Pamela III. Not like your average drift fishing boat in Fort Lauderdale, the Lady Pamela III is a Sportfish boat, carrying a maximum of 24 passengers.
Great Grouper Fishing in Fort Lauderdale! (6/28/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Summertime is the best time of year for action on the reefs in Fort Lauderdale. The King Mackerel, Bonito and Blackfin Tuna are biting nicely and as far as wreck fishing goes, hello Grouper, Snapper & Cobia!
Tarpon, Sailfish, Mahi & More Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (6/14/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing in Fort Lauderdale during the month of June is nothing short of epic. There is plenty of activity inshore and offshore. Whether we are making a deep drop for Daytime Swordfish in 1,800 ft of water or trolling offshore for Mahi, the Lady Pamela II fleet will find the action.
Big Blackfin Tuna, Loads of Mahi & Great Tarpon Fishing in Ft Lauderdale (5/27/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Lauderdale during the month of May offers an endless variety of fish, from 30 lb Mahi – Mahi on the troll to 10 ft Game Sharks in 350 ft of water. May is notorious for its east wind, which pushes the blue water edge in tight close to shore and the fish follow.
Ft Lauderdale Fishing Update = Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Sharks (5/14/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Sailfish are still biting in Ft Lauderdale. The Blackfin Tuna are providing fresh fish dinners and the Game Shark bite is still solid if bait is presented properly.
Spring Sailfish Fishing in Ft Lauderdale (5/05/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Ft Lauderdale has officially welcomed its spring fishing season. The Sailfish are active on the reef, the King Mackerel are weighing in anywhere from 15-30 lb's and the Mahi are scattered in schools offshore.
April Sailfish Bite / Fleet Week; Fishing in Ft Lauderdale, FL (5/02/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We hooked up with an April Sailfish and it began jumping right in front of our eyes. That was probably one of the last Sailfish we will see until the season kicks off again in the fall. We expertly released the Sailfish back into the blue and ended the day with two Blackfin Tuna for dinner.
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale April 2010 (4/26/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing in Fort Lauderdale during the month of April is always action packed. The Barracuda are stealth inshore, the shipwrecks are full of fish and the Game Shark bite is solid if bait is presented properly. How could you go wrong?
Fishing for table fare in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (4/24/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We headed out Port Everglades looking for table fare; King Mackerel, Dolphin fish, Wahoo and/or Cobia. Other than some Kingfish and a few Bonito, the eating fish were MIA, but everyone was able to reel in a fish.
Fort Lauderdale Swordfish Fishing Update - 4 caught! (4/22/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Swordfish fishing action off Fort Lauderdale is starting to pick up just in time for those calm evenings offshore. A typical night of Swordfishing in Ft Lauderdale produces an average of three to four bites, maybe even more.
Quadruple Header Bite & 30lb Mahi - Mahi in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (4/19/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale Fishing, Quadruple Header = 2 Sailfish, Hammerhead Shark, Silky Shark ALL AT ONCE! Welcome home, Mahi - Mahi!
The BITE is on in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady Pamela II (4/13/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale Fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II is red hot right now. The Sailfish are still poking through our spreads, the Game Sharks are putting up one hell of a fight and the Blackfin Tuna are bustin bait on the troll.
Game Sharks, BIG Barracuda, Sailfish, Cobia - Fort Lauderdale Fishing March 2010 (4/08/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Spring has definitely arrived to Fort Lauderdale and the action followed. Fishing in Fort Lauderdale during the springtime is great; big game species ditch the north and head south for a few months, just like snowbirds. Just about every type of fish that settles in Fort Lauderdale is bustin’ bait offshore.
Mako Shark, Cobia, Warsaw Grouper - Fort Lauderdale Fishing (3/28/2010)
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Wreck Fishing & Game Shark Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (3/16/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] I realize Game Sharks have been the main subject in many of my daily reports, but the large migratory sharks such as Hammerhead’s, Thresher’s and Bull Sharks have really been pouring through the Fort Lauderdale area offshore. Fresh, bloody King Mackerel and petite, whole Bonito fish really tend to turn these marine monsters on.
Game Shark Fishing in Fort Lauderdale (3/09/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Game Sharks have arrived to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Put your game face on and come fish the Lady Pamela II for Hammerhead Sharks, Mako Sharks, Bull Sharks and Thresher Sharks.
Warsaw Grouper / Fort Lauderdale Fishing (3/01/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We started with trolling gear in the water, catching King Mackerel and Bonito fish. Then we relocated with live bait looking for a Shark bite and ended up fighting a Warsaw Grouper.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report - February 2010 (2/25/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] February has been filled with fish of all species, from schools of Mahi Mahi to Amberjacks on the shipwrecks. Check out our updated Captain’s Log at for daily fishing reports and pictures.
18 Mahi Mahi - Fort Lauderdale Fishing (2/21/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] There’s no better way to celebrate your buddies bachelor party than to be in Fort Lauderdale fishing on a beautiful day. Sean, Joe and the rest of their gang joined the Lady Pamela I with Captain Justin and Adam for some rod bending. That’s all Sean asked for and he got it.
50th Birthday Celebration aboard the Lady Pamela II (2/03/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] With our solid Sailfish bite, goggle eyes were a good decision. We loaded up with live bait and headed offshore to 170ft of water. Fishing was slow for the first hour then out of no where it was a feeding frenzy just feet from a freight ship.
Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison aboard the Lady Pamela II (1/30/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers joined Captain Paul and me aboard the Lady Pamela II for a deep sea fishing adventure with his friends and family before the big game this Sunday
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Outlook January 2010 (1/26/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] 2010 definitely surprised South Florida with freezing temperatures and a killer bite offshore. Only the brave, die hards were on the water in search of the Atlantic Sailfish and it was well worth it with all the layers.
Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Snap (1/19/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] In the duration of just four hours, the Lady Pamela II went 9 for 15 on the Atlantic Sailfish bite. 20 fish were seen, a few just weren’t interested in our spread. Talk about action! Today was one of the best Sailfishing bites in Fort Lauderdale this year.
500 lb Daytime Swordfish - Ft Lauderdale Fishing (1/14/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Lady Pamela II crew has developed techniques that make daytime swordfishing a very successful sport as we’ve been able to catch them with great regularity. Those interested in trying this consistent swordfish fishery can contact the Lady Pamela II at 954-761-8045.
9 Sailfish caught offshore Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1/10/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] With the passage of cold fronts in South Florida, the Sailfish bite is solid in Fort Lauderdale. Now is the time to head offshore and experience the excitement of landing the Atlantic Sailfish.
78" Sailfish While Live Bait Kite Fishing In Fort Lauderdale (1/03/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] December fishing in Fort Lauderdale is a mixed bag. With cold fronts passing through, the bite is solid afterwards and the Sailfish want to play.
Ft Lauderdale Wreck Fishing - BIG Amberjacks (1/01/2010)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Wreck Fishing is productive when dropping live bait on the bottom. Trolling is attracting King Mackerel, Mahi, Bonito and Blackfin Tuna. The Atlantic Sailfish bite is red hot, especially when live goggle eyes are dangling from a kite.
December Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (12/21/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] December isn't making its presence felt here in South Florida weather wise, but fishing wise, the bite is just what us Fort Lauderdale fisherman anticipated. A few cold fronts have come and gone and brought much more to the table than just wind and rain; a solid bite afterwards!
30 lb Black Grouper on 80 lb Rod (12/13/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Greg and Eric recently relocated to Sunny South Florida from the Carolinas and wanted to try deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale for the first time.
Fort Lauderdale Kite Fishing - Mahi & Sailfish (12/10/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Kite Fishing Off Fort Lauderdale For Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) and Sailfish Using Live Bait.
Fantastic Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Friday the 13th (11/20/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fantastic Fort Lauderdale Fishing on Friday the 13th
Fort Lauderdale Fishing - November Sailfish Update (11/12/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] November fishing has started out with a bang and the Lady Pamela II fleet is gearing up for some serious kite fishing this season. During the height of season, 20 bites per day is common, it happens and we catch 'em. That must be how the name Sailfish Alley came about for Fort Lauderdale, Florida!
Fishing Outlook October 2009 (11/01/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] It may not be snowing or below 50, but between the north winds, the blue water and thousands of bait fish, it sure does feel like winter has arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our first very welcomed cold front has come and gone and was much appreciated by us Fort Lauderdale fishermen.
30 lb Wahoo - Ft Lauderdale Fishing (10/19/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] 30 lb Wahoo caught offshore Fort Lauderdale. Between its speed, fast surface run and high quality flesh, the Wahoo is a prize game fish!
Mutton Snapper Fishing on the Shipwreck (10/15/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Rick, John and his buddies from New York joined the Lady Pamela II fleet for a fishing excursion out of beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rick and his gang were pretty lucky for their first time offshore.
Monster Mako Shark Caught Off South Florida (10/13/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Starting off October with a monster Mako Shark! Fort Lauderdale Fishing
Fort Lauderdale Fishing - September 2009 (9/30/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Ft Lauderdale Fishing September 2009 Deep Sea fishing has been phenomenal in South Florida this month.
South Florida Swordfishing Success (9/22/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Although September is the slowest month of the year in Fort Lauderdale, it hasn’t stopped the Lady Pamela II fleet from fishing day in and day out. Our crew has been Nighttime Swordfishing the past couple of weeks and we’ve had great success offshore.
September Mahi Mahi Bite (9/21/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] September Mahi Mahi Bite Report. Mahi Mahi Mania Fort Lauderdale Fishing
25 lb Wahoo - Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale (9/20/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Today, Shanelle and her family from Virginia came deep sea fishing aboard the Lady Pamela II fleet. We had a full six hour adventure ahead of us and live bait was a must.
Swords on the Line (9/18/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Daytime Swordfishing & Nighttime Swordfishing. Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report
Bahamas Bite Report - Yellow Eye Snapper (9/14/2009)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Minus the rain, weather was perfect to head over to the Bahamas for a weekend getaway with friends and family for our annual Labor Day fishing trip in Bimini.
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