Lady Pamela 2 Fishing Charters Dec 9-10, 2011

2011-12-20 20:56:32
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fort Lauderdale

December 9 and 10, 2011

The wreck fishing has started to pick up over the last few days as the water temperature has cooled to below 78 F. We have been using live bonitos, otherwise known as "bullets", as our primary baits for deep-dropping on the wrecks. It is no doubt one of the best types of live bait for wreck fishing. We have been seeing cobia, wahoo, amberjacks, black grouper, gag grouper, and a few big Warsaw grouper. We have even seen a few goliath groupers as well. The wrecks that we are fishing are found anywhere from 110 feet to 360 feet of water. There are over 300 shipwrecks offshore from Miami to Palm Beach, and as the Lady Pamela II fleet is centrally situated in Ft. Lauderdale, all of these wrecks are within fishing range for us.

Traditional trolling using fresh strip of squid, bonito, and or mullet, fished behind a combination of planer boards and surface baits continues to be productive. We are landing plenty of mahi-mahi, wahoo, sailfish, and kingfish. We are also seeing a few blackfin tuna in the mix, particularly as we troll offshore of the deeper reefs.

Kite fishing

The past few days were a little slow for kite fishing because of the full moon. Even so, we still caught two sailfish out of three of our boats. A dry cold front is expected the next day or two, and that, coupled with the back side of the moon phase, should really kick off the sailfish bite. Live goggleyes suspended on 30 lb Sufix™ fluorocarbon leader is our go to bait for the sailfish action. It is always exciting to see these billfish crashing the surface after these baits! Come see for yourself!

Tight Lines,

Captain David Ide

954 761 8045

Fish Species: sailfish and Mahi Mahi
Bait Used: live and dead
Tackle Used: 30 lb
Method Used:
Water Depth: 100-300
Water Temperature: 78.0
Wind Direction: north east
Wind Speed: 5-10
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Lady Pamela 2
Lady Pamela 2

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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