Captain
David Ide

Member since February 2015

Hollywood, United States

Background
At 15 years old, I worked at the Lauderdale Marina fuel docks after school and over the weekends. It was there that I met many other fishermen who invited me to fish on their boats. I was young and eager and happy to go along. The following year, I worked at a tournament tackle shop and was asked to fish the Bahamas Billfish Championship. I am still involved in tournament fishing as my time allows.
Techniques
Daytime Swordfishing and kite fishing is the best type of fishing here in fort lauderdale and come spring time if you want to catch a monster shark lady pamela 2 is the boat for you.

Hey, I'm Captain David Ide

Hollywood, United States
Background
At 15 years old, I worked at the Lauderdale Marina fuel docks after school and over the weekends. It was there that I met many other fishermen who invited me to fish on their boats. I was young and eager and happy to go along. The following year, I worked at a tournament tackle shop and was asked to fish the Bahamas Billfish Championship. I am still involved in tournament fishing as my time allows.
Techniques
Daytime Swordfishing and kite fishing is the best type of fishing here in fort lauderdale and come spring time if you want to catch a monster shark lady pamela 2 is the boat for you.

My Charter Listings

Hollywood
trips from
US$ 1200
Fort Lauderdale
trips from
US$ 550
Hollywood
trips from
US$ 40

Fishing Reports

AMBERJACKS

June 01, 2017

There are many deep-sea fishing options here in the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood area of south Florida because our series of three coral reefs are close to shore, with plenty of bottomfish, and many species of pelagic fish, like tunas, sailfish,… Read Full Report →


Offshore DeepSea Fishing

May 14, 2017

The past few weeks Lady Pamela sportfishing had some exceptional fishing, both offshore and over the reefs. Offshore some big dolphin, up to 30lbs. have been landed. Closer to the reefs we have had king mackerel, blackfin tunas, and… Read Full Report →


Seven Sailfish In A 3/4 Day

February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017 This past week the fishing with Lady Pamela II sportfishing has been quite good. Ron and Paul from New York had a memorable trip this past Friday morning. They decided to buy a dozen goggle eyes… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Action

January 12, 2017

The silver king, the mighty tarpon, is the Lady Pamela II sportfish of the week. These majestic silver giants are roaming the intracoastal and nearshore waters of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood in search of schools of mullet and pilchards.… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Season is Here

November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015 Lady Pamela Sportfishing celebrated a fall festival of fishing this past weekend off Fort Lauderdale. The Saturday action kicked off with a nice sailfish caught on the troll, along with some big smoker king mackerel in… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing

November 08, 2015

November 8-9, 2015 The past few days the Lady Pamela II has had some exciting kite fishing offshore Fort Lauderdale. We have been catching big mahi-mahi and sailfish off live goggleyes hanging below the kites. The mahi-mahi have run… Read Full Report →


Daytime Swordfishing Fort Lauderdale

April 12, 2015

April 12, 2015 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week I was aboard the Lady Pamela II with my buddy Chip and his friend Emilio for daytime swordfishing. We were out about 10 hours a day and had a… Read Full Report →


April 1 fort lauderdale fishing

April 01, 2015

April 1, 2015 This week has been a mixed bag with fishing, mainly associated with weather changes. On Sunday we went kite fishing for sailfish right after a cold front came through, and the billfishing was awesome. We went… Read Full Report →


Mahi MAhi , Wahoos

February 11, 2015

February 11, 2015 Today was Wednesday, or hump day, so we humped the Lady Pamela II well offshore of Fort Lauderdale for some mahi-mahi fishing. We located a big sargassum weedline in 800 feet of water and began to… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.29 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

Boat
Crew
Overall
5 star
11
11
4 star
4
4
3 star
1
1
2 star
1
1
1 star
0
0

Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Good experice with nice crew

Fished July 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
David Ide (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thank You Joon Seon Song for the review its always nice to hear happy customers that caught fish. Please the next time your in florida please let me know id be happy to take you and your family fishing.

Capt David

954 647 3503

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Good team and service!
Thanks Antonio!

Unfortunately it was 3 hours only including the way to the ocean and waiting the bridge.

I hope deposit will refund because I paid full price at checking point!

Fished June 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Only issue was paid more than was quoted..paid 70 dollar deposit and then 223 dollars upon arrival.

Fished June 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
David Ide (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thank you Robert for deep sea fishing with us i glad you had a great time. We collected the balance that was owed.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fished June 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
David Ide (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 26, 2017

Hi Tammy
Thank you for fishing with us I’m glad you guys had a great time. The kingfish where really biting that morning thats the best I’ve seen in a while.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fished May 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
David Ide (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 29, 2017

Thank You Stephen H We had a pleasure taking you fishing.

Went fishing on Thursday, April 13, 2017

rockstar captain.  amazing mate.  we caught three fish quickly and the rest was a huge success too.

Great team.  Great prices.

Fished April 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
David Ide (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thank you Dan for the review we try our hardest on all of our trips but sometimes the fish don’t cooperate with us.

Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

Nice tripp but it was Only three hours even if we paid for four hours…

Fished April 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Worked hard at getting fish

Fished April 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
David Ide (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Thank you for the review these help us out a lot and we try our hardest to catch everybody fish. Not everyday the fish cooperate but its our job to catch fish. Thank you for fishing with us hope to see you soon.

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great trip, great experience.

Fished April 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

I booked this boat ride on line at Fishing Booker.com on Wednesday, April 5th for 3 people. The price was stated at $40 per person. Fishing Booker asked for a $30 down payment and the $90 balance was due at the time of the fishing trip.

When we got to the marina to pay the balance, they asked me for $135. To my surprise I said, no I only owe the balance of $90. I pulled up the email that showed my balance due and the guy behind the counter said there are so many online places we go through that they can’t keep them straight.

I said, well this is who I went through and the price was $40 per person, not the $45 that you are trying to charge me and not take into account the $30 I already paid.

We did finally end up paying a balance of $105, so he did acknowledge my $30 deposit, but still charged us $45 not the the original $40 I was quoted.

You guys need to get your act together and not have stuff like this come up.

The captain and crew were great! Unfortunately no fish caught worth keeping. Crew was very helpful with baiting the hooks and fixing tangled lines.

Fished April 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Went fishing on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fished April 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Went fishing on Sunday, March 12, 2017
Rick Forrest does not recommend Lady Pamela 2 Sportfishing

Fished March 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Crew was nice but no fish. Not at all.

Fished March 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Went fishing on Saturday, March 4, 2017

I’m sorry but you answer didn’t give the right informations :

« Im sorry you feel this way but we upgraded you to a sport fishing boat because i told you we didn’t have enough people to go drift fishing because it was windy »
—» First of all, nobody answer to my email the day before about the weather.
—» You were aware that the weather was very bad and you should at least have replied to my e-mail the day before or warn us in the morning about the difficult weather. Since other guests did not come it would have been wise to cancel the exit due to the deplorable weather conditions.

« and you where all upset so we upgraded to to a 6 pack boat that usually cost 180 per person »
—» Nobody where upset.

« you showed up early so you might have waited 1 hour but the boat still left at 8:30 witch was your scheduled time to leave the dock. »
—» We arrived at 8:10. When I said that it took an hour before going to the ocean, it was that after leaving the dock on time, the boat went to fill up with gasoline. We traveled well for over an hour before heading to the ocean.

« If the boat came back a hour early because you guys where sick. »
—» Exactly, the six clients of the boat were all sick because of the impossible conditions of this outing at sea.

« Also we where fishing 5 lines when we where kite fishing so i don’t know where you got the two rods »
—» I repeat that only two fishing rods have been launched at two different times for a total duration of 40 minutes.
—» There was no kite fishing. The people of the boat tried to launch a line in Kite fishing but it did not take more than a few minutes due to the wind and the waves. The Kite was immediately returned to the boat. I’m very surprised you pretended that while you were not on the boat yourself.

« you got a 360.00 trip for 60.00 and want your money back we tried everything to make you happy. Sorry that you fell this way. »
—» We did not pay for a boat ride - in a raging sea - but for a fishing trip. I understand that things like this can happen and when there is a situation like this there is better to reimburse customers than to advance inaccurate things.

Stéphane Berthomet does not recommend Lady Pamela Driftfishing Partyboat

Fished March 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
David Ide (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Im sorry you feel this way but we upgraded you to a sport fishing boat because i told you we didn’t have enough people to go drift fishing because it was windy and you where all upset so we upgraded to to a 6 pack boat that usually cost 180 per person you showed up early so you might have waited 1 hour but the boat still left at 8:30 witch was your scheduled time to leave the dock. If the boat came back a hour early because you guys where sick.  Also we where fishing 5 lines when we where kite fishing so i don’t know where you got the two rods you got a 360.00 trip for 60.00 and want your money back we tried everything to make you happy. Sorry that you fell this way.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

We had a super trip and i must say they worked hard and it was worth the value. thanks so much!

Fished July 2016

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The trip was amazing….it was everything you said it would be. Now that we are back in Canada, I can’t immediately supply photos because my son has them all. This trip was on my bucket list since I am older and it was my son’s first trip. We caught 4 King Maceral, a sword fish (catch and release) and 2 Mahi Mahi.
Regardless whether we caught any fish, Captain Steve and Joe were an absolute delight. They knew what they were doing at all times and knew the fishing grounds. Regardless of the celebrity endorsements they are the “go to guys” for an enjoyable experience and it was worth it. I would recommend it period. If any one has a question….my email is wod@rogers.com.

Fished May 2016

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Wow
Went fishing on Monday, April 18, 2016

Super experience
Tks

Fished April 2016

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall