WE’RE SHOPPING FOR THE BEST CHRISTMAS “S
December 24, 2018 Hollywood 6 photos
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
We’ve been unwrapping offshore “presents” every day here at Lady Pamela Sportfishing as Santa’s arrival is not too far off! Before we get into our December Fishing Report, I and the entire Lady Pamela Sportfishing Family would like to wish you and your Family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope that you can enjoy all of life’s blessings in this wonderful time of giving and gathering together. We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to every single one of our incredible clients who fished with us aboard the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet in 2018! You are the “reason for the season” all year long and we very much look forward to fishing with you in 2019. Sportfishing Report: Holiday Sails! We’ve enjoyed a few cold fronts this month – for us, a “cold front” is when the mercury dips below 60 degrees – and they have triggered the winter bite. The Sailfish are in town and tearing up the baits. 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. 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 90 and 250 feet of water. We’ve also had luck shallower than 90 feet as we watch Sailfish cartwheel in the midst of Ballyhoo schools up on the reef. 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. Watch this video to see how we make them: Big Wahoos are Around Too! The recent moon phases caused another winter Wahoo bonanza! One of the fastest fish in the sea, Wahoos can melt drags and break hearts if you’re not ready for them. Fortunately, the Lady Pamela Sportfishing Team is ready, willing and able to tame these shiny, striped bait burglars. The December Wahoos have been crushing our strip baits trolled below the surface on planer along with as Islanders with ballyhoo in both the blue/white and red/black color combinations. We’ve been finding the Wahoos in between 150 and 350 feet of water. We’ve also hooked a few Wahoo fishing live bullet Bonitos over the wrecks for Amberjacks and Black Grouper. Few things make an angler weak in the knees like watching a Wahoo empty your spool on one of their patented runs! After a long fight and bringing a Wahoo aboard, you’ll enjoy the fact that you get to invite a tasty fish home for dinner. Huge Hammerheads Showed Up! The shark fishing continues to be hot despite the chilly conditions, especially the big Hammerhead Sharks that have shown up! Check out this 7+ foot Hammerhead that we caught this week! Hammerheads are known as sluggers and are not afraid to pop up to eat a bait intended for species such as Sailfish, Kingfish or Amberjacks. Our clients love to tell their friends and family how they battled one of the most recognizable and renowned shark species the world over. As for the rest of our shark fishing trips, we continue to put clients on big sharks, with each trip landing at least one shark, with most trips catching several. Caribbean Reef Sharks, Blacktips and Silky Sharks have been active. The best shark baits continue to be either a live Bonito or dead Bonito or Kingfish dropped down in 300 feet of water. We’ve also been putting our clients on huge Amberjacks with live bait when shark fishing. Amberjacks will certainly test the stamina of both tackle and angler! Check out the Amberjack and big Black Grouper below! Drift Fishing Report: The Lois Ann just returned from her refit and hit the fishing grounds with a vengeance! She has been guiding our clients to catches of Yellowtail Snappers, Mangrove Snappers, Mutton Snappers as well as Kingfish and Amberjacks – and she’s doing it in style and comfort! 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! May you and your family enjoy the Merriest and Safest of Christmases and may you enjoy health and happiness in the New Year! Tight Lines and Merry Christmas, Captain David
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Fall Deep Sea Fishing
September 24, 2021
While some of you up north are already feeling cooler temperatures, here in south Florida we relish the coming weeks. It might not seem like much but there is a big difference between low 90’s and mid to high 80’s. With the days becoming shorter the ocean waters will also see the temperatures drop. And that begins our fall fishing. As the water cools, small bait fish begin their travel south for the warmer water. Mullet are the most predominant easily seen from the beach or in the canals. Huge schools traveling south and behind them come the fish following the food. Our fishing trend changes from the summer pattern of Kings and Bonito to more of the pelagic type fish. Sailfish become a daily occurrence while trolling as do Tuna and some Mahi. October is usually one of the better months for Wahoo. And all these fish can be had just a few miles from shore here in Fort Lauderdale. This is also a time of year we start switching from trolling to fishing with live bait. While we do and can troll year-round, with cooler water, the surface waters are more conducive to presenting live bait either from the riggers or the kite. Kite fishing has always been a favorite because you often get to see what’s biting your line. Sailfish, Mahi or sharks can easily be seen. Wahoo, Tuna and King are usually too quick, and a splash is all you will get. If you are planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale or Hollywood Beach, consider fishing while you are here. It should be good and you never know… You might just catch that fish of a lifetime. Reservations can be made right on our website. For additional information give us a call or fill out on of our email requests for info.
Fishing is Hot!
August 22, 2021
The fishing IS hot. So is the weather… But the warm temperatures have not slowed the fishing down. The action has been very good with a surprise out of the blue… Blue Marlin that is, but I’ll get to that in a moment. Just a mile from shore the Bonito (Little Tunny) have been biting well offering us plenty of action. While not great table fare, they fight hard as they are a false Tuna. Often, multiple fish on at the same time. This gets everyone involved and all have a chance to bend the rod. Mixed in with the Bonito are Kingfish and some Blackfin Tuna. Now we are into edible fish. The smaller Kings are good when fresh. The Blackfin Tune is sushi grade so you can’t go wrong. When we say a fresh fish dinner? It’s doesn’t get any better or fresher than that! Mahi- mahi fishing, further from shore, has been inconsistent. The longer the trip, the better chance of success. The fish we have been catching have been legal to keep so that’s a bonus. Usually this time of year, lots of throw backs are what we’re catching. Wahoo have been scarce but should be more predominant soon. September/ October are good months for these. Every once in a while you run into something you don’t expect. This is where opportunity meets preparedness, as was the case the other day with Jimmy, Dan and their group of anglers. While searching for Mahi out in the deep blue, a Blue Marlin decided to eat one of the baits. The fight was on! And it shouldn’t have lasted long but did. We prefer catching these magnificent Gamefish on tackle suited for them. The TLD 30 with 30# test is not the rod you want this bite on. And a fight that lasts over 3 hours on that kind of tackle has you sweating at each run he makes. But when all is said and done? The release at the boat makes it all worthwhile. And the traditional swim after catching your first Blue was honored by Dan, his first one. As I said, it’s been hot so the push into the water was welcome. Not so much in January… Hope to see you soon. Capt. Steve Lady Pamela 2 Fishing **hidden content** **hidden content**
DAYTIME SWORDFISH TRIP
November 14, 2019
FISHING REPORT The Lady Pamela Sportfishing Fleet is in the midst of an amazing Fall bite right now with clients catching Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Bonitos, Barrcuda, Sharks, Snapper, Grouper and even Tarpon! However one offshore species is stealing the spotlight right now: Swordfish! NOW is the time to book your Daytime Swordfish trip to catch these amazing, prehistoric-looking and tasty pelagic monsters! DAYTIME SWORDFISHING! Not too long ago, if you wanted to book a Swordfishing trip, you had to spend all night offshore, fishing 4-6 baits at one time and you were lucky to get a single bite in a night. Recent innovations in tackle and tactics have opened up Daytime Swordfishing to catch Swordfish weighing anywhere from 80 to 500 pounds. As a result, Fort Lauderdale has become one of the world’s premier Swordfishing destinations. Even though “Daytiming” for Swordfish has exploded in popularity, this type of fishing requires a skilled crew and specially-tailored tackle. Fortunately for our clients, Lady Pamela Sportfishing posseses plenty of BOTH. All of our vessels are equipped with the latest electric reels and terminal tackle to help you bring home one of these amazing creatures. When you come Swordfishing with us at Lady Pamela Sportfishing, we’ll set up in 1,800 to 2,000 feet of water, approximately 20 miles offshore. We’ll drop down several rigged baits, typically squid or king mackerel, on specially-rigged terminal tackle attached to electric reels. The strike can be very subtle and you’ll need our skilled crew to know when to start reeling up. Then, you’re on! swordfish What follows is an amazing slugfest that ends with a slashing, bill-wiping display on the surface of the water! This is truly something to behold! What follows is a delicate ballet to harpoon the Swordfish and bring it aboard for the trip back to the dock. There are few fish that are as prized for their table value as Swordfish. They are tasty indeed and you would not believe how much meat can be harvested from a single Swordfish – nothing gets wasted. Check out this video of our latest epic Daytime Swordfishing trip! Call us NOW to book your trip and experience this amazing Swordfish action and check it off of your bucket list! Tight Lines, Captain David
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