from some of the BEST PLACES TO FISH !
Summer time is here and we all know what that means, clear skies in the morning,
afternoon thunderstorms and red hot action offshore. Other than our typical
South Florida weather, July has offered nothing but comfortable seas and overall
great fishing. The Bonito and Kingfish are solid and quantity seems to be no
problem. Itís been constant action for the Lady Pamela II, resulting in about
10-15 Kings and Bonitos per trip, ranging anywhere from 8-35 lbs. Trolling the
reef in July is almost like a guarantee for a great time; run into a school of
Bonito, Kingfish, Mahi or Blackfin Tuna and your chances of losing count on your
catch is likely.
Not only will you be putting fresh fish in the box for dinner, the occasional
summertime Sailfish might just creep up on your bait and start jumping within
feet of the boat. Hooking up with the Atlantic Sailfish during the month of July
is pretty rare Ė these pelagics donít usually donít hang around the Fort
Lauderdale area this late in the season. However, Sailfish are still being
spotted offshore and there have been some takers.
Fort Lauderdale houses several shipwrecks and reefs anywhere from 200 ft to 350
ft of water. With the summer heat moving in, the reef and wreck fish just canít
get enough of it. Amberjacks, Game Sharks and Groupers are just waiting for you
to drop bait on their front door. A 40 lb Amberjack on the line will show you
whoís boss, can you imagine what itís like to hook up with a 10 ft Game Shark?
The Lady Pamela II has been very successful catching big fish on the wrecks
lately. Weíve caught and released a handful of Game Sharks over 6 ft long and a
250 lb Goliath Grouper that put up a wicked fight.
July has cooperated quite nicely with calm seas for our Nighttime Swordfishing
trips. Not only have the seas been comfortable to pull all nighters, the bite
has been better than weíve seen it in a long time. Daytime Swordfishing is a big
hit these days as well. Back to back bites with big fish makes for a great day
Move inshore and the inlet is holding heavy with large Barracudas ready to eat.
Cudas arenít the only species lingering inshore, large Tarpon in the 80 Ė 150 lb
range are being caught almost every evening. Donít let the afternoon
thunderstorms scare you away from nighttime Tarpon fishing. By 6:00 pm, clear
skies roll in and the bite begins. The Lady Pamela II has caught several Tarpon
this month. Some big, some small. Some jump, some play it lazy. However, donít
let the lazy Tarpon fool you in the beginning, a burst of energy will show once
you think youíve won without breaking a sweat and these fish will have you doing
circles in the Intracoastal.
If you have a dolphin dinner in mind, nowís the time to head offshore to the
grass lines along the surface. The Mahi action has been instant and consistent.
Our anglers are all smiles when we clean there fish back at Lauderdale Marina,
filling enough zip lock bags to feed a village.
Get your fishing trip dates locked in now with the Lady Pamela II. Consider
this, load up on Mahi, Kingfish and Blackfin Tuna in the afternoon then head
inshore when the sun sets to reel in a 100 lb Tarpon. And if youíre really
feeing adventurous, hit the wrecks during the day for reef donkeyís then venture
offshore at night in search of the Broadbill Swordfish. Our Bahamas Charter is a
biggie during the summer months, too. A dayís catch in the Bahamas right now
consists of a cooler full of Yellow Eye Snapper and a big Blue Marlin to tell
your buddies about. The Lady Pamela II offers so many great fishing trips and
different excursions. Browse through our website to see what interests you.
Check out our daily Captain's Log to keep you caught up on what's biting
offshore Fort Lauderdale
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