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Summer Sails, Dolphin, Tuna and Kingfish in the mix

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St.  Lucie Inlet Fishing Report.  The red hot dolphin bite of May never happened this year. Sure we had some good days, but overall the dolphin bite was disappointing. We’ve been catching Sailfish, dolphin, kingfish, tuna, bonito and lucked out with a couple of wahoo. sail 4

The summer sailfish bite is going to be good again this year. We’re already catching one or two sailfish on most of our fishing charters. We’ve  found a good sailfish bite from the towers to the FPL in 80 to 120 feet of water but they’re scattered about and we’ve caught a couple sailfish out by the hill. KIMG0261The dolphin bites not red hot but we’ve been catching a few. The dolphin are scattered about just like the weeds, 80 feet, 180 feet 280 feet…   hopefully the winds will let the weed lines form up and we’ll have a fired up dolphin bite in June/July. patbtuna

The black fin tuna that usually stack up on Push Button Hill finally started showing up last week. It’s still hit and miss with a dozen one day and lucky to catch one or two the next. Most of these tuna are 4 to 6 pounds but we’ve had a couple in the 15/20 pound range so far.KIMG0284_01

The kingfish have shown up in force from the towers to the 8 mile along the reefs and wrecks. Most of them are 5 to 10 pounds but there’s a  few pushing 35/45 pounds. Bonitio, cobia and amberjack will also be found around the reefs and wrecks this time of year. KIMG0263Stuart Florida Fishing Charters and Bahamas Fishing Adventures call Capt. Wayne 772-341-6609  www.reelbusycharters.com

 

 

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A Sporty Pick

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The conditions have been a bit sporty for most of the last two weeks and fishing’s been a pick. We’ve been catching a few dolphin, sailfish and tuna but it’s been hit and miss at best.KIMG0254

The winds of March continued on into April scattering the Sargasso weed and the dolphin. We had some good dolphin days catching 6 or 7 up to 20 pounds but we’ve also had a few days you’d think they were extinct. The dolphin fishing should be better than it’s been and I’m sure it will be soon.  May is always an excellent month for dolphin fishing off the coast of Stuart. The wind and seas will settle down, the weed lines will form up and there’ll be plenty of dolphin around to play the game. IMG_0763

The sailfish have been moving in the last  couple of weeks and we’re having a sailfish encounter or two on most of our fishing charters. We’ve had a better sailfish bite during the spring and summer months than the winter months the last two years and it looks to be more of the same in 2017. KIMG0243

The black fin tuna still haven’t stacked up on Push Button Hill but there’s been a few scattered about from Jupiter to Stuart in 200 feet of water or so. We’ve caught a few on the hill of 7 to 10 pounds and 15 to 20 pounds southeast of the inlet in 200 feet of water.

The kingfish took some time off but started showing back up in numbers the last few days. The big smoker kingfish will show up this month along the reefs and wrecks with packs of oversized bonito in the mix. IMG_1472

The east side tuna trips off the corner of the Bahamas Bank have been producing a good yellow fin /and black fin tuna bite with a few big dolphin in the mix. The mutton snapper and yellowtail snapper fishing is red hot right now on the Bahamas Bank so give us a call for a Bahamas Fishing Adventure. We’ll be catching tuna, dolphin, marlin, snappers and grouper. Call Capt. Wayne 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

 

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Dolphin and Sails

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. It continues to be a bit sporty offshore and we’ve been catching dolphin and sailfish six to eight miles off the beach. KIMG0232

There’s still allot of peanut dolphin tearing up the baits so we’ve been going through four to five dozen ballyhoo on most of our fishing charters. We’ve been coming home with six or seven dolphin from seven to ten pounds and still waiting for the bigger slammer dolphin to start pushing through. KIMG0228

The sailfish have started showing up like they did last spring and it looks like we’ll have a good sailfish bite during the spring and summer months again this year. It’s always nice to catch a sailfish or two with a box full of dolphin for dinner. sailfish

There hasn’t been much of a kingfish, wahoo or tuna bite but that should change any day now and we’ll let you know when it does.

We have a few days open the next two weeks so give us a call and catch some fish.         Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

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Pick Through the Peanuts

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. In-between the windy days we had a fair to good dolphin bite over the last couple of weeks. We had to pick through the peanuts and went through allot of ballyhoo but caught 6 or 7 decent dolphin on most of our fishing charters. KIMG0197

Most of the dolphin we’ve been keeping are 4 to 7 pounds with a few gaffers of 10 to 15 pounds in the mix. The good news is April’s moving in and bigger dolphin are on the way. The slammers will be showing up soon and 15 to 25 pound dolphin will be more abundant in the coming weeks.

The blackfin tuna that stack up around push button hill in April started showing up this week. They’re not stacked up on the hill yet but scattered about from 160 to 280 feet of water east / southeast of the St. Lucie Inlet. KIMG0213

There wasn’t much of a sailfish bite again this winter and I expect we’ll catch more sailfish during the spring and summer months like we did last year. We caught , lost or missed a sailfish on our last few charters and it’s always a nice bonus to a box full of dolphin and / or tuna.

We haven’t been targeting them but amberjack, sharks and cobia are starting to show up on the reefs and wrecks. Sardines have started showing up on the deeper reefs and wrecks of 60 feet or more. The usual reef spots should be loaded up any day now.

We have a few Sundays and a few week days still available in April so give us a call and let’s catch some fish. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609  www.reelbusycharters.com KIMG0202 KIMG0206

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The Winds of March

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The winds of March have kept us at the dock for most of the month and the dolphin fishing’s been a bit hit and miss so far.

Yesterday was a hit and we caught 17 dolphin, released 3 of them and jumped off a few more. Most of the dolphin were 5 or 6 pounds with 4 small gaffers of 7 or 8 pounds. The dolphin fishing will continue to improve this month and will be  consistently good in the coming weeks.

There’s been a few Blackfin Tuna scattered about but they haven’t begun stacking up on Push Button Hill as of yet. They usually start showing up in March and we’ll let you know when they do.

We had a screaming wahoo hooked up yesterday but pulled the hook on the trademark chargeback. The wahoo fishing is usually good this time of year from Jensen Beach to Jupiter especially around the full moons.

Sardines and Threadfins are finally starting to show up north of the inlet and you can expect plenty of bait around in the next week or so. As the bait shows up so will packs of cobia around the reefs and wrecks.

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Still Waiting

Welcome aboard the Reel busy and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. We’re still waiting for that red hot sailfish bite but at least we’re having a good catch of Dolphin on most days. There’s still not much bait around the usual spots and it’s long over due. When the bait shows up we’ll be catching more sailfish and cobia along with the dolphin and kingfish we’ve been catching.

Most of the dolphin we’re catching are 4 to 8 pounds with a few up to 12 pounds. We’ve had a couple of days with 9 and 10 dolphin but most days have been 4 to 6.

The kingfish bites been on and off, some days hot and some days not. Most of the kingfish have been 5 to 8 pounds with a few 15 to 25 pound kings in the mix.

We’re catching fish and you can too just give us a call and we’ll hook you up. Captain Wayne, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609KIMG0121 KIMG0128 KIMG0137 KIMG0140 KIMG0135

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Hot Bite Coming Soon

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. It was tough fishing for most of January and not as much catching as we’d all like to see. The good news is the first major cold front of the year is pushing through.

Temperatures in the mid 40′s will have acres of sardines and threadfin herring moving into the Stuart Florida waters in the coming days. Sailfish, dolphin, kingfish and cobia won’t be far behind and we’re looking forward to a red hot bite this month.

Get hooked up with REEL BUSY CHARTERS or the other guys but get out there this February and catch some fish. Sailfish, dolphin and kingfish will be providing most of the action with cobia, wahoo and bonito in the mix.  Catch you later, Capt. Wayne  772-341-6609 reelbusycharters.com CSC_0918 CSC_0921

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The first couple weeks of January offered up some good days, some bad days and some days we’re just too ugly to fish.

The lack of cold fronts have kept the sardines and threadfins north of us and with little bait around to hold the fish they’re migrating through. On most days we caught a few dolphin and a sailfish or two, some days we’re a struggle to get a bite and some days the seas we’re just too ugly to fish.

The sailfish bite was red hot on the 11th and while we sat at the dock multiple boats had double digit releases. The sailfish we’re fired up and eating everything in sight as they migrated past Stuart. There’s always a few sailfish off the coast of Stuart but until the bait shows up the sailfish bite will continue to be hit and miss as they migrate south for the winter.

The Mahi bites been scattered about as well. Some days good, some days not so much. I guess that’s why they call it fishing. On most days we caught a few Mahi from 5 to 15 pounds and you can expect good to excellent Mahi fishing in the coming weeks.

Sailfish and Mahi are the main attraction this time of year and we’ll also be catching Kingfish, wahoo and tuna. Give us a call and we’ll do our best to keep you busy catching fish. Capt. Wayne 772-341-6609 reelbusycharters.com KIMG0104

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Hit’n Miss Dolphin and Sails

 

Welcome aboard the Reel Busy and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The fishing’s been hit and miss with dolphin and sailfish passing through. Some days good, some days not so much.

On most days we’ve been catching a few dolphin and a sailfish or two with kingfish and bonito in the mix.  A cold front pushing through the next couple of days should get things fired back up again.

Sailfish and dolphin have been scattered about from 100 to 200 feet of water. The best action was east and northeast of the inlet along the current edges.

Sailfish and dolphin will continue to be the main attraction with kingfish and bonito in the mix. They’ll be a few blackfin tuna, wahoo and cobia showing up in January as well.

The Spanish mackerel are stacked up just south of the inlet between the reef line and the beach. Grab your tubes and spoons and enjoy some fast action light tackle fishing.

Get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609  HAPPY NEW YEAR ! kimg0061 kimg0059 kimg0094_01 kimg0084_01 kimg0044

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Sailfish, Dolphin, Kingfish and Tuna

 

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The bites been on and off but we’re catching dolphin and sailfish on most of our Stuart Florida Fishing Charters.

The dolphin bites been scattered about from 100 to 200 feet of water. You can expect some quiet time but we’ve been catching 4 to 6 dolphin from 5 to 15 pounds on most days. The dolphin bite will continue to improve as the cold fronts fire up the winter migration.

The sailfish bites been hot, cold and everywhere in-between. The sailfish are coming through in waves so one day we’ll catch 3 to 5 and the next day it’s a struggle to catch one. The sailfish migration is underway so any day can be a great day. You won’t know if you don’t go so give us a call and let’s go catch’m.

There’s been a good kingfish bite on most days from the 8 mile reef to the loran tower ledges. Most of the kingfish are 5 to 15 pounds with a scattering of 30 to 40 pound kingfish.

There’s been a few big blackfin tuna scattered about from 150 to 200 feet of water. Most of the blackfins we’ll catch this time of year are passing through and weigh 15 to 25 pounds.

We haven’t been lucky enough to bag a wahoo the last couple of weeks but there’s been a few around so we’ll get our turn.

There’s a wide variety of fish off the coast of Stuart Fl. this time of year so get out there and catch a few. Sailfish, dolphin, tuna, wahoo, kingfish, bonito, barracuda and more. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur, 772-341-6609   www.reelbusycharters.com  kimg0017 kimg0019 kimg0022 kimg0029