Category Archives: offshore fishing

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A Mixed Bag

Hello Fish Fans, Welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. It’s been a mixed bag the last few weeks, some days good, some not so much and some days too sporty for fishing. KIMG1053_01

Sailfish are still pushing through in waves providing multiple hookups in-between the quiet time. We’ve been catching 3 to 5 sailfish on most days but when the seas flatten out it’s been a struggle to get 1 or 2 bites.  There’s still allot of sailfish upstate so we should continue to have a good sailfish bite for the next several weeks.

The dolphin/mahi mahi and blackfin tuna are starting to trickle in. We’re usually catching more dolphin and tuna this time of year so it won’t be long before they start showing up in numbers. Most of the dolphin have been 10 to 20 pounds but Capt. Pat Price on the Daymaker weighed one in last week of 44 pounds.

Manta Rays have been showing up from the St. Lucie Inlet to the Ft. Pierce Inlet and Cobia are showing up around the usual reefs and wrecks. The springtime fish are starting to show up and the winter fish are still hanging around so get offshore and catch some fish.KIMG1091_01

I’ll be back reel soon with another St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

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Plenty of Threadfins and a few more Sails

KIMG1040_02There was allot of quiet time but when the sailfish showed up there was several in the spread. The morning bite was on the slow side for us and we caught 1, lost one and had a couple that didn’t eat on both days. The afternoon bite also had some quiet time but we released  triple header the first day and released a triple out of quad the next.

There’s small packs of sailfish pushing through right now so some patience is required but when it goes off and three or four sailfish are dancing in the spread you’ll forget all about the quiet time.KIMG1040_01

There’s a few dolphin and tuna passing through but there’s been more sailfish than dolphin or tuna bites the last couple of days. We’ll get back offshore tomorrow and hope to find a few more packs of sailfish and a couple of dolphin for dinner. Give us a call and get hooked up with a great day on the water catching fish.KIMG1043_01

I’ll be back in a week or so with another offshore fishing report. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

 

 

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Few Sailfish and Dolphin

Hello Fish Fans, welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Another inconsistent week of fishing with a few sailfish and dolphin in the mix. The packs of sailfish up to the north have yet to arrive but they’re starting to show up.

We had one day with 3 out of 4 sailfish and a couple of 15 pound blackfin tunas. The next day we never saw a sailfish but caught a few dolphin from 5 to 15 pounds. The sailfish seemed to bite every other day throughout the week and we’re catching a dolphin or two on all of our fishing charters. KIMG1032_02

There’s been double digit sailfish releases 50 miles north of the inlet the last couple of days so hang in there, the sailfish are coming. We’ve been catching sailfish, dolphin, tuna and kingfish so give us a call and let’s go catch’em. I’ll be back in 7 to 10 days with another offshore fishing report. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.comKIMG1030_02

 

 

 

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Get Hooked Up

Hello Fish Fans and welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The offshore fishing the last few weeks has been pitifully slow and weather cancellations have been abundant. The lack of cold fronts kept hundreds if not thousands of sailfish 80 to 100 miles north of the St. Lucie Inlet. There’s been a slow pick of sailfish, dolphin and kingfish but with rapid fire cold fronts the last two weeks there’s a red hot bite on the way.

Get hooked up with your favorite charter boat and take advantage of the weather window moving in. There’s been allot more bait showing up the last ten days and the fish are never too far behind. It looks like the wind and seas are settling a bit this weekend and the conditions are looking good till the next front rolls in next weekend.KIMG1014_01

Hope to be back with an awesome fishing report in 7 to 10 days. Good luck and we’ll catch you later. Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.comKIMG1016_02

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Plenty of Kingfish

Hello Fish Fans and welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Thankfully there’s been plenty of Kingfish around to bend the rods because there’s  been allot of quiet time in-between the sailfish and dolphin bites.

The lack of cold fronts has apparently slowed the sailfish migration to a crawl.  We’ll catch a couple one day and be lucky to catch 0ne the next.  Hopefully the next cool front will push more sailfish into the neighborhood. KIMG0985_01

We’ve been catching a few dolphin but they’ve been hit and miss the last week or two. We’ll catch 4 or 5 one day and never see one the next.  There’s always a few dolphin around so I’d expect the dolphin bite to pick up again soon.KIMG0973_01

The fish tend to migrate through in waves this time of year so  I gotta believe we’ll have a better sailfish and dolphin bite this week. Happy New year, Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com KIMG0979_01

 

 

 

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Sailfish, Dolphin and Mackerel

Hello Fish Fans,  The cold fronts are starting to push through and the sailfish, dolphin and kingfish will be providing most of the action offshore.  November was good to us and we caught 3 to 5 dolphin and a sailfish or two on most of our charters. KIMG0936_02

The sailfish migration is underway and packs of sailfish are heading our way. So far it’s been just a pick catching only one or two on most days but with cold fronts pushing through the next two weeks the sailfish bite should get fired up. KIMG0947_01

The dolphin bites been scattered about and inconsistent.  Six to eight one day and lucky to catch two or three the next. The good news is most of the dolphin are 7 to 12 pounds so it doesn’t take many to stack up some filets for dinner. KIMG0929_03

Kingfish of 10 to 20 pounds are hanging around the reefs and wrecks offshore if your looking to bend a rod.  The Spanish mackerel are starting to arrive on the shallow reefs just south of the inlet and down to Pecks Lake.

The conditions could be a bit sporty around the cold fronts but the sailfish, dolphin and kingfish should be eager to play the game. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com KIMG0959_01

 

 

 

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36 LB. Slammer Dolphin

Hello Fish Fans, Welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Sailfish and Dolphin are pushing through as they normally do this time of year but some of these dolphin are springtime slammers.

Yesterday as our first fall cold front pushed through it was a bit sporty out there and the fish didn’t want to play the game.  We pulled the hook on a sailfish, caught bonito and headed back early. The seas settled down a bit today and although it wasn’t red hot we had allot more action.KIMG0909_02

We started on the quiet side but doubled up on sailfish and caught 1 out of the pair. Kingfish, bonito and a shark finished out our morning. In hopes of catching another sailfish or some dolphin for dinner our clients decided to extend our day to a 3/4 day.

The next hour was on the quiet side till we pulled the hook on another sailfish. As we spun around to get another shot at the sailfish a slammer bull dolphin came crashing in and blasted the squid chain. It fired back in slamming the flat line and it was game on. The bull dolphin weighed in at 36 pounds and put on an awesome show.

Sailfish, dolphin, kingfish and bonito will be providing the action and we’ve got some open days the first week of November. Give us a call and let’s go catch’em. Call  Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 or visit us at www.reelbusycharters.comKIMG0912_02

 

 

 

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Mahi Mahi Moving In

Hello Fish Fans,  Fall is moving in and so are the Mahi Mahi. We spent the last month rebuilding our Cat’s so it was great to get back on the water this weekend. We had an excellent dolphin bite in 250 to 300 feet of water. We caught 9 dolphin of 5 to 10 pounds and had a great time.

Small blackfin tuna are abundant from 100 to 180 feet of water. Most of them are on the small side but there’s a few 5 to 7 pounds in the mix.

We’re catching fish and you can too just give us a call and let’s go catch’em. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 or visit us at www.reelbusycharters.com KIMG0903_01

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The Dolphin Bite

Hello Fish Fans, The Dolphin bite’s been excellent this month for those of us that fish the deeper waters of the gulfstream. We’ve had one banner day in 650 feet of water but most days we’ve been over a thousand. KIMG0874_01

The dolphin pushing through this month have been bigger than they were last month. Most of the dolphin are 5 to 10 pounds and with a few gaffers of 12 to 15 pounds. Our best day last week was 21 dolphin of 5 to 15 pounds. Most of our charters last week were 1/2 days so we only fished the deeper waters of the gulfstream twice. We caught 14 dolphin and 7 blackfin tunas on one day and 21 dolphin on the other. KIMG0879_01

Closer to shore on our 1/2 days we caught kingfish, bonita, sailfish and blackfin tuna. The bottom fishing slowed to a crawl last week but there was plenty of action on the troll. It was a very slow pick this weekend for the Genuine Red Snapper but it’s open again next weekend and we’ll hope for the best.KIMG0850_01

The conditions look picture perfect the next few days for deep water fishing for dolphin so give us a call and let’s go catch’em. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.comKIMG0866_01KIMG0881_02KIMG0875_01

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Scattered About

Hello Fish Fans, The constantly changing wind directions have kept the weeds scattered about. It’s been a nightmare picking weeds off the lines but that’s where the fish are so we keep on picking. There’s allot of small dolphin so we catch a dozen and throw a dozen back. Our best dolphin action last week was 15 to 18 miles out in 600 to 800 feet of water. KIMG0847_01

The blackfin tuna have been stacked up on Push Button Hill for weeks now but the scattered weeds have made it unfishable more often than not. KIMG0809_01

Sailfish, kingfish and bonito have been providing the action closer to shore. The summer sailfish  are hanging around the reefs and wrecks and eager to play the game. If you don’t like the sporty seas of winter and want to catch a few sailfish now’s the time. KIMG0840_01

All is good in the Bahamas. We fished from Walkers Cay to Green Turtle Cay and found an excellent tuna bite everywhere we’ve been. The Yellowfin Tuna have consistently been 40 to 50 miles off the Bahama Bank, 50 off Walkers/Grand Cay and 40 miles off Green Turtle. Black Fin and Skipjack Tuna are abundant from 15 to 25 miles off the Bank. The deep dropping and reef fishing is excellent as usual.KIMG0816_02

Now’s the time to get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters for a local charter or Bahamas Fishing Adventure. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com