Category Archives: offshore fishing


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


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

1st place dolphin


Hello Fish Fans, The red hot dolphin bite that usually goes off during April and May passed us by this year. The dolphin were scattered about like the weeds and most of the slammer and trophy size dolphin never made it to the west side of the gulfstream.  We picked away at school size dolphin of 4 to 8 pounds last week and big blackfin tuna of 15 to 25 pounds.KIMG0788_02

The TCBA Fishing Tournament usually held on Memorial Day Weekend was postponed a week to avoid the wind, rain and sporty seas. We ended up fishing the tournament with another group that had previously booked that Saturday.

We headed out at 6am and spent the first couple of hours trolling the blue water edge for wahoo and dolphin. Only one mystery bite so we headed offshore to find that big bull dolphin that we all envision when we leave the dock on tournament day.

We ran out to 1000 feet of water before we found good conditions with scattered weeds, flying fish and debris. It wasn’t long before we had our first bite and boated a small dolphin. We continued out to 1500 feet of water and with no additional bites we headed back into a 1000 feet.

We came across some float and as we approached we had dolphin of 5 to 10 pounds on both sides of the boat. We fished that float for over an hour and the dolphin just swam around and flipped us off. Live bait, dead bait, chunking and trolling they had no interest in playing the game. We had just come off a full moon so they’ve probably been pigging out for days.

We cleared the lines and headed back to the dock at 3pm feeling like someone crapped on our birthday cake. The tournament high and delusions of grander are gone. Just one small dolphin in the box after 8 hours of aggressive fishing. Fishing was great but the catching…not so much.

We pulled into our slip at Pirates Cove and went straight to the weigh station to check the standings and the tournament high was back. Not only was our 6.74 pound dolphin worth weighing in,  it was the first place dolphin worth 1500.00. UNBELIEVABLE !

Thank You Treasure Coast Builders Association for another enjoyable tournament, dinner was great this year. Tournament photo provided by Don Youngelaus.

Get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters for a Stuart Florida Fishing Charter or Bahamas fishing Adventure. It’s yellowfin tuna time in the Bahamas so give us a call and let’s go catch’m. Call Capt. Wayne, 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.comKIMG0755_01






Steady Pick and Big Tuna

Hello Fish Fans, Welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Strong easterly breezes last week pushed more dolphin into the neighborhood. We had a steady pick of weeds and small dolphin this morning and there were a few gaffers and slammers reported. The winds are forecast to remain from the east and northeast this week. This should bring the scattered weeds together and allow the weed lines to form up. There’s plenty of dolphin pushing through but they’re  scattered about like the weeds. KIMG0748_01

Had a great time on another 2 day Bahamas Fishing Adventure. The seas were still a bit choppy on the east side of the gulfstream so we spent Sunday morning fishing off the corner. We caught a white marlin,  dolphins and blackfin tunas. The second day we fired up the radar and went hunting for yellowfin tuna north of the Bahama Bank. We caught skipjack tunas, big blackfin tunas up to 20 pounds and three yellowfin tuna, 42, 45 and 73 pounds. This time the shark only got the guts, you gotta love it.   KIMG0749_01

May, June and July is the time to get hooked up with REEL BUSY CHARTERS and customize your own Bahamas Fishing Adventure. Take your pick or mix it up we’ll be catching Yellowfin Tuna and Blackfin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Groupers and Snappers. Call Capt. Wayne 772-341-6609 and check us out at www.reelbusycharters.comKIMG0745_01KIMG0742_01



Gotta Get Lucky

Hello Fish Fans, Welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The dolphin bite continues to be hit & miss and you gotta get lucky.

We’ve been catching some 10 to 20 pound dolphin but they’ve been scattered about like the weeds, all over the place.  Some days you get lucky and other days not so much. Westerly winds and a screaming gulfstream current has kept the vast majority of the dolphin on the eastern side of the gulfstream.  The strong easterly breezes this week should push more slammer dolphin to the western side of the gulfstream.  KIMG0740_02

There’s been a few sailfish scattered about. We catch a couple sailfish one day and don’t see another sail for a day or two. As the easterly winds settle back down and the weed lines form up, sailfish, dolphin and wahoo should be eager to play the game.

There continues to be a decent wahoo bite. They’re scattered about but we’ve had our best bite from Stuart to Jupiter from 140′ to 240′ of water. Starting to see a few smoker kings off the Loran Tower Ledges and few snakes from the 6 mile to the 8 mile reef. KIMG0727_01

There was a few blackfin tuna showing up on the current edges last week so they should be showing up on Push Button Hill reel soon.

Had a great time on a two day Bahamas Fishing Adventure last week catching slammer dolphin, tuna and wahoo. Now’s the time to customize your Bahamas Fishing adventure aboard the REEL BUSY. Take your pick or do it all…Deep Dropping for yellow eye and queen snapper or trolling for dolphin, wahoo, billfish and tuna or running and gunning for yellow fin tuna, yellow tailing or mutton fishing the islands and reefs. KIMG0731_02

Stuart Florida or the Bahamas we’ll hook you up with a great time on the water catching fish. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609


A Couple of Slammers

Hello Fish Fans and welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The dolphin fishing continues to improve and we’re starting to see a few slammer dolphin pushing through.

It was a slow pic most of the week and we only caught 4 dolphin yesterday but a pair of slammer dolphin made the day. The cow piled in first and a 23 lb. bull dolphin piled on next. The dolphin fishing will continue to improve in the coming days and there’ll be some monster dolphin caught in the coming weeks. KIMG0711_02

We’ve had 1 or 2 wahoo bites on the planner rod most days. We caught a small wahoo or wehoo yesterday and pulled off a big wahoo in the wash. There’s not many kingfish around the reefs and the blackfin tuna have yet to pile up on Push Button Hill.

Another front’s pushing through today and we hope to find a few more slammer dolphin when we get back on the water on Tuesday. We’ve got a couple days open next week so give us a call and get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609KIMG0717_01


Starting to Show

Hello Fish Fans and welcome aboard the REEL BUSY.  The dolphin fishing was pitifully slow again last week but they finally starting to show up yesterday. It wasn’t red hot but we came home with 5 dolphin of 5 to 8 pounds, lost a few and released a few peanuts. My Other Honey fished today and caught 6 dolphin.

The tuna haven’t started moving back onto the hill yet but they will and it won’t be long. There’s been a few cobia and kingfish on the reefs and wrecks and this too should get a whole lot better reel soon. There’s a few sailfish scattered about and as the bait returns to the wrecks we’ll have a few more sailfish hanging around to play the game.

Looks like it’s time to catch some fish so get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters and let’s go catch’em. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609


Ready for Springtime Fishing

Hello Fish Fans and welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The multiple cold fronts of March have only let us get offshore a few times a week. We’ve had a few good days since our last report but some days we’re pitifully slow for this time of year. Hopefully todays front is the last of them and we’ll get back to catching our springtime fish. Sailfish, dolphin, tuna, kingfish, cobia and wahoo. KIMG0700_02

The sailfish bites been pitifully slow on most days but they’re still scattered about and any day can be a great day. We caught and released 6 sailfish on a 3/4 day last week and never saw one on the other 3 days we fished. We should get one or two in the spread on most days in April and any day can be a great day. KIMG0701_01

The  dolphin bites been hit and miss. We only had one double digit dolphin day and threw back half of them. There’s been allot of mini mahi and schoolsize dolphin but only a few heavy lifters or gaffers. Overall the dolphin  bites been pitifully slow on most days. The good news is April’s just around the corner and that’s prime time dolphin fishing off the coast of Stuart. KIMG0670_01

The blackfin tuna that started showing up earlier this month all but disappeared. There’s been a few scattered about the last couple of weeks and they’ll be back in numbers as soon as the waters warm up a bit.

The cold fronts have kept the kingfish population down south and they’ll migrate up the coast in April as the waters warm up again. There’s been a few kingfish scattered about the usual spots but should be good in the coming weeks.

The wahoo bites not red hot but we’ve been catching one here and there, especially around the full moon.

The cobia started to show up and when the wind and seas stay settled for more than a few days packs of cobia will start hanging around the reefs and wrecks. KIMG0676_01

With a slow bite on the troll we spent some time bottom fishing on a couple of our charters. The deep water snapper bites been excellent when the currents not screaming. Vermillion snapper are big and plentiful out deep but you’ll earn them fishing in 300 feet of water. Moving into the 100 foot reefs we bent the rods catching, venting and releasing a couple dozen genuine red snapper. Sure would’ve been nice to keep a few for dinner. KIMG0683_01

Now’s the time to get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters for a Stuart Florida Fishing Charter or Bahamas Fishing Adventure. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 KIMG0704_01





Too Sporty to Fish this week

Hello Fish Fans and welcome to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. We we’re lucky enough to get offshore a few times last week and caught sailfish, dolphin, kingfish, tuna and wahoo. The wind and seas got all fired up last weekend and it’s been a bit too sporty for fishing since. The inlet has been impassable the last couple of days with 8 to 12 foot swells breaking across the mouth of the inlet. Hope to get back out this weekend to catch some fish.

There’s been a few sailfish scattered about and we’re getting 1 or 2 sailfish bites on most days. As the bait starts finding it’s way back to the reefs and wrecks there’ll be more sailfish eager to play the game.KIMG0668_01

The dolphin bite slowed to a crawl last week as this last front approached and 2 of the dolphin we caught were mini dolphin. Most of the dolphin have been 5 to 10 pounds and there’s been a few 20 to 30 pound dolphin in the mix. Should be a good dolphin bite when the wind and seas settle back down.KIMG0605_01

The blackfin tuna have started showing up from the loran tower ledge to push button hill. Most of the blackfins are 5 to 10 pounds but we always catch a few pushing 20 pounds during the spring.

There’s been a few wahoo scattered about from the loran tower ledge to the 8 mile reef. We caught one on the hill and one off the loran tower last week. Now’s the time for Stuart Florida Wahoo Fishing so put out some wire and go catch’m.

Small kingfish and a few cobia are starting to show up on the reefs and wrecks. Expect to see more kingfish and cobia as the seas settle down and the bait moves in. KIMG0608_02

Springtime fishing off the coast of Stuart Fl. is good to excellent on most days so get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters and catch fish. Call Capt. Wayne 772-341-6609 or


Dolphin, Kingfish and Tuna

Hello Fish Fans and welcome aboard the REEL BUSY.  The wind laid down for a week or so and we’ve been catching dolphin, kingfish, tuna and sailfish.KIMG0633_01

The dolphin bite was good to excellent for most of the week catching a dozen one day and 13 the next. Most of the dolphin have been small with a few 8 to 12 pound gaffers in the mix. The bite went from hot to not on Sunday and more of the same on Monday. We expect to have a good to excellent dolphin bite again as the wind and seas settle back down next week. KIMG0637_02

The sailfish bite slowed to a crawl and it’s been just a pick for a week or two now. There’ll continue to be a few sailfish hanging around and catching 1 or 2 should be doable on most days. KIMG0643_02

Blackfin tuna and skipjack tuna have started to arrive on the current edge of the gulfstream and push button hill. Most of the blackfins we’ve been catching are 7 to 10 pounds but there’ll be 15 to 25 pound blackfins in the mix as we transition into springtime.KIMG0644_01

Small kingfish have moved onto the reefs and wrecks and they’re eager to play the game. Most of the kingfish right now are 5 to 10 pounds. The larger kingfish of 20 to 40 pounds will start showing up as we transition into spring.

We’ve yet to catch our first wahoo of the year but there’s 1 or 2 caught by somebody on most days. The cobia haven’t showed up in numbers yet but they’re on their way.

Now’s a great time to get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters for a Stuart Florida Fishing Charter.  Reserve your dates today  for a Bahamas Fishing Adventure during the spring and summer months. Call or text Capt. Wayne 772-341-6609 or check us out at