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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

1st place dolphin

NO WAY, FIRST PLACE DOLPHIN, UNBELIEVABLE

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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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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 www.reelbusycharters.com

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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