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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

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Weekend of Sailfish and Dolphin

 

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. It was a beautiful weekend and the sailfish and dolphin took turns for us.

We had an excellent dolphin bite on Saturday in 300 to 400 feet of water. We caught a couple of gaffers and a dozen schooling dolphin of 3 to 5 pounds. There was a few sailfish caught around us but we only had one shot and never got a hook in the little guy.

We had a decent sailfish bite the next day in the same depth and never had a dolphin bite. We had 3 sailfish bites on our morning 1/2 day, a single and a double header. Would have been nice to get dinner with our dance but a pair sailfish dancing off the transom is always an awesome sight to see.

There’s been a few wahoo and some big blackfin tuna scattered about in about 200 feet of water. Kingfish, bonito and barracuda have been abundant on most days around the reefs and wrecks.

The wind and seas have finally settled down and the fishing should continue to be good to excellent on most days. Get hooked-up with Reel Busy Charters. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

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Break in the wind

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. We finally got a break in the wind and fished the morning bite yesterday. We found plenty of action and a few quality bites.

Kingfish, bonito and barracuda provided most of the action with a few dolphin and tuna bites in the mix. We caught a couple of gaffer dolphin about 10/12 pounds and pulled off a few more. The dolphin are pushing through in small packs and the dolphin fishing should continue to be good to excellent on most days.

There’s some big blackfin tuna pushing through in 150 to 180 feet of water. We’re only catching a few but there all 15 to 25 pounds.

The sailfish bite was hot earlier this month going 6 for 9 and a dismal 3 for 7 on our last trips before the hurricane but never had a sailfish bite yesterday.

Windy days and sporty seas have kept us at the dock for most of October but the fishing’s been good. We’ll be catching sailfish, dolphin, tuna, kingfish, bonito and hopefully wahoo or two. CALL Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609    www.reelbusycharters.com

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The Hot Bite

dsc_0410  Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. It’s that time of year and there’s acres of bait and bonitos pushing down the coast with sailfish, dolphin, tuna and wahoo in tow.

The hot bite yesterday was sailfish. All of our action was in 80 to 150 feet of water southeast of the inlet.  The action was almost non-stop as we weaved between the packs flying fish and bonito.

We had to deal with allot of bonito bites but we had 9 sailfish bites and caught and released 6 sailfish on the troll.  Small packs of sailfish are pushing through aggressively attacking the spread and putting on a show.

We’ve been catching a few dolphin on most of our fishing charters but we never had a dolphin bite yesterday. The dolphin fishing is good to excellent in October/ November so I expect they’ll fire up soon.

Fall fishing is excellent and we’ll be catching sailfish, dolphin, kingfish, tuna and wahoo. Give us a call for a great day on the water catching fish.  Capt. Wayne , Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609image3 image1

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Rays and Cobia

My daughter and son-in-law from NJ were visiting us. I was able to take them out the other day and came up on a school of large Manta Rays in 50’ of water just north of the inlet.
Attached is a picture of one of the Rays. As we slowed to about three knots we ended up hooking up with a 15 pound Cobia under the Ray.
Tom , Stuart
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