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Dolphin, Sailfish and Snappers

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. We’ve been catching Dolphin on most days, Sailfish on some days and Snappers when nothing else wants to play the game. Dirty water and a southbound current slowed the bite on the reefs but the waters cleaning up and there’s more catching going on.KIMG0526_01

The dolphin fishing slowed a bit last week and we’ve had no double digit catches since our last report. The weekend was a bit better catching five and seven from 5 to 15 pounds so there should be more catching going on this week. KIMG0528_01

There’s allot more sailfish showing up but we’ve seen more free jumpers and window shoppers than sailfish eager to play the game. One to Three releases have been the norm so far but they should get fired up reel soon. The sailfish tournaments get started this week with the Quicky at Fish Heads and the Pirates Cove Sailfish Classic. KIMG0524_02

We spend most of our days targeting sailfish, dolphin, tuna, wahoo and kingfish but we’ll be happy to hook you up with a bottom fishing trip catching snapper and grouper if that’s your preference.

Get hooked up with REEL BUSY CHARTERS call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

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Catching Dolphin / Too Sporty

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report.  We’ve had a good catch of dolphin on all of our fishing charters this month but it’s been a bit too sporty for fishing this week. The conditions look to be settling down by the weekend and the dolphin and sailfish should be eager to play the game.KIMG0511_01

We’ve been catching a dozen or more dolphin on most days from 5 to 15 pounds. The dolphin fishing will continue to be good to excellent on most days and the weekly cool fronts should fire up the sailfish bite. KIMG0513_01

Sailfish and dolphin will be providing most of the action offshore with a scattering of bonito, kingfish, tuna and wahoo. Get hooked up with REEL BUSY CHARTERS and catch some fish. Check us out at www.reelbusycharters.com.  Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609

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Here Come the Dolphin

Hello Fish Fans, welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. There wasn’t much fishing aboard the REEL BUSY in September between hurricanes and the annual haul out for paint, wax and maintenance but we’re back on the water catching fish.KIMG0484_01

October started out on the slow side with a scattered pick of dolphin, sailfish, kingfish and tuna. The dolphin fishing picked up as the week went on last week and the fall run of dolphin has begun. KIMG0479_01

Yesterday we caught 15 dolphin up to 20 pounds and a sailfish. Most of the dolphin we’re 8 to 12 pounds with a few from 15 to 20 pounds. There’s still a few peanut dolphin in the deeper waters of the gulfstream but most of the larger dolphin we’ve been catching have been in 100 to 200 feet of water. KIMG0507_01

Early last week there was few jumbo blackfin tuna around of 15 to 25 pounds but haven’t heard or seen them since. The tuna will continue to pop up on and off throughout the fall along the edge of the gulfstream but don’t expect them to be stacked up on the hill as they do in the spring and summer months, they’ll be scattered about.

We’re still catching a few kingfish but mostly smaller snake kings, not as many smoker kings as we had a month or so ago.

There’s been a few Wahoo off the coast of Stuart/Jupiter but the reports from the Bahamas side has been excellent. It’s a great time of year for a two or three day West End Bahamas Adventure catching Wahoo. KIMG0492_02

The first sailfish to show up in the early sailfish migration are the smaller pups from 5 to 25 pounds. We caught our first pup yesterday of 5 to 10 pounds. We hate to handle sailfish to much and prefer to leave them in the water unless we need measurements for a mount. This little guy yesterday managed to jump into the spread and wrap up in another line so we quickly got him unwrapped and back in the water for the next angler to enjoy. KIMG0500_01

Stuart Florida to the Bahamas, Novice to the experienced angler, Reel Busy Charters will hook you up with a great time on the water catching fish. Call or Text Capt. Wayne Brodeur, 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

 

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Sails, Fins, Kings and Tunas

Welcome aboard the Reel Busy and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Sailfish, kingfish and bonito continue to provide most of the action offshore. There’s been a slow pic of blackfin tuna on the hill and we’re starting to see a few more dolphin scattered about. sail

Sailfish, kingfish and bonita will continue to be eager to play the game on most days and the dolphin fishing will continue to improve as fall approaches.  kinggirl

Availability is not an issue this time of year so give us a call and let’s go catching. Call or text Capt. Wayne Brodeur at  772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

 

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Sailfish and Kingfish

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Sailfish, kingfish and bonito have been providing most of the action with a few dolphin and tuna in the mix.

The summer sailfish bite was all fired up yesterday. We caught and released 5 out of 6 sailfish bites and headed back to the dock at 1pm.  Most of our sailfish action has been east and southeast of the inlet in 80 to 120 feet of water. We’ve had a good to excellent sailfish bite for most of July and August is off to an excellent start. The sailfish bite was excellent last August and we expect another red hot sailfish bite this month. sail-1

The blackfin tuna on the hill have been here today and gone tomorrow for most of the year. One day we can catch dozen or more in a couple hours and the next day be lucky to catch one or two.

The dolphin bite continues to be a struggle but there’s a few pushing through 12 to 18 miles off the inlet. We’ve been catching a few in 600 to 800 feet of water when we’ve ventured out deep but it’s hard to go hunting when the sailfish are all fired up just 5 to 6 miles off the inlet.

The kingfish bite’s been excellent and there’s a few cobia around the reefs and wrecks as well.

Get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters for Stuart Florida Fishing and Bahamas Fishing Adventures. Call Captain Wayne Brodeur at 772-341-6609  www.reelbusycharters.com

 

 

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Stuart Florida to Grand Cay Bahamas

Welcome aboard the Reel Busy and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report.  We’ve been bouncing back for forth with our Stuart Florida Fishing Charters and Bahamas Fishing Adventures to Grand Cay Bahamas.

On the Stuart side we’ve been catching sailfish, dolphin, tuna, kingfish, bonito, amberjacks, cobia, sharks and goliath grouper.

The blackfin tuna never really stacked up on the hill like they usually do but we’re catching 7 to 10 on most days. Most of the blackfins are football size of 4 to 6 pounds but there’s a few 8 to 12 pound tuna in the mix. KIMG0351_01

The sailfish bite slowed a bit before picking back up last week. There’s plenty of live bait around and it’s your best bet this time of year if you’re looking to catch a few sailfish. We’ve had our best action east/southeast of the inlet from 80 to 160 feet of water but sailfish are showing up around all the Stuart Florida Wrecks and Reefs.

The dolphin fishing continues to be hit and miss but there’s been a fair to good dolphin bite from 400 to 800 feet of water on most days. There’s been a few scattered dolphin closer to shore but the best dolphin bites been 10 to 20 miles offshore.

Kingfish and bonito are abundant around the reefs and wreck with amberjack and cobia in the mix. Yellowfin 1

On the Bahamas side we’ve been catching tuna, snapper and grouper. The tuna bites been good. We’re catching blackfin and skipjack tuna on every trip and yellowfin tuna on most of our trips. On the second day of our 3 day Bahamas Fishing Adventures we’ve been beating up mutton snapper from 10 to 20 pounds. Matt mutton

Light tackle fishing for muttons on the Bahama Bank is a must for all mutton enthusiasts.  We’re fishing 10 to 20 feet of water so the bull dogging runs of the muttons are awesome. Call Capt. Wayne and customize your Bahamas Fishing Adventure today 772-341-6609.Kristina Mutton

Get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters for great time catching fish from Stuart Florida to the Bahamas. Call Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com

 

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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