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Summer Sailfish and Mahi Mahi

Hello fish Fans,  Welcome aboard the Reel Busy and to our Stuart Florida Fishing Report. Sailfish and Mahi are the main attraction right now and we’re also catching tuna, kingfish and wahoo. IMG_1763

The summer sailfish bite has been excellent on most days for the last few weeks. We’ve been catching 3 to 5 sailfish on most of our sailfish charters and caught 9 a couple days ago. The sailfish bite should continue to be good to excellent so give us a call and Let’s Go Catch’m. IMG_1754

The dolphin / mahi mahi fishing has been hit and miss. They’ve been scattered about like the weeds and scattered weeds has made for challenging to fish. We fished a bit further offshore in the deeper waters of the gulfstream  a few days ago and caught 25 dolphin,  jumping off another dozen. The best dolphin bite on most days will be in the deeper waters of the gulfstream from 15 to 25 miles offshore.IMG_1746

We’ve been catching a few blackfin tuna of 15 to 25 pounds but they’ve been scattered about. Kingfish and false albacore are abundant on the reef line providing some action in-between the sailfish bites. Now’s a great time to get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters and catch fish. Give us a call and Let’s Go Catch’m.

I’ll be back reel soon with another fishing report from Stuart Florida, Sailfish Ca[ital of the World. Catch you later, Captain Wayne 772-341-6609IMG_1638IMG_1760IMG_1708

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Mixed Bag Tunas, Mahi’s and Sailfish

Hello Fish Fans, Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Offshore Fishing Report. The last few weeks has been as  unpredictable as the weather report. The sailfish, dolphin and tuna have turned on and off from day to day and taking turns playing the game.

The sailfish were scattered about as expected and starting to show up for the summer bite a few weeks ago. The sailfish bite turned on last week should be good to excellent on most days through July. The bites been shallow and the sailfish have been plentiful so enjoy the calmer seas of summer and the summer sailfish bite. IMG_1518

The blackfin tuna that usually stack up on Push Button Hill in April have finally arrived so I thought. I’ve been checking the  hill for blackfins about once a week for weeks with very little action. We had an excellent blackfin bite on the hill last week but it shut down over the weekend. On Friday we caught a few blackfins before catching a wahoo and watching a white marlin tearing them up. The bite shut down and they moved off the hill but they’ll be back reel soon. IMG_1556

The dolphin bite has been good, excellent and non-existent the last few weeks. We’ve had days with so much weed scattered about that finding fishable water and dolphin was a challenge. We’ve also had days the weed lines were formed up with large patches and dolphin are plentiful. For the most part the best dolphin bite has been shallow from 80′ to 150′ of water with school size dolphin of 4 to 8 pounds. IMG_1532

There’s been plenty of kingfish, bonito and amberjack to bend the rods around the reefs and wrecks when the sailfish, dolphin and tuna don’t want to play the game. IMG_1561

Get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters and the new Reel Busy. This 40′ CABO EXPRESS with Seakeeper Stabilization and AC inside and out is the perfect offshore charter boat for summertime fishing off the coast of Stuart Florida and the Bahamas. The Bahamas is opening back up for fishing on July1st so give us a call and book your Bahamas Fishing Adventure.  Catch you later, Captain Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.comIMG_1524

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The Dolphin Bite

Hello Fish Fans, It’s about a month later than normal but the Dolphin Bite is finally here. Covid-19 resulted in April cancellations and May started out hit and miss. It’s great to see an excellent dolphin bite and things slowly getting back to normal. IMG_1434

Had a great time on a 3/4 day charter Saturday with 4 dolphin of 20 to 30 pounds and a handful of 5 to 10 pound dolphin. Had a good dolphin bite again yesterday on a 1/2 day charter with 5 to 10 pound dolphin but only one 20 pounder in the box. The dolphin bite should be excellent again this week and we’ve got a couple days open so give us a call and Let’s Go Catch’m. IMG_1424

The blackfin tuna haven’t shown up in numbers yet but most of the blackfins have been 15 to 25 pounds. There’s been a few blackfins pushing well over 30 pounds and that’s a great bonus to a box of dolphin filets.

The kingfish bite has been excellent from Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet around all the reefs and wrecks. There’s an abundance of 20 to 30 pound kings with a few pushing into the 40′s. Kingfish isn’t one of our preferred targeted species but you gotta love it when they sky 10 to 20 feet in the air attacking the spread.IMG_1448

It’s great to be back on a CABO Fishing Machine. This 2009 40′ CABO EXPRESS is powered with a pair of Caterpillar C-12′s and the SEAKEEPER makes offshore fishing unbelievably comfortable. Not only is new REEL BUSY the fastest and best riding express charter boat in Stuart it’s a true fishing machine with all the comforts of home. Sat. TV, AC inside and out and a large cockpit with fighting chair for those who rather sit than stand up while fighting fish.

The dolphin bite is on so give us a call and get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters, you’ll be glad you did. I’ll be back in a week or so with another St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne  772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.comIMG_1457

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LET’S GO CATCH’EM !

Hello Fish Fans, It’s time to get back on the water and catch some fish. Covid-19 travel restrictions and cancellations kept us off the water for most of the last 6 weeks and I Can’t Take It Anymore! Catch a 10% DISCOUNT on all fishing charters including yellowfin Tuna trips this month IMG_0915Give us a call and LET’S GO CATCH’EM.  Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo and Kingfish. Call Captain Wayne Brodeur with Reel Busy Charters today 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.comIMG_1128

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REEL BUSY IS BACK !

Hello Fish Fans, After a 6 month hiatus on another venture Reel Busy Charters is back and better than ever. The new REEL BUSY is a 2009 40′ CABO EXPRESS with SEAKEEPER STABILIZATION and it’s great to be back in our old slip at Pirate’s Cove Resort and Marina. She’s bigger, faster and wider with a flared bow delivering a dryer more comfortable ride. Our new CABO was built for offshore fishing and it has it all. A large cockpit with fighting chair, AC inside and out, top of the line Garmin and Furuno electronics, all the comforts of home like Satellite TV, galley and head. IMG_0903

The offshore fishing has been hit and miss between the fronts but the good news is the dolphin are starting to show up. As we transition to the springtime fishery we’ll be catching dolphin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, kingfish and cobia. We’ll get back to bi-weekly offshore fishing reports this month and we’ll keep you informed on what the fleets been catching.

We look forward to taking you fishing on the new REEL BUSY, you’re gonna love it. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.comDSC_0009DSC_0017DSC_0016

 

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Sailfish, Dolphin and Tuna

Hello Fish Fans, The fishing’s been good off the coast of Stuart Florida and the Bahamas. Sailfish, dolphin and tuna are providing the action off the coast of Stuart.

The blackfin tuna that stack up on Push Button Hill finally showed up in June. They’re all footballs from 4 to 8 pounds but it’s always nice to put a few fish in the box before we head out to the deeper waters of the gulfstream for dolphin. IMG_0481

There’s been a few dolphin closer to shore but we’ve had our best bite 15 to 20 miles offshore in 650 to 850 feet of water. There’s allot more dolphin out there this time of year. Most of the dolphin are schooling size of 4 to 7 pounds but there’s a few gaffers in the mix. IMG_0489

On the Bahamas side we’ve had an excellent Blackfin Tuna bite. They’re stacked up on both sides of the corner and we caught blackfins up to 28 pounds so far this year. The temperature breaks have been well north of the Bahama Bank so we haven’t been chasing yellowfins. Hopefully next weekend we’ll find closer temperature breaks and cash in on the yellowfin tuna. The deep dropping and reef fishing has been excellent as usual on the Bahama Bank. Queen Snapper, Yellow Eye snapper and grouper every night for dinner is the norm on a Bahamas Fishing Adventure.IMG_0498

We pick up our new fishing machine on Monday and I can’t wait to take you fishing on THE BOUNTY. Our 42′ Viking Express is bigger, faster and has Seakeeper stabilization for maximum comfort. Get hooked up with Reel Busy Charters for a great day on the water catching fish. Call or Text  Capt. Wayne Brodeur 772-341-6609. www.reelbusycharters.com IMG_0441

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Springtime Dissapointment

Hello Fish Fans, Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet fishing Report. The dolphin bite was disappointing this spring. We had some good days but never seem to have the red hot dolphin bite that we’re accustom to in April and May. The dolphin bite was good to excellent on the Bahamas side of the gulfstream but just a pick on the Stuart side of the stream for the last six weeks. Hopefully the easterly breezes we’ve had the last week will push more dolphin our way and we’ll have a good dolphin bite in June.IMG_0396

The blackfin tuna that usually stack up on Push Button Hill during the spring still haven’t showed up in numbers. There’s been a few big blackfins scattered about from 115 feet to 180 feet of water. Scattered weeds have made the hill unfishable for much of the last six weeks and not very productive when it was clean enough to fish it. Hopefully they’ll start moving on to the hill in the coming days. IMG_0361

The sailfish bite turns on and off this time of year but there’s been a decent sailfish bite on most days. They’ve been picky but id f you put out some live baits and wait them out you’ll probably catch a couple. IMG_0275

The winds forced modifications on most of our Bahamas Fishing Adventures in May but we had a great time catching fish. On the troll we caught dolphin, tuna, marlin and wahoo. The deep drop was productive as usual catching grouper, queen snapper and yelloweye snapper. The reef was alive as expected producing red, black and strawberry grouper with yellowtail, mutton snapper and big triggers in the mix. IMG_0329

Our new boat is a 42′ Viking Express called THE BOUNTY and it’s almost ready to take you fishing. The Seakeeper is being installed and we can’t wait to get our new sportfishing machine on the water.IMG_0333

I’ll be back reel soon with an update on the new boat and another offshore fishing report. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609IMG_0388

 

 

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It’s Mahi Mahi Time

Hello Fish Fans, It’s been a tough month of fishing since our last St. Lucie Fishing Report. We’ve had some good days with some nice fish but there’s been days that were disappointing to say the least. The good news is we’re finally catching dolphin / mahi mahi on a regular basis. The constantly changing wind directions continue to keep the Sargasso weed scattered about so we’re fishing the wind rows and catching allot of weed in-between the dolphin bites. IMG_0018

There’s been allot of mini mahi’s but the gaffer dolphin of 10 to 25 pounds are finally showing up as they usually do this time of year. There’s been a few dolphin caught up to 47 pounds this month but we’re still waiting for our 40 to 50 pound dolphin. It’s mahi mahi time so get out there and catch a few.IMG_0182

The sailfish bite slowed to a crawl but it’s been pretty good the last week or so. It’s not red hot but we’re a getting 2 or 3 sailfish bites on most days. IMG_0007

The blackfin tuna still haven’t stacked up on Push Button Hill but there’s been a few big ones scattered about.  We haven’t been catching many but the ones we’ve caught have all been 12 to 25 pounds.IMG_0186

Most of our weekends are already booked through July but there’s still a couple left so give us a call and lock in your dates for a Bahamas Fishing Adventure or Stuart Florida Fishing Charter with Reel Busy Charters. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne 772-341-6609

 

 

 

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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