Hot to Not

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing report. The Mahi Mahi bite shut down last week and the Mahi bites were few and far between. We got lucky and found a few on most of our charters but it was a disappointing week of Mahi fishing overall.

There was a few Blackfin Tuna on Push button Hill but most of them too small to mess with. The gulfstream current slowed to a crawl last week so there’s wasn’t much squid and baitfish being pushed up into the water column which holds the Blackfins on the hill.

There was a few Wahoo bites reported and as the full moon of April approaches the Wahoo bite should improve. It’s a good time of year break out the planner or downrigger while Mahi fishing or high speed trolling for Wahoo.

Most of the Cobia took the week off as well. There was a few caught but it was hit and miss on both the Donaldson Reef and the Sand Pile.

There’s a few Sailfish around and there was a decent Sailfish bite to the south towards Jupiter last week. There wasn’t much going on over the weekend but there was several reports of 3 to 5 releases earlier in the week.

We look forward to getting back out there tomorrow and hope to find a better bite. We’ll see you on the water, Capt. Wayne Brodeur Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 IMGP0500

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Mahi Mahi

We’ve started to see some larger Dolphin/Mahi Mahi showing up out of Stuart FL. still hit or miss on the bigger fish. Bill and his grand kids in for spring break had a good day catching some nice size Dolphin from 15-30 lbs. Then we bounced around on a couple inshore wrecks looking for a Cobia only to catch some small Jacks and fought a large Bull Shark getting him up a couple times we threw a few jigs but no Cobia following him. Still ended up being a great day on the water!

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“Bill Chaser” – Captain Don Cartwright

phone: (561) 248-8218




Mahi Mahi Action

Welcome aboard the Reel Busy and our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report.  The Mahi Mahi bite’s been excellent on the current edges in 180 to 280 feet of water. The edges are well defined and holding allot of small Mahi’s from 3 to 5 pounds. We had a few 7 to 10 pound Mahi’s in the mix but didn’t see any 20 pounders last week. The Mahi fishing should continue to be good to excellent and bigger mahi’s are on the way so get out there and catch’em.

The Blackfin Tuna have started showing up on Push Button Hill but there moving on and off the hill so it’s been inconsistent. The schools of Blackfin vary in size so one day they were all 3 to 4 pounds and the next day they’re all 6 to 8 pounds. There’s not allot of 15 to 20 pound Blackfins caught on Push Button Hill but most of the big ones are caught between now and the end of April.

The Cobia have arrived and are hanging around the Sand Pile and Donaldson Reef. There’s been decent numbers of Cobia around for a week or so but there’s more 30 to 40 pound Cobia showing up now. We haven’t seen any Manta Rays cruising the reefs with Cobia in tow but we saw another Manta Ray free jumping offshore yesterday.

Stuart Florida Fishing is fired up and you can take your pick : Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish and Cobia, it’s all good. We’ll see you on the water, Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609  IMGP0514

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Mahi and Sailfish

Our last few trips have seen a mix of sailfish and dolphin out of Stuart, FL. Yesterdays trip with Jon and the guys from Moorehaven had fast and furious dolphin action for a few hours in the morning! As the day progressed and more boats arrived to the area fishing slowed down but the guys had plenty of fish to bring home by then. The day before we had the Doan charter out for a full day with a mix of trolling and live baiting which we manage to put some nice dolphin in the box to 15 lbs. and catch Ian his first sailfish. Spring yields some of the best charter fishing Stuart FL. has to offer!

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“Bill Chaser” – Captain Don Cartwright

phone: (561) 248-8218