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.
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.
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
Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. The winds of March have kept us at the dock for most of the month and the dolphin fishing’s been a bit hit and miss so far.
Yesterday was a hit and we caught 17 dolphin, released 3 of them and jumped off a few more. Most of the dolphin were 5 or 6 pounds with 4 small gaffers of 7 or 8 pounds. The dolphin fishing will continue to improve this month and will be consistently good in the coming weeks.
There’s been a few Blackfin Tuna scattered about but they haven’t begun stacking up on Push Button Hill as of yet. They usually start showing up in March and we’ll let you know when they do.
We had a screaming wahoo hooked up yesterday but pulled the hook on the trademark chargeback. The wahoo fishing is usually good this time of year from Jensen Beach to Jupiter especially around the full moons.
Sardines and Threadfins are finally starting to show up north of the inlet and you can expect plenty of bait around in the next week or so. As the bait shows up so will packs of cobia around the reefs and wrecks.
Get hooked up with REEL BUSY CHARTERS, Call Capt. Wayne 772-341-6609 www.reelbusycharters.com