Dolphin and Tuna Time

Welcome aboard the Reel Busy and to our St. Lucie Inlet fishing Report.  The dolphin fishing’s been getting better and  the Blackfin Tuna are stacking up around the hill.

The constantly changing  winds have kept the weeds and dolphin scattered about so we’ve been catching dolphin in 75 feet of water one day and 400 to 600 the next.  There’s allot of small dolphin some days but there’s also allot of 20 to 30 pound dolphin being caught .  We’ve got a few days before it starts to blow so get out there this weekend and catch some dolphin.

The tuna fishing on and around the hill has been good to excellent although we’ve been throwing back as many as we’re keeping. There’s no size limit on them but there’s not much meat on a 2 pound tuna and it’ll be 4 or 5 pounds when it returns next year. We caught another 15 pound blackfin on the hill last week so there’s a few big ones around for the lucky angler.

Kingfish have started showing up in numbers and there’s still a few sailfish scattered about the offshore reefs and wrecks. The cobia got hammered pretty good for the last couple of weeks and the cobia bite slowed a bit but the next wave of cobia is on the way and it’ll pick back up.

It’s a great time of year for some Stuart Florida Fishing so get offshore and catch some fish. Good Luck, we’ll see you out there. Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 IMG_1778001

Hit or Miss

The last couple weeks of charter fishing out of Stuart FL. has been hit or miss. One day we have great dolphin action with some nice size fish from 15-30 lbs. and the next day only catching a few small fish. Still seeing a few sailfish around as well. Capt. John has been having decent action in the river with Snook, Jacks, Bluefish and some Pompano. The weather has been nice allowing us to get out most days.



“Bill Chaser” – Captain Don Cartwright

phone: (561) 248-8218



Yellowtail Snapper

Left the inlet at 7:30am monday morning, met with solid 4-5 footers.  The wind never let up but the game plan was bottom fishing then troll or livebait for Cobia.  It didn’t take long to get the yellowtails going at depth of 70′ until a 6′ barracuda showed up.   The bite slowed some while he was around then a shark decided to join us as well.   The shark really put the fish down and we decided to haul anchor and move.  Off to the sandpile where we saw a few boats.  Stayed there for about an hour with the sharks, never saw a cobia.   It was a rough day but still had success.




Dolphin, Tuna, Sailfish and Cobia

Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and our St. Lucie Inlet fishing Report. It was a good week of fishing off the coast of Stuart last week and the best is yet to come.

Dolphin fishing wasn’t red hot but there was a steady pick of lifters and small gaffers scattered about with a few 15 to 25 pound dolphin in the mix. We had most of our dolphin bites in 80 to 180 feet of water on most days and the mid 200’s on the others. There’ll be allot of big dolphin caught over the 4 to 6 weeks so get out there and catch’m.

Blackfin Tuna are schooling on and around Push Button Hill as they do this time of year. Some of these schools will consist of 2 to 4 pound tunas, others will be 5 to 8 pound tunas and there’s always a few 10 to 15 pound tunas lurking around if you get lucky.

Sailfish may not be the main attraction this time of year but there’s a few around and they’re eager to play the game. The sailfish bite is fast and aggressive this time of year and always a nice bonus to a box full of tuna and/or dolphin.

Bull Sharks and Cobia provided plenty of action for most of the week on the sand pile. The bull sharks can make it challenging to get a big cobia to the boat but we caught as many cobia off the sharks as we fed to them.

Good Luck & Good Fishing, We’ll see you out there. Capt. Wayne, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609 Blackfin Group Shot Reel Busy

Rob-Mon Report

From our fishing forum: Rob-Mon

Underway from Manatee Pocket just after sunrise on Wednesday we found calm seas and light boat traffic. Passed all the folks anchored on the sand pile and headed straight to a 100 foot spot that showed plenty of potential on the fish finder. My first mate Susan again put on a fishing clinic, boating the first nice fat yellowtail.


We kept the chum flowing and the school of 2-3 pounders interested, with some nice mangrove snapper mixed in. The toughest part for us was picking through the (barely) undersized AJ’s. They were all about one inch short and I lost count after we boated and released over twenty of them.

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Had one nice bull about 30 pounds eat a live blue runner and put on a classic fight that kept us both on our toes until it was in the cooler. That will keep us coming back out for more! Great day, beautiful weather, and a great fishing crew of one. Also had a hammerhead crash the chum slick that was over eight feet long and sighted our first leatherback turtle of the Spring.




SUNDAY Charters

Welcome aboard – SUNDAY Charters.  The last two weeks  have seen a lot of fishing effort despite limited results.  We did manage to catch some nice fish though , a 27lb Mahi, 18lb Wahoo, 35lb Cobia, and other Mahi in the 6 to 8lb range, and one Sailfish. Be patient and fish hard, thanks, Henry aboard SUNDAY @ 321-720-9266


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Captain Henry Otto Jr.

Pirates Cove Marina, Stuart Fl

Phone: 321-720-9266


Boys First Mahi

This is Eli (on left) and Ridgway’s (on right) first Mahi catch for both of them.  Eli is 9, Ridgway is 10. They had a great day.  Both reeled the fish in on their own.  Needless to say they were very excited.  The catch was last week in 200ft off the inlet.

Thanks Jeff for submitting and great job to the boys.