Leaving Jupiter Inlet on a Winter morning is sometimes a little bumpy. Not today. It was flat calm with a slight NW wind.
The team on board was made up of Bob, Gayle, Paul, and Nancy. We headed north and made a few stops in some choice areas, catching a dozen or so ladyfish, and blue runners on light-tackle.
Then we caught about 15 nice mackerel, and a bluefish up to the northern sector. My guests expressed that fun was had by all.
The bonus was that they took home some mackerel that was skinned and deboned for a nice fish fry. I sure do love fresh mackerel. They taste great and are so heart healthy, like salmon, and sardines. Lot's of omega oils.
Ken and Emilee with a snook
Larry, Ken, and Emilee fished the Loxahatchee River and caught 8 jacks on top-water plug, a ladyfish, snapper, and snook on a pretty day that turned a little rainy.
Catching a mixed bag of fish on light, and ultra light spinning tackle, which included jack, runners, mackerel, lane, mutton snapper and losing some nice mystery fish that broke off. I surmise they were grouper.
The action was fast and furious , even thought the boat was doing the real "rock and roll'. The seas that day, were 4-6 foot and building to 5-7'.
The weather was less than favorable on trip day with the winds kicking up to 25-MPH. Seas were posted on NOAA at 5-7 foot with an occasional 9 footer mixed in, just to keep us in the back country. We might have been a little disappointed but plan B turned out to be a relaxing, peaceful, explosive top-water action-packed day with beautiful scenery.
We even saw a manatee or two.
Lucky Gander Mountain winners, Steven and Dave
What a beautiful day to go fishing off Jupiter Florida .The seas were calm, the sky was clear, and the fish were biting.
Using live bait, light tackle, Shimano reels spooled with Trikfish mono line, Trikfish flourocarbon leader, as well as Daichi circle hooks. All available at your local Gander Mountain Store.
Pictured here are lucky trip winner Steven (R) and almost brother in law Dave (L) caught some nice dorado and tuna with a beautiful full moon in the easterly horizon.
Greetings fellow fishing fans!
Cooler morning temperatures and less afternoon showers. October is a transition month to bring in the winter fish such as tarpon, blues ,jack, mackerel, spinner-sharks, and ribbon-fish that are starting to grace us with their presence. Feeding on the finger mullet that are still migrating from the north to the south. Some of those fish will continue migrating with the mullet while others will stay with us.
Even though we still are enjoying some summer species like albies, snook, goliath grouper, skipjack and blackfin tunas, sailfish, wahoo and kings. As the weather cools off most of the summer fish will leave us.
Light tackle and fly fishing for snook, and jack.
Light tackle and fly fishing the mullet schools for the above predators.
Snook and tarpon.
Goliath grouper, cuda, amber jack, snapper, grouper and some cobia.
Dolphin, sails, shark, tunas, wahoo.
Keep in mind that everyday is different, and prevailing conditions dictate
our plan of action.
Randy of Washington DC
Dr Randy from Washington D.C., along with his nephew Sebastian, despite his cold and flu symptoms, did some night snook fishing with light tackle and live bait. The team caught 22 snooks including 4-slot sized keepers that were all revived and released.
Good catching guys ,thanks for being so conservation-minded.
Bill and Bill Jr.
Bill and Bill Jr of PA caught and released 8 snooks of up to 22-pounds inshore.Then offshore, they caught Bonitas and lost a goliath grouper.
Good day fishing fans,
Welcome to this site!
July may be my favorite month of the year to fish. Both small and big baits are usually plentiful, which makes it fun to live-chum the fish into a feeding frenzy. That way they tend to let down their guard and bite our hooked fly and bait.
Some days we are fortunate enough to catch 8-species of fish or more in a day, all quality fish. Inshore it's possible to catch multiple world class size snook on spin, plug, and fly tackle. Cubera snapper are mixed in and so are jack, and cuda.
We also get tarpon along the beaches, as well as cobia ,and bonito again on spin and fly. Out in a little deeper water are grouper and snapper, as well as giant sharks.
The Gulfstream fishing can bring opportunities of catching tuna, wahoo, marlin, sailfish, dolphin,and tripletail.
No bull this is prime time.
Sure it's hot , and yes some days we get some nasty squalls, but it can be worth it to a true fishing aficionado.
Retired Navy Veteran James from FL., and son Chris from Colorado teamed up to catch 13 snook weighing up to 22 lbs. on light tackle.
They also lost a jumbo snook estimated at close to 30 lbs.
Great catching guys!
Buddy and Pat
Hello fellow fisherman!
The spring season is here! Wow, there are some big fish outside in the deep blue sea.
The bull and sandbar sharks are along the ledges feeding on middle food chain species like kingfish, bonito, and cobia, which we are now targeting.
The kings are up to 30-pounds, and the cobia are average size.
Except yesterday Matt caught a 60-pounder.
Buddy caught a mutton about 9-pounds the other day on a wreck. Nice fish Buddy!
Brian and Michelle, caught lots of fish with their twins up the ICW. It was a nice variety of fish on light spin tackle.
Ray, had a 20-plus pound jack, a bonito, and so many lost mystery fish while wreck fishing. I suspect the fish were cobia, snapper, and cobia being gobbled down by goliath grouper and bull sharks. We were out gunned with 60-pound braid on the mainline. Nice boat Ray! We better start bringing the big rods.
To summarize, the ICW is good for light spin and fly tackle.
KIng fishing has been inconsistent, even though some fish are smoker size. Snapper fishing is doable.
Sharks are the targeted monsters, as well as the goliath grouper. African pompano,amberjack, and cobia are available when we can pull them away from the apex predators.
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