The Good, Bad and Ugly
Capt. Patrick Price
August 15, 2015
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report
We had good action today catching a limit of Amberjack to 40lbs some kingfish and a small mahi. We caught sharks and a bonito as well and I think we may have had a feeble bite from a sailfish!
Look forward to some great reef action now that the water has finally warmed back up!
Epic day of charter fishing for our guys today. We caught 7 Amberjack keeping a limit of 4 to 35lbs. We also caught a couple of 15lb Almaco Jacks, a 12 and 18lb Gag Grouper, a 35lb Cobia and 4 kingfish to 22lbs. A handful of sharks and bonito were thrown in the mix as well. Tons of action, tons of food, tons of variety on our offshore fishing charter today!
Today our tuna trip was almost a complete bust. We caught about 75lbs of good eating fish but unfortunately no Tuna on today's trip. Between the calm conditions, the rain, and the grass we struggled to approach the birds we found in a effective fashion. Never had a tuna bite and we spent about 2 hours trolling for blue marlin without a bite as well!
We had an action packed morning 1/2 day fishing charter today with Dave and his boys. We caught 7 Kingfish that we kept with 3 in the 18-30lb class. We also caught a limit of amberjacks keeping 3 and releasing a fish in the 25lb range. Broke a couple of grouper off in the bottom.
I am really looking forward to tomorrows full day. I hope the conditions hold up and the fish don't move out!
Left the dock with Sean and Darren with high expectations for knocking out some limits. But the conditions changed drastically overnight and the fish gods had other ideas. We caught 1 out of 3 kingfish and were forced to leave the area because the porpoise were eating all of our fish. Made a wiggle inshore and never had a bite and decided to try bottom fishing. The current was ripping 3 knots in 75ft of water. Made for challenging conditions. We caught 3 amberjack keeping a limit of 2 and we broke a couple of Grouper off. Decided to run north and inshore to try and get out of the current. Found a good spot but the water was cold on the bottom and all we could catch was Atlantic sharpnose sharks. They are indicative of cold and dirty water when it moves in and they are relentless on the feed. Nothing else stands a chance to eat your bait. We evaluated the situation and cut the day short.
Capt. Patrick Price
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