A Lot Going On
Capt. Patrick Price
September 19, 2017
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report
Well I typed up my last report at the beginning of the month and apparently forgot to hit submit. So...
Snook season opened the beginning of September and that fishing has been good to excellent as expected. Tons of big fish are gracing the inlet and the surrounding waters. We are seeing a steady influx of mullet making their way into the area with an early start to the Fall Mullet run. On the coat tails of the mullet are snook, tarpon, big jacks, sharks and more. Steady light tackle action is existing for tarpon ranging from 30-150lbs, snook from 16-40 plus inches, and a considerable amount of large Jack Crevelle up to 40lbs. Not only is the live bait fishery excellent but the artificial and fly fishing for these game fish is on fire. Come and check out Capt. Marhsal Busha and DayMaker charters for all your inshore and light tackle fishing needs fishing aboard the "Bad Habit" a 2016 24' Parker Big Bay.
Offshore aboard the DayMaker we have continued to experience decent bottom fishing with tons of Amberjacks, Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass and more. A few days of decent trolling thrown in the mix with Kingfish, Mahi and Scattered Sailfish action. Unfortunately, Hurricance Irma has had other plans for us over the past couple of weeks. Not only has our fishing schedule been interrupted but so has our annual haul out and service for the DayMaker. Irma has also delayed the work on the Alikai for over a week so far. The majority of our local inshore and offshore fishing charters, and all of our tuna trips have been cancelled since September 2nd. As soon as we get the DayMaker back in the water I anticipate good to excellent Mahi Mahi fishing along all the floating debris arriving in the area from Hurricae Irma. We dodged a major bullet here on the East Coast for the 2nd year in a row. We had minor damage in the area and no power from 3 to 7 days depending on where you lived. The keys were devastated along with portions of the west coast of Florida.
We are not far away from fall fishing fall fishing in Stuart Florida equals excellent fishing for mahi, blackfin tuna, wahoo, sailfish, grouper, snapper and more. A highly anticipated season opening for Red Snapper in the Atlantic is also projected for Mid to Late October.
Also, new motors and fuel tanks in the Alikai.
Zane won the Stuart Sailfish Club Junior Angler Tournament. Mandy and I are so proud of him.
1st place snapper
1st place amberjack
2nd place kingfish
Top junior angler and the Ted Glasrud Perpetual award.
I look forward to taking you fishing soon!
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Capt. Patrick Price
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