Capt. Patrick Price
May 8, 2017
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report
Offshore fishing continues to be decent. But the late cold fronts (one passed through today) aren't helping our transition to spring and early summertime fishing. Traditionally we have extremely calm waters and excellent fishing both for Pelagics like mahi-mahi, tuna, kingfish and sailfish as well as excellent bottom fishing for grouper snapper amberjack and Cobia.
We have been catching mahis both trolling and kite fishing on both the DayMaker and the Alikai. Along with mahis there has been plenty of bonito, some Blackfin tuna and we even had 6 sailfish bites by 11:30 kite fishing on the DayMaker one day. Grouper season opened May 1st but it was too rough to fish so day one for us was May 2nd. Unfortunately, one of the down sides to being close to the Gulfstream current is some days the current can be moving very fast and make it challenging to fish effectively in certain depths of water. We were able to catch some nice size amberjacks to 60lbs, a handful of Grouper each of the last couple days a 35lbs Cobia and some snapper and Seabass!
We are in the peak of yellowfin tuna season and unfortunately again, we had to cancel our two day trip April 29, 30th because of inclement weather.
Fishing in the river remains excellent especially for snook. Marshal has been crushing the snook averaging 20-35 releases on a 4hr trip. Being a fisherman and having been blown out for our 2 day Bahamas trip I decided to gather up Mandy and Zane and we went fishing with Marshal on Sunday the 30th. We departed at 10:45 LOL typical fisherman (right?) and we were on the snook immediately. We caught 29 snook and had 3 fish in the slot. Zane caught his first ever snook and his first ever slot snook. We had over 50 bites from snook in just 2.5hrs of fishing. It was an amazing experience and we were all entertained non-stop by the action!
Give us a call to book your east side tuna marlin charter, local offshore fishing charter, or inshore light tackle fishing charter with DayMaker charters.
Capt. Patrick Price
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