Capt. Patrick Price
December 1, 2014
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report
We have cancelled 2 offshore charters and a 2 day wahoo charter in the last 6 days due to bad weather. Either storms or high winds have plagued Stuart Florida fishing charters. Winds in excess of 30mph and rain and thunderstorms continue to pound the local area but it looks like wind finally flops out for tomorrow and it looks nice for the big boat trip on Tuesday as well.
Today we fished with the regulars Frank, John, Mike and Doug. It was tougher fishing than we were hoping for. We caught 4 mahis, 3 blackfin, a kingfish some bonito and pulled a sailfish off. We spent part of the day bottom fishing but had no big fish bites. We caught 3 mutton snapper, released 3 genuine red snapper, caught 15 vermillion snapper and a pile of sea bass.
Today our goal was to catch Wes and James their first sailfish. Fishing was very slow on a whole for the fleet. There were 5 Sailfish released by the entire fleet. However we were fortunate to release 3 of them. Wes and James each caught their first sailfish at the same time in the form of a double-header. We raised another double and caught 1 of those a short time later. Earlier in the day before the sailfish action we caught a wahoo, a blackfin tuna and a mahi out of a couple. Fishing was not lock and load but dinner and a show is what we produced and fortunately were able to catch the guys their first two sailfish.
Another big cold front is sliding through over Thanksgiving and will hopefully push some more fish in and make it a great December for dolphin and sailfish charters.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our customers, family and friends. Wishing you a safe and happy Holiday with your family.
Unfortunately the weather continues to be an issue and we cancelled our bottom fishing charter on the DayMaker. The OUTLAW was chartered for a trolling charter to catch sailfish and dolphin but had 4 kids going and we opted to reschedule given the high seas and forecast.
We live to fight another day!
Capt. Patrick Price
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