Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. In-between the windy days we had a fair to good dolphin bite over the last couple of weeks. We had to pick through the peanuts and went through allot of ballyhoo but caught 6 or 7 decent dolphin on most of our fishing charters.
Most of the dolphin we’ve been keeping are 4 to 7 pounds with a few gaffers of 10 to 15 pounds in the mix. The good news is April’s moving in and bigger dolphin are on the way. The slammers will be showing up soon and 15 to 25 pound dolphin will be more abundant in the coming weeks.
The blackfin tuna that stack up around push button hill in April started showing up this week. They’re not stacked up on the hill yet but scattered about from 160 to 280 feet of water east / southeast of the St. Lucie Inlet.
There wasn’t much of a sailfish bite again this winter and I expect we’ll catch more sailfish during the spring and summer months like we did last year. We caught , lost or missed a sailfish on our last few charters and it’s always a nice bonus to a box full of dolphin and / or tuna.
We haven’t been targeting them but amberjack, sharks and cobia are starting to show up on the reefs and wrecks. Sardines have started showing up on the deeper reefs and wrecks of 60 feet or more. The usual reef spots should be loaded up any day now.