Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet Fishing Report. Sailfish, kingfish and bonito have been providing most of the action with a few dolphin and tuna in the mix.
The summer sailfish bite was all fired up yesterday. We caught and released 5 out of 6 sailfish bites and headed back to the dock at 1pm. Most of our sailfish action has been east and southeast of the inlet in 80 to 120 feet of water. We’ve had a good to excellent sailfish bite for most of July and August is off to an excellent start. The sailfish bite was excellent last August and we expect another red hot sailfish bite this month.
The blackfin tuna on the hill have been here today and gone tomorrow for most of the year. One day we can catch dozen or more in a couple hours and the next day be lucky to catch one or two.
The dolphin bite continues to be a struggle but there’s a few pushing through 12 to 18 miles off the inlet. We’ve been catching a few in 600 to 800 feet of water when we’ve ventured out deep but it’s hard to go hunting when the sailfish are all fired up just 5 to 6 miles off the inlet.
The kingfish bite’s been excellent and there’s a few cobia around the reefs and wrecks as well.
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