Hello Fish Fans, Welcome aboard the REEL BUSY and to our St. Lucie Inlet fishing Report. The dolphin bite was disappointing this spring. We had some good days but never seem to have the red hot dolphin bite that we’re accustom to in April and May. The dolphin bite was good to excellent on the Bahamas side of the gulfstream but just a pick on the Stuart side of the stream for the last six weeks. Hopefully the easterly breezes we’ve had the last week will push more dolphin our way and we’ll have a good dolphin bite in June.
The blackfin tuna that usually stack up on Push Button Hill during the spring still haven’t showed up in numbers. There’s been a few big blackfins scattered about from 115 feet to 180 feet of water. Scattered weeds have made the hill unfishable for much of the last six weeks and not very productive when it was clean enough to fish it. Hopefully they’ll start moving on to the hill in the coming days.
The sailfish bite turns on and off this time of year but there’s been a decent sailfish bite on most days. They’ve been picky but id f you put out some live baits and wait them out you’ll probably catch a couple.
The winds forced modifications on most of our Bahamas Fishing Adventures in May but we had a great time catching fish. On the troll we caught dolphin, tuna, marlin and wahoo. The deep drop was productive as usual catching grouper, queen snapper and yelloweye snapper. The reef was alive as expected producing red, black and strawberry grouper with yellowtail, mutton snapper and big triggers in the mix.
Our new boat is a 42′ Viking Express called THE BOUNTY and it’s almost ready to take you fishing. The Seakeeper is being installed and we can’t wait to get our new sportfishing machine on the water.
I’ll be back reel soon with an update on the new boat and another offshore fishing report. Catch you later, Capt. Wayne Brodeur, Reel Busy Charters 772-341-6609