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Thank You Captain Bruce, Captain Danny and all the Lady K Crew for a nice get away from the cold Iowa weather around the 1st of January and again around the 1st of March 2013. As always we were able to bring a lot of fish back home to Iowa. I have been one of the boats customers for around 35 years. When I was a teenager my Dad used to take my brothers and I around to all of the different Drift Boats around the West Palm Beach area and we decided the B-Love Fleet was the best out of all of them. The B-Love is now in New York and the Lady-K has taken it’s place in Lantana Florida. The Boat has changed but still under the same management and they are an Awesome Team. Some of the many reasons why my family and I have continued fishing with the Lady-K are. 1. Cheap Price. 2. They treat all customers very well with Great Attitudes. 3. The crew takes their job very serious, they want you to catch fish and will do everything they can to make that happen. 4. If you have never Drift Fished the crew will take time to show you how. I’m looking very forward to next winter.
Keep Those Lines Tight and Thanks,
My brother and I went on your afternoon trip on the 20th of Feb,2013 (he was down visiting from VA.). My family members have been going out on the Lady K for many years and have caught many fish. On this trip I landed my first big Cobia (27lbs.). What a great fish. The crew and the capt,(Danny) helped me land that beauty. They talked me right through the whole process and did a fantastic job of getting that baby on the boat. I also was able to win the big fish pool, what a great trip. My brother was very impressed with the capt., and crew. We both had a great time, (my best trip so far) and am
looking forward to the next one. Tight lines and thank you for a very enjoyable fishing trip. Trey and Mike
Just want to say thanks to Al, Spencer, and Rich for another awesome fishing trip 12/12/10 on the Lady K. We went on the morning trip and everyone caught fish, some more then others. Al hasn’t lost his touch finding hot spots, he’s the best there is. You people that listen to the weather forcast to check on the sea’s. Don’t go by what the Weather Man has to say. Go ask or call the Lady K crew, they know what’s going on in the ocean. Or you may miss out on a great day of fishing. Keep those fish on with the Lady K.
Thanks, Rick S
I had a great time on the Lady-K today (Sunday 12-19-2010). Our Captain James was awesome as well as Bruce and Spencer. I caught my first fish ever on your boat and I will never forget that experience!
Thank you! Sarah
Thank you for accommodating us on the fishing trip last week. The students really enjoyed it and had a good time. Again, it is the buzz here in Royal Palm Beach. Next year in the spring we hope to return 2 more times.
The year of 2010 earmarked some great catches aboard the Lady K. Anglers fished all through many different conditions, from cold blustery winter days, into those hot and humid still summer mornings, beyond the rain-soaked choppy conditions of tropical storms – here are just a handful of memories from throughout the seasons of 2010………………………..
A mild South Florida winter day saw this 50 plus pound wahoo come aboard the Lady K during a January afternoon trip………….
Winter also brought some smoker sized King Mackerel over the reefs of Lantana, Florida – many larger than the anglers who caught them…..
The hard cold days of February and March brought resplendent smiles to those who landed large African Pompano……….
Bottom fishing during the winter always brings a unusual visitor up from the depths – who could forget Jenny’s Febuary Flying Gurnard?……
Early spring brought cool mornings and warm afternoons, but the fishing was hot with King Mackerel, Dorado (dolphin), and Cobia showing up……….
Big spring time Mutton Snapper found their way home to dinner after the mid-day sun warmed things up a little……………….
Cobia were in full force during May with the Lady K limiting out at six fish per trip and Dorado in the mix………………
The big Black-fin Tuna started showing up at the end of May and continued pushing anglers to their limit throughout June…………..
Full boxes of fish kept everyone busy, both on the rail and at the cleaning table………………………..
Summertime brought us some great night-time fishing with Mangrove snapper and King Mackerel……………………………….
along with quite a few double-digit Mutton Snapper during the afternoons……………………………
The Bull Sharks did eat quite a few nice fish before they could be brought aboard the Lady K, so remember this summer to REEL FAST – REAL FAST……………………………….
What a Snag…………. during periods of heavy rain, freshwater is flushed out through spillways to prevent flooding and during these times it’s not unusual to see fresh water fish floating in the ocean. This Largemouth Bass was barely alive when it was ”snagged” by an angler using a guppy rig while fishing close to the Boynton Inlet aboard the Lady K and really surprised the entire crew.
July and August saw many anglers catching their limit of Yellow-tail Snapper aboard the Lady K……………………………
August also brought some hot Wahoo fishing to anglers fishing both “flat” lines on spinning outfits and while using boat rods…………………
Early September is when these big Mutton Snapper can be found out deep as well along the shallower reefs…………………………
October brought Black Grouper aboard the Lady K as well as a fall run of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish…………………….
The beautiful copperish-gold color of the Schoolmaster Snapper marks Florida’s changing colors for fall………………………..
November starts the fall run of Cobia such as this 30 pound fish caught aboard the Lady K. The fish generally migrate along the beaches during the fall and winter following large stingrays but will also stray out over the areas wrecks and reefs in search of baitfish……………………
Fall Dorado average between 6 to 15 pounds and always light up the rail with excitement as they flash their colors and display wonderful acrobatics. Dorado can be caught during the winter time but will usually be smaller “peanut” sized fish…………………..
November King Mackerel will average between 8 to 10 pounds with a few fish in the 20 pound range taken by anglers using triple hooked sardines. One of the best ways to catch kings is to set your line out and leave the rod in a holder, waiting for the reel to scream……………….
November brought some big swells to the Boynton Inlet and some good fishing was to be had beyond the break……………………………………
Many colorful ornamental reef fish, such as this Queen Triggerfish, have been photographed and released by anglers fishing the waters of South Florida for the first time. There are over 200 different species and sub-species combined of reef fish found in the home waters of the Lady K but only a small fraction of them are caught on hook and line.
Rays like the Cow-nosed Ray pictured above and Southern Stingrays (below) are an uncommon catch aboard the Lady K. Large specimens are cut loose at the boat while smaller, more manageable fish may be brought aboard for a quick photo opportunity before being released.
Near freezing temperatures in December brought plenty of football sized Black-fin Tuna aboard the Lady K by anglers fishing chunk baits, small sardines and while trolling between fishing spots.
Not every day of December was cold. There were plenty of mild days filled with sunshine and offshore surprises such as this large Ocean Tally – an excellent eating member of the Triggerfish family and one worthy of a photo for the bragging board.
Winter time Mahi Mahi averaged four to six pounds but sometimes a 20 plus pound fish can be found underneath a school of smaller fish. King Mackerel and wahoo are also frequently caught under schools of small Mahi during the winter months so don’t be afraid to drop a bait 20 feet or more below a school of fish – you may be rewarded with a big surprise.
Sailfish are a winter by-catch for the Lady K and sometimes the vessel will see multiple hook-ups of this majestic gamefish both before and after a cold front moves through the area. Have a camera ready for some spectacular acrobatics during the battle or when the fish comes up to the boat flashing colors of neon blue, purple, silver and gold.
We hope you enjoyed the snap-shots of some of the great catches, both big and small, brought aboard the Lady K during the 2010 seasons. It has been a privilege for all of us at BarJack Fishing to serve all of the anglers who have fished with us this past year and we look forward to continuing the commitment of professionalism, education and safety to make everyone’s offshore fishing experience relaxing, fun and memorable.
And what would the Lady K be without some photos of our Lady anglers and junior (K)ids division?
A very good student! The young lady on the right caught her fourth fish ever after receiving instructions from the crew, what a nice Wahoo!……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
A thumbs up review for a first time King Mackerel catch, great job!……………………………………..
A Cow-nosed Ray surprised this young angler while fishing a bottom rig with cut squid…………………………………………
D is for Dolphin and Delicious and Delightful and a job well Done……………………………………
Light spinning tackle and some small Dorado were the perfect match for some hot catch and release action, great job Dillon……………
Crestwood Middle School show off their catch during a field trip they took aboard the Lady K during the fall. The Lady K is also the official vessel for the West Palm Beach Fishing Foundation “Kids Fishing Day” during the summer and we look forward to our 24th year!…………………………………………………..
Bonito (aka False Albacore) are hard fighters and sure to give any junior angler a memory of a lifetime just about any time of the year. Although the fish are generally caught during the summer, they can also give anglers a battle during the fall and winter as well……………….
Fishing is about building memories with family and friends, giving children the chance to experience achievement and opening their minds up beyond video games or other inept and inert activities. The young man above battled his first ever Mahi Mahi for 15 long minutes being encouraged by his family and the entire boat to continue when he thought he couldn’t do it, the reward was accomplishment and a great memory sure to last a lifetime!
In closing, everyone at Barjack Fishing would like to thank all of our patrons for choosing the Lady K as their vessel of choice for fishing southern Palm Beach county and allowing us to help build fond memories of quality time with family and friends alike in the old traditional Florida way - fishing. We look forward to an exciting 2011 fishing season with all of our anglers, young or elder, novice or experienced and residents or visitors; it is our pleasure to serve you and all your fishing needs.
Happy New Year!!!! May your dreams become accomplishments and your prayers be answered.
Just wanted to say thanks to Captain John, and the Mate (Bruce) that worked with John on the 1:00 – 5:00 trip 2/21/10. The two of you did a great job that day. My Mom, Brother, and I had a awesome time. We fish with you guys two times a year and will continue because you are the best crew around. Everyone on 2/21/10 was catching fish. Captain John did a awesome job finding hot spots. I have been on many other fishing boats around the West Palm Beach area but you guys are the best. Keep up the good work.
I would like to thank John and all of his crew for showing my father and I a great time fishing on the lady K drift boat. We went out at least 10 times each over 2 weeks and decided it was John and his crew that we wanted to spend our time and money with.
We enjoyed all of your crew they did not treat it like a job but like something they enjoy doing and capt John did not hesitate to get his hands dirty and jump right in and help out. I feel that is what made the trips so nice for my father and I.
As a owner of A 5 acre paintball field and store for over 10 years,and a lawn care service for 5 years, I know if you do not have people skills and enjoy what you are doing then you should find another line of work. Make your clients smile and they will be back, and we will.
Thank You again John and his crew and we enjoyed meeting his wife and kids also.
I am not sure who this is going to but I hope that it is the owner of the company. I wanted to say thank you very much for giving my family the time of their lives while we were on vacation last week. There were 6 of us in our party on Friday and we caught 19 fish between us all. 4 of them King Fish. We had so much fun that my family and I were back on Sunday to do it all over again. I wanted to express my thanks to 3 men who made it all possible, Capt. Al, Anthony and Bruce. These men deserve so much more credit than they recieve. Each man went out of their way to help us as I had an 11 year old Girl and a 9 year old boy. They needed a ton of help and Anthony and Bruce were right there all of the time, helping bait the fish, untangle the lines as Bruce says those who angle together tangle together and my children did a ton of that. Bruce and Anthony were non stop action from the time we got on the boat to the time we got off the boat never stopping always helping. I am sure it was not fun for them but they never showed it and helped me and my children real in some very nice fish. They made our vacation one to talk about and the photos of the fish are story tellers every night. I would like to email you photos and show you. Please let me know how I can do that. We vacation in Florida every year twice a year and you will have customers for life with us. I did notice 1 disturbing thing when getting off of the boat. These men work for tips as they say and I watched as person after person gave them a dollar or two. 4 hours of work for 1 dollar tip. I must say I felt ashamed for these men as they worked extremely hard and got very little to show for it from some of these people. I am not preaching but just trying to show how much I appreciated what they did for me and my family. It was the single handed most fun we have had as a family in a very long time. Thank you Anthony, Bruce and Capt. Al. THE BEST EVER WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!
Dear Lady K (Bar Jack Fishing,)
Thank you for continuing the tradition of South Florida Fishing!
Having fished out of places ranging from Marathon Key, Key West, to Alaska, it is great to have a consistent atmosphere to be able to return to year after year-whenever interesting fishing is essential.
Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much for all the time you gave Brendon and I this past
Friday evening. Even with all the others on the boat you went out of
your way to let us know that you wanted us all to have fun! Brendon is
still talking about his kingfish today and even had one of them for
dinner tonight. They were great. This is our 4th trip on the Lady K and
we’ll definitely be back!
Time: Monday August 4, 2008
This July, my son Blake and I fished aboard your boat, the Lady K, while visiting from Charolette, N.C.
I have fished many boats over the years and must confess that yours is the best we’ve ever been on! Your crew was very informative, polite and was very intentive that everyone onboard was having a good time. My son Blake managed to catch and reel in a nice kingfish during our trip and we had a great bonding experince. Your mates are the best, thanks to Anthony and Bruce, we had a wonderful time!
This is my fish. Bruce (mate) showed me how to catch Kings and right after he showed me I caught this beautiful 19lb King with another 14lb (King) shortly after. ASK FOR BRUCE. Thanks for the tips.