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VIP angler Matthew caught this nice 35 pound King Mackerel while fishing during one of the Lady K’s evening trips. The fish hit a sardine fished on a knocker rig and put up a great battle before it was gaffed by the crew. King mackerel have been caught by anglers fishing during any of the Lady K’s three daily trips.
This afternoon trip saw anglers battling Cobia, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper and False Albacore through the trip. Anglers also had the opportunity to witness Bull Sharks cruising just under the vessel as they chased baitfish. There was plenty of action with quite a few big fish being chased and even eaten by the sharks. First time anglers also saw Green turtles, Loggerhead turtles and a giant Leatherback turtle.
Cobia, like those pictured above, continue to be taken during any of the Lady K’s three daily trips. Fish up to 50 pounds have been caught during the first half of May and should continue to move through the area into June. Many anglers are having great success catching Cobia by using knocker rigs baited with either sardines or goggle-eyes and fished just under the boat or while spooling the bottom for snapper.
Sailfish continue to be spotted free jumping around the Lady K and a few releases of these beautiful acrobatic fish have been made by anglers fishing during the morning and afternoon trips. Letting out plenty of line is key to hooking big fish like this
Anglers fishing during breezy conditions with the right mixture of current, Sargasso weed and flying fish around the area may have the opportunity to hook and land Mahi Mahi like these during the late spring and early summer months. With the extended daylight on the Lady K’s 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm trips, late afternoon Mahi Mahi and sailfish are always a possibility.
Don’t miss the action! Plan a trip today for four hours or make a full day of it. No reservations are needed, just come on down to the dock about a half hour early and purchase your tickets at Bar Jack’s Fish Tales Marina Store. Everything you need is included at one low price – bait, tackle, rods, reels, fishing license and ice for your fish or drinks stored in the ships coolers. This is an offshore experience the whole family can enjoy offering the opportunity to see marine life such as Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles, Porpoise, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Manta ray, Manatee and a variety of marine birds. Tight lines and good fishing everyone!
This beautiful Marbled Grouper was safety vented and released (above) after a quick photograph during a cold March morning trip due to the shallow water grouper closed season. The season will reopen for all shallow water grouper beginning on May 1st of 2013, only a month away.
Cobia began showing up near the end of March and continue to move through the area through April, May and into June. Cobia can be caught on any of the Lady K’s three daily trips.
King Mackerel have been scattered along the coast with fish up to 30 pounds being caught by anglers drifting sardines, goggle-eyes or threadfin herring around deep drop offs and area reefs. This King was caught during an afternoon trip on an overcast March afternoon.
April 1st marked the opening of the Vermillion Snapper season and anglers give a big thumbs up after catching some for dinner. Gray Triggerfish, Red Porgy, Whitebone Porgy and a few Little Tunny also continue to bite the baits. Lighter winds during the morning trips can bring greater success to anglers hoping the land some of the tasty fish.
This nice Cobia was taken during an April afternoon trip and will make a tasty dinner for days to come.
Captain B holds up a 25 pound King Mackerel landed by VIP angler Charlie which was caught on light tackle. The fish made some sizzling runs before succumbing to the gaff. Other anglers also caught King Mackerel up to 10 pounds, Porgies, Vermillion Snapper, and released some under-sized cobia. A fun time was had by all.
The Lady K sails three times daily and our price includes everything you will for a half day of deep sea drift fishing. Just bring your favorite beverage, some snacks and little sunscreen and enjoy the day. Also coming soon is Bar Jack’s Fish Tales marina store, located right at the boat, so stay tuned for our grand opening in the months ahead. Tight lines everyone!
The Lady K has passed her US Coast Guard Safety Inspection with flying colors and now its time to resume fishing off the South Palm Beach County coastline.
VIP angler Victor fished with his dad during a morning trip and caught this 33 pound, early winter Cobia while spooling a bait on the bottom. During the trip other anglers enjoyed action provided by King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Yellow-tail Snapper, small Sharks, Banded Rudderfish and Gray Triggerfish. If fishing a drift bait doesn’t work for you, ask one of your experienced crew members for a bottom rod and enjoy hooking up on a different fish species on every drop.
Catch and Release fishing has also been good for anglers fishing aboard the Lady K. Closed seasons on Vermillion Snapper, Black Sea Bass and all Shallow Water Grouper (like the nice Gag Grouper pictured above) continue to provide action (although disheartening) for anglers. The passing cold fronts have also allowed some lucky anglers to catch and release Sailfish throughout the week. The Lady K promotes catch and release fishing while encouraging anglers to bring along a camera for a quick snapshot of their catch before releasing so our younger generation of anglers can enjoy battling a fish in the future.
Plan a trip today aboard the Lady K and don’t forget that we also offer night fishing from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm (with a minimum of 7 anglers for evening trips), so bring a friend and open the bail in order to place a fish in the pail!
Fish and Wildlife biologist collect data after an extraordinary afternoon catch of 90 Gray Triggerfish caught by anglers fishing aboard the Lady K during the final week of November. Gray Triggerfish are excellent table fare and will give any angler a terrific battle on any size tackle. One of the most common ways of catching Triggerfish is by using a bottom rig baited with cut squid although fish in the 4 to 8 pound range will take whole sardines fished on drift rigs.
VIP angler Danny has been doing fairly well catching Mutton Snapper like the 11 pound fish he is displaying above. His equation for catching these large snapper is fairly easy, the longer the string, the bigger the thing. Mutton Snapper are commonly caught by anglers using drift rigs around the reefs and local wrecks but a fair number of the fish are also taken by anglers using bottom rigs. Other snapper species that have been taken by anglers fishing aboard the Lady K last week include Yellow-tail Snapper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and Schoolmaster Snapper.
Mahi Mahi, also know as dolphin, have been taken anglers who are willing to fish during choppy conditions. A very common food fish, the Mahi Mahi can grow as large as 80 pounds and feed on anything, including small sea turtles and seahorses. One of the best bets for Mahi Mahi is by using a sardine on a weighed knocker rig or by “free-lining” a bait far from the boat.
Saturday’s afternoon trip started December off with Johnathan landing this 30 pound Amberjack he jigged up while vertical jigging aboard the Lady K over an area ledge off Boynton Beach. Other anglers caught Gray Triggerfish, Banded Rudderfish, Yellow-tail Snapper, False Albacore, Almaco Jacks and Red Grouper during the trip. Check out our entire site for more information on trips and rates. Anglers concerned about sea conditions can click on the NOAA link for forecast ocean conditions or contact us at (561) 588-7612 for current conditions. Fishing is a fun way to spend the day so come join us aboard the Lady K!
The Lady K is back in the water with fresh paint that’s just begging to get fishy. Her cockpit has been modified to allow for even more fish-ability, the engines have been updated and tuned as well as the addition of upgraded safety features. The Lady K will be sailing this weekend starting Saturday morning so come on out and get her fishy again as we search for snapper, mahi mahi, sailfish, wahoo, mackerel, grouper and all the other denizens of the deep. Hope to see you there!
Liam and Rich Simpson of Englewood, N.J. spent some quality time fishing aboard the Lady K and was rewarded with this huge 8 3/4 pound Gray Triggerfish while bottom fishing for snapper and porgies. Excellent catch and thank you for allowing BarJack Fishing meet all your fishing needs.
Father and son team Jake (l) and Bill (r) from Long Island, N.Y. enjoyed a beautiful morning trip with Jake battling his first ever Mahi Mahi on the Lady K. The fish was caught while fishing a knocker rig baited with a sardine and will be providing the family with some nice grilled Mahi Mahi sandwiches.
Mikey Pass (c) of Boca Raton, FL took his sons out for a half day of fishing aboard the Lady K which was rewarded with this nice King Mackerel and excellent bonding time. Very nice catch!
Junior angler Christopher got a little help from mom, VIP lady angler Shannon and their teamwork was rewarded with this beautiful 53 pound Cobia caught during a recent morning trip on the Lady K. The crew did a textbook job coaching the family in order to bring the big fish alongside the boat and into the ice box. Another terrific catch of a lifetime for one of our many fishing families.
Now is the time to start planning your trip out onto the cool, cobalt blue waters of the Atlantic ocean to see what wonders await to bite your bait. Our affordable prices include everything you need for four hours of fishing on the Lady K, just bring some snacks and your favorite soft drinks. Relax under the South Florida sun with family and friends. Don’t forget to share your experience or photos on our Facebook page. Tight lines and good fishing everyone.
The fishing was good for many anglers who fished the three daily trips of the Lady K this past Memorial Day weekend. Morning trips have been producing King Mackerel, Black-fin Tuna, Snapper and fish like the hard fighting African Pompano pictured above.
During some of the afternoon trips, Dorado (aka Dolphin or Mahi Mahi) have been showing up and when a school of these colorful fish show up there is sure to be some excitement. Most of the Dorado have been schooling sized fish in the 4 to 6 pound class. Use either a small chunk of bait on a single hook or a triple hooked sardine with the tail cut off and fished close to the boat for a chance to land one of these delicious fish.
There are still some toothy critters on and around the reefs where the Lady K fishes. Great Barracuda like the one pictured above will not only eat your Snapper or King Mackerel while your fighting it to the boat, but also hit triple hooked sardines and can give an awesome battle including aerial displays.
The morning and evening trips have been the best bet for anglers hoping to land Black-fin Tuna. Although sharks remain a nuisance, the Lady K has brought back a few whole Tuna to the dock this week. Most of the Tuna bite has been during the evening trip just before or right after dark. Remember to let these fish pull drag during their initial run because trying to stop one of these brutes will only result in a broken line.
Cobia action has continued with the fish surprising anglers during any one of the three trips and feeding at various depths. Although conditions are constantly changing, the fishing report for all three trips has King Mackerel feeding heavy in the morning and evening, Snapper feeding throughout the three trips with quite a few Yellow-tail snapper being caught during the afternoons, Black-fin Tuna feeding morning and evenings and False Albacore feeding both morning and afternoon, Cobia have been caught during any trip and with the steady east breeze the outlook for continued Mahi Mahi action could be very favorable.
The crews of the Lady K hopes everyone had a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend and we salute all of our veterans for your service to our country. Thank you!
Just a few of the folks who fished a morning trip earlier in the week which produced good numbers of King Mackerel, Cobia, Yellow-tail Snapper, Rainbow Runners and other Jacks. Sharks continue to plague a few anglers by eating their fish either right after a hook up or just before the fish can be brought within gaffing range.
All three of our daily trips are producing quality fish so don’t delay and plan a trip today aboard the Lady K.
A rack full of King Mackerel up to 28 pounds and the boat’s limit of six Cobia up to 35 pounds kept everyone very busy along the rail during one of the morning trips this past week. The fish were hitting baits at all depths and everyone onboard caught fish.
V.I.P. angler Norman shows off his first ever Cobia brought aboard the Lady K. Great job Norman!
Often mistaken for a shark, the Cobia is one of the best eating fish caught aboard the Lady K and the months of April, May and June bring large pods of the fish along the South Florida coast as they migrate north following Bull Sharks or King Mackerel schools for scraps of food.
Large King Mackerel like this 30 pound “smoker” make blistering runs and can engage an angler for a 15 minute battle. Reggie fought this fish up and down the rail a few times before the fish could be brought within gaffing range while Stacy gives a big thumbs up on a job well done. The Lady K is your gateway to fabulous fishing this May. Come on out for a four-hour trip or make a day of it and thank you for your patronage.
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.