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Lady K VIP angler Rob (l) caught this large Great Barracuda on an ultra-light spinning outfit while fishing for Yellow-tail Snapper during an afternoon trip. Barracuda are a top predator and can be caught in shallow water as well as around wrecks, reefs and deep ledges. These large fish will eat just about anything and its not uncommon for anglers to watch as their king mackerel, snapper, grouper or bonito gets cut in half by the barracuda’s razor sharp teeth as their fish nears the boat. Barracuda can grow as large as six foot and weigh in at over 100 pounds, although the average fish will measure around 36 inches and weigh about 15 to 20 pounds. Nice work Rob, can’t wait to see what you catch on that jig in the upcoming year.
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!
Anglers found some nice Mahi Mahi action last week during the choppy ocean conditions and brisk northeast winds. Fish up to 18 pounds were being landed by anglers fishing either one ounce knocker rigs or free-lining whole sardines. Anglers fishing bottom rigs and cut squid have been landing Gray Triggerfish up to 7 pounds as well as Yellow-tail Snapper, Lane Snapper, Red Grouper and an occasional Cobia.
Black and Gag Grouper have been showing up along the reefs and have been hitting Thread-fin Herring spooled along the bottom. It is quite a battle to keep these heavyweights out of the reef and then a bit of luck to reel them in past the sharks, who love to dine on the snow-white meat, but the rewards of getting a beautiful fish into the boat is well worth the effort.
VIP angler Mark boated this nice fall Cobia while fishing aboard the Lady K during Monday’s afternoon trip. The fish ate a whole Thread-fin Herring fished on the bottom. Mark also had some nice Grouper action but lost out to the sharks. Anglers have been catching a large variety of fish this week including Yellow-tail Snapper to three pounds, False Albacore, jumbo sized Gray Triggerfish, Porgies, Red Grouper, small Sharks, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel and a host of colorful reef fish.
The Lady K will be sailing for Thanksgiving Day and the day after. No reservations are needed, just come on down to the dock and buy your tickets, we supply everything you need for fishing and our crews will instruct beginners on how to use the tackle. BarJack Fishing also has gift cards available, the perfect gift for that very special angler in the family who loves to fish. We also offer a VIP program where anglers can prepay for eleven tickets at $300, that’s only $27.00 per ticket and a great savings! We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and an even happier Holiday season!
A good morning trip on Tuesday with a catch of Yellow-tail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Triggerfish, Barracuda and King Mackerel. Drifted sardines produced many nice Yellow-tails at or over the two pound mark using standard drift rigs. Anglers fishing with small jigs and squid also did their fair share of damage to the snapper. The trip ended with a beautiful Sailfish release.
Another fall cobia finds it way aboard the Lady K during Wednesday’s morning trip along with more Yellow-tail Snapper and a nice Red Grouper. Anglers fishing bottom rigs did an excellent job catching Porgies and some big Gray Triggerfish.
An afternoon catch included some nice Mutton Snapper action along with some King Mackerel, Yellow-tail Snapper, Almaco Jacks and Barracuda. Night time fishing has been producing snapper along with plenty of Ribbon fish and small sharks. September is the off season and a perfect time for anglers who appreciate light crowds with little to no tangling. So don’t delay and plan a trip today aboard the Lady K.
The end of July continued to bring a few nice Black-fin Tuna aboard the Lady K for anglers lucky enough to elude the False Albacore onslaughts during the morning and evening trips. The Black-fin Tuna continue to roam around the area reefs with most of the fish averaging in the eight pound range. Nothing beats fresh grilled tuna for an end of summer barbecue.
The evening trips have been seeing some nice King Mackerel and Snapper action as the full moon approached earlier in the week. Anglers fishing long lines and softly jigging their baits have been the most successful.
VIP angler Johnathan used a vertical jig to subdue this beautiful Yellow Jack as the sun began setting on a recent evening trip. Yellow Jack are very good table fare and are commonly caught around reefs, ledges and wrecks on both artificial and drifted baits.
Anglers have also been catching Great Barracuda, Yellow-tail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and an occasional Sailfish during any of the Lady K’s three daily trips. With the summer nearing its end, now is the perfect time to get some quality time with the family before the school year begins. Don’t forget to check back here or on our Facebook page for more weekly savings coming your way aboard the Lady K.
One of three nice Cobia that came up by anglers fishing for snapper aboard the Lady K during a warm morning trip. Other anglers had their hands full when the False Albacore (a.k.a. Bonito) would run through the lines. Bonito are excellent fighting fish giving even seasoned anglers a run for their money. Although not very popular as table fare such as the cobia, bonito do make excellent bait when filleted out and used as strips or chunks for trolling or bottom fishing.
The smiles say it all! Fishing makes a perfect summer-time activity for families. It is relativity inexpensive, offers excellent quality time and very easy to learn for beginners. Children often benefit a sense of accomplish after catching even the smallest fish while bottom fishing where many anglers catch a wide variety of colorful reef fish, porgies and snapper. Our experienced captains and crew will help teach you how to use the tackle, bait your hooks if you desire and offer many helpful tips through the trip. Back at the cleaning station your captain will prepare your catch for the table and offer cooking tips to help in its preparation. Stay posted to both our website and facebook page for more great summer-time deals coming in the future weeks. We hope everyone has a very happy and safe summer!
Lady angler Kim showed up all the guys by catching this nice 25 pound Black-fin Tuna during a morning trip aboard the Lady K. The fish ate her sardine as she was letting line out and peeled off 100 yards of line on its initial run. Congratulations on a wonderful catch Kim!!!
The Lady K has had some nice shark releases, like the Sandbar Shark pictured above, during her afternoon trips. Most of the sharks have been Sandbars along with two Hammerhead releases and a nice Tiger Shark sighting. During the most recent afternoon trip there was a Dusky Shark chasing a Sailfish caught by one of our anglers which was quickly thwarted away by one of the mates tossing a fresh caught bonito into the water.
VIP angler Dick caught some nice snapper like the Mutton (l) and Yellow-tail (r) while spooling the bottom with sardines. Yellow-tail Snapper have been a steady catch during all three trips although the afternoons have been a little more productive.
Summer-time is the perfect time to take the family fishing and BarJack fishing will be offering special rates in the weeks ahead to accommodate families on a budget so keep checking into Barjackfishing.com for great summer deals. Tight lines and good fishing.
VIP angler Lee (l) stands next to his Cobia with Captain JJ (r). This Cobia tried to elude capture by winding the line around the rudder and propeller of the Lady K. Captain JJ reacted quickly and dove into the water, unwrapped the line from the obstructions, then climbed back on-board the Lady K and gaffed the fish for Lee. Now that’s dedication to customer service! Excellent job gentlemen.
Edwin shows off a nice Cobia at the tiki before the fish goes under the knife in preparation for its dinner invitation.
Mark is proof that the more time an angler spends on the water, the better the rewards can be. Mark caught his fish while using a knocker rig baited with a sardine and bouncing it along the bottom. Keep up the good work Mark.
VIP angler Reggie nailed this 40 plus pound Cobia while fishing on one of the Lady K’s evening trips. As the picture below shows, other anglers also enjoyed catching King Mackerel and Cobia. Fishing under the lights, another relaxing way to end the day.
Among the King Mackerel and Cobia are plenty of Bull Sharks with quite a few Hammerhead Shark sightings this week. There have been plenty of big fish getting eaten by these large predators so hang on tight and be prepared for the unexpected. Also anglers visiting for the first time have had many opportunities to witness large sea turtles basking and breeding at the ocean’s surface while in preparation for their nesting season. See what wonders await you today while fishing aboard the Lady K.
Nice Mutton Snappers like these found their way into the Lady K’s fish box during the week of Thanksgiving. Anglers spooling the bottom also found Yellow-tail Snapper and Gray Triggerfish while a few Mahi Mahi found free-lined baits more appealing.
Gag Grouper, also known as Gray Grouper, are still finding their way aboard the Lady K. Many of this brutes really tax an angler’s skill as they make hard runs back to a hole or ledge after inhaling a sardine fished on or near the bottom. Sharks have also taken a few of the delicious fish as anglers fight their fish to the surface.
Grouper can grow to over 60 pounds although the average fish will weigh between 12 to 18 pounds. Anglers fishing for Grouper have also been catching Cobia, Banded Rudderfish and Gray Triggerfish up to 8 pounds.
VIP angler Mia caught this beautiful 15 pound Mahi Mahi cow while drifting a sardine close to the boat while a school of smaller fish in the 6 to 8 pound range were being brought up by other anglers.
The holidays are here and BarJack Fishing has plenty of Gift Cards available at the ticket office for the Lady K drift fishing vessel. The perfect gift for all the anglers in your family. The entire crew of the Lady K wishes everyone a very happy and safe holiday season as we continue to bring the best service possible to all of our anglers.