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Cobia are beginning to show along the southern Palm Beach County reefs and wrecks. These fish can be taken on either a drift rig or a bottom rig like the pictured above. Cobia should start their migration throughout March, April and May.
Mahi Mahi have also been moving through the area like this 14 pounder Hernando caught while flat-lining a sardine during Friday’s morning trip. The spring months should brighten up as this colorful and acrobatic fish move through the area. Mahi Mahi can be caught while anglers fish a flat line (no weight), a knocker rig, or a drift rig. Ask your crew for some tips and pointers on the way out to help increase your chances in hooking one these fabulous gamefish.
Mutton snapper like the one Brandon (above) and Robbie (below) caught during an afternoon trip will also be moving in as they prepare for their spring time spawn. Anglers should try to reel these fish in fast for Bull Sharks will be eagerly awaiting to take any snapper for its own dinner.
Choppy conditions brought some nice King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi action to these lucky anglers who fished aboard the Lady K. The fish were caught just after a cool front passed through the area. The king mackerel were caught by anglers dropping their lines to the bottom while the mahi mahi took baits fished close to the boat or while being reeled in.
VIP anglers Lee (l) and Mark (r) display their Mahi Mahi caught during a breezy afternoon trip. Lee’s fish ate a sardine while drifting and Mark hooked his after seeing the fish swim up to the boat. A carefully placed bait can have a big reward for anglers who scan the water while drifting aboard the Lady K.
This 25 pound bull Mahi hit a drifted sardine during a mild winter afternoon. John left his rod in the rod holder and let the rocking motion of the boat jig his bait, leading to this beautiful fish. Anglers are also catching King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, False Albacore, Lesser Amberjacks, Gray Triggerfish and other species of reef fish. During this time of the year there are many mornings where visitors have an opportunity to see manatees as the Lady K makes her way to the Boynton Inlet and the fishing grounds.
BarJack Fishing still has gift cards and t-shirts available, a perfect gift for the angler(s) in your family this holiday season or any special occasion. Hook into a good time today fishing aboard the Lady K!
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!
Bobby displays two beautiful Mutton Snapper he caught while fishing on the Lady K during Monday’s 1 pm to 5 pm trip. Also during the trip, an angler hooked into a large cobia only to lose the fish to a shark just under the vessel in gin clear water. King Mackerel and large porgies were also taken by anglers using thread-fin herring and cut squid for bait. Morning action has seen black-fin tuna, king mackerel, yellow-tail snapper, mutton snapper, small African Pompano releases and a host of various bottom fish.
Saturday’s afternoon trip found these Mutton Snapper in deep water where they preferred cut bait over whole ones. The evening trip had an excellent King Mackerel bite along with Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, small sharks, Porgies, Grouper, Grunts and a Cobia release. The fall run of cobia should be starting up soon as November approaches along with mahi mahi action and some keeper sized African Pompano. The weekdays have been running with light crowds and taking some of the bigger fish so don’t delay and plan your trip today on the world famous 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!
Brandon (r) caught his second Wahoo this week on a triple hooked drifted sardine. The fish was 56.5 inches and weighed in at 33 pounds. A second Wahoo was hooked at the same time but managed to shake the hooks free before coming up within gaffing range. Congratulations on your second Wahoo catch aboard the Lady K Brandon!
Night fishing has been producing King Mackerel and a few nice Mutton Snapper like the one captain James is displaying for one of the Lady K”s junior anglers.Smaller Lane and Mangrove have also been coming aboard by anglers using bottom rigs and cut squid or bonito for bait.
First time anglers show off their Cobia caught during a recent morning trip. Cobia are excellent table fare and can be caught year round throughout the Lady K’s home range.
VIP angler John C. shows off a nice summer-time King Mackerel caught during one of this weeks afternoon trip. Along with the King Mackerel, other fish like the Bonito or False Albacore, have been keeping anglers busy along the rail during all three of the Lady K’s daily trips.
Lionfish, like the ones pictured above, are an invasive species to the reefs along the South Florida coast. These fish are also very venomous and should only be handled by the crew members on the Lady K, as well as all fish species.
Fishing is great opportunity for family and friends to get together while enjoying a day on the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Set out a bait, kick back, relax and see what wonder may come up after tugging your line.
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.
Anglers fishing aboard the Lady K this past weekend have enjoyed battling Black-fin Tuna while drifting dead sardines. The Tuna have been ranging anywhere between 6 to 40 pounds and can show up during any one of the Lady K’s three daily trips. The Black-fin Tuna will often hit the bait hard and make a long blistering run before settling into a hard battle. Sharks will often hone in on the struggling fish causing the Tuna to run in frantic circles, sometimes even jumping from the water just yards away from the boat, creating a wonderful show for anglers to enjoy and stories to tell for a lifetime.
Anglers have also been catching King Mackerel, Snapper, False Albacore, a few Cobia and releasing Sailfish during any one of our three daily trips. There is no need for reservations. Just show up at the dock and purchase your tickets. The morning trips have been very warm so be sure to stay hydrated. For a cooler alternative, try fishing during the afternoon or evening trips when there is more of a breeze and less sun.
VIP anglers Gerry (l) and Steve (r) display their catches of a Great Barracuda and Gag Grouper caught aboard the Lady K during a choppy morning trip. Gerry had a few grouper also but sharks managed to make a snack of the fish before they could be brought up to the gaff. Excellent job gentlemen!
Robbie displays a nice 20 pound Cobia that was caught during a rough afternoon trip aboard the Lady K. There have been plenty of small Cobia being caught along the reefs and wrecks in the area as well as fish up to 60 pounds being taken. Mahi Mahi continue to hit during the steady easterly winds along with King Mackerel, Snapper and other reef fish.
Plan your trip today aboard the Lady K. No reservations are required, just show up at the dock about a half hour prior to the sailing time of the trip you would like to go on. We supply everything you need for fun and enjoyable time on the Atlantic Ocean. Also, don’t forget we have gift cards available at the ticket office, perfect for the holiday or any time of the year. Fine Florida fishing with a smile and customer service in mind.