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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!
April has brought some nice Mahi Mahi action to the Lady K along with King Mackerel, False Albacore, Snapper and Triggerfish. Dolphin up to 20 pounds have been taken along with plenty of schooling sized fish.
Mahi Mahi have been running through during the morning or afternoon trips and King Mackerel up to 45 pounds have been taken also. Anglers fishing drift rigs have been taken the larger fish while bottom anglers have been busy catching triggerfish and other reef fish.
An afternoon trip brought good luck to Richard and his daughter who caught these beautiful Cobia and a False Albacore while drifting dead sardines over the local reef ledges. Cobia to 60 pounds have been taken throughout April. May should be the peak month for Cobia catches off the southern Palm Beach reefs.
VIP angler Brandon caught this huge Great Barracuda while deep sea drift fishing off the Lady K during a morning trip. Also known as the Tiger of the Sea, these big gamefish put up a great battle with jumps and lighting fast runs.
Bull, Sandbar and Hammerhead sharks have also been caught and released by anglers fishing aboard the Lady K. Anglers have been witnessed Whale Sharks cruising by the Lady K during trips as well as catching smaller species such as Atlantic Sharpnose and Blacknose Sharks.
Plan a trip aboard the Lady K today and catch a good time away from the everyday. Spring is in full swing so treat yourself to a relaxing time of fun under the Florida sun while fishing with family or friends. Tight lines and good angling!!
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.
Matt (2nd from right) hooked and landed a beautiful 13 pound Red Grouper while bottom fishing and using a squid strip for bait. Other anglers took Mutton Snapper to 10 pounds along with King Mackerel, Porgies, Black-fin Tuna and a host of other reef fish during the morning trip. The afternoon trip brought back King Mackerel to 12 pounds, Gray Triggerfish and other reef fish.
Junior angler Dylan displays a big Mutton Snapper caught while spooling a thread-fin herring across the bottom. The best bet for a family with small children is to bottom fish using cut squid. Fishing in this manner will produce many different species of colorful reef fish (have a camera ready) as well as larger predators like Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack and even Sailfish have been caught by anglers using bottom rigs aboard the Lady K.
Monday’s morning trip was overcast and breezy but produced this nice Mutton Snapper and King Mackerel. There were some small Red Grouper releases, a small Cobia release and False Albacore releases. The Lady K also promotes catch and release fishing, so should an angler not be interested in keeping their catch, please inform the crew so they can handle the fish as quickly as possible for a successful release.
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.