You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘snapper’ tag.
July is turning out to be calm seas and excellent fishing. On this morning trip, big Kingfish and Mutton Snapper were brought back to the docks.
School maybe out for Wilson and Bryce but the fish schools were in full force. The two fishermen finished the afternoon trip with over 10 fish caught.
We have seen some very strong easterly winds this week, kicking the seas up while also pushing the warmer Gulf Stream waters closer to our shores. Along with the Gulf Stream water, floating debris such as bamboo sticks and light patches of Sargassum weed are being pushed in and under this lurk the Mahi mahi, also known as dolphin, dolphinfish and dorado. Dolphin are a beautiful fish with a multitude of colors, a strong fighting ability including sizzling runs and spectacular acrobatics. A trophy gamefish by all standards.
On Thursday, October 16 th, the anglers who fished aboard the Lady K found a brisk, cool breeze and moderate 3 to 5 foot seas to greet them after passing the north jetty of the Boynton Inlet. Captain Allan motored the Lady K out into the deep violet waters in search of snapper and other pelagic gamefish species……
Artie Cushman of Palm Springs, Florida (L) and Norm Levenson of Boynton Beach, Florida (R) both caught this beautiful pair of Mahi mahi or dolphin. Mr. Levenson caught his 28 pound cow dolphin using a 20 pound spinning outfit while free-lining a sardine and Mr. Cushman used a 25 pound test conventional outfit while also free-lining a triple hooked sardine to land his 30 pound bull dolphin.
Both fish were caught during the morning or 8 to 12 trip along with catches of kingfish, vermillion snapper, Triggerfish and other bottom fish. With the brisk winds, it’s imperative to make sure you have a good amount of line out to hook into these fish. Although it’s not uncommon for dolphin to make a showing right in front of the boat, where their flashing blue, green and yellow colors will astound you in the deep, clear violet water.
Chuck Kinser of Lake Worth, Florida (L), Artie Cushman of Palm Springs, Florida (C) and Tri Nguyen of Boca Raton, Florida (R) caught these dolphin while fishing on the afternoon or 1 to 5 trip. Mr. Nguyen caught his 8 pound bull dolphin while using one of the boats rods rigged with a one ounce knocker rig and triple hooked sardine. Mr. Cushman fished with us again in the afternoon and landed his 6 pound cow dolphin using the same technique that worked for him during his earlier trip. Mr. Kinser caught his cow dolphin while using one of the boats rods rigged up with a 3/4 ounce knocker rig and triple hooked sardine. All three of the fish were caught around a floating bamboo stick and all three anglers had at least one hundred yards or more of line out when the fish ate their baits. Great job gentlemen!
The afternoon trip also had one more small dolphin follow a bait up to the boat (without eating) and two larger dolphin, in the teen to twenty pound class, which showed up just feet from the boat but ignored the baits that were around them. Well, that’s fishing, but a good show none the less. Again, Captain Allan put us on the vermillion snapper…….
Bob Sang of Lake Worth, Florida caught his limit of snapper while fishing on the bottom using cut squid. The vermillion snapper are a beautiful deep, cold water snapper with a very mild flavor. Their diet consist mainly of small fish, crustaceans and invertebrates. When the conditions are right, our captains can place the boat right over the fish so anglers can pull up two fish at a time for a fresh and tasty dinner after the days adventure.
Stop on down to the dock and check out our catches, say hello to the captains and crew or ask about our VIP and group rates. We are looking forward to helping you enjoy an offshore experince of a lifetime!
October 8th was a beautiful day to be on the water fishing aboard the Lady K. Anglers fishing during the 8 am to 12 pm morning trip were greeted by light winds and two to three foot seas as Captain Allen motored the Lady K to the fishing grounds:
Ken Buzzi of Boynton Beach, Florida (L), Ken Hahn of Swampscott, Mass. (C) and Allan Sitnick of Boynton Beach, Florida, each caught a nice dolphin while fishing triple hooked sardines. The dolphin or mahi mahi, each weighed in around 10 pounds, putting on a show for everyone while showing off their colors and acrobatics.
Pictured above is Chris Roberts of Fredrickberg, Va. with his 13 pound kingfish (L) and Tom Tamborini of Swampscott, Mass. with a nice trophy sized 20 pound Great Barracuda (R). Both of these fish were caught during the morning trip on the boat’s rods while using triple hooked sardines. There were plenty of kingfish along with snapper, small grouper and other reef fish taken during the trip.
The fair weather maintained throughout the afternoon for anglers fishing our afternoon trip from 1 pm to 5 pm. There were plenty of yellow-tail and mutton snapper caught along with some nice kingfish like those pictured below:
Here Matt (L), Sheri and Kris (R) all of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, show off their catch on the way back to the dock. Great work folks and we hope to see you again soon!!
There are over 250 different species of fish off our coast and the Lady K is your gateway to the diverse waters and marine habitat outside the Boynton inlet. Come on out, soak a line, relax and let our crews help you to hook into a good time. See you at the dock!
Broiled Teriaki Snapper “Courtesy of Dan Barton”
(add two table spoons of orange juice for each cup of teriaki sauce)
Marinade the snapper fillets for at least an hour at room temperature.
Place fish on the second rack down from the broiler.
Broil on “HI” for about 6 – 8 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness.
Serve with rice and California mix vegitables. (Broccoli, Cauliflower and carrots)
This recipe is great for all spieces of snapper, which are pan seared with an Asian-inspired sauce featuring ginger, green onions and rice wine vinegar.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Yields: 2 servings
2 (4 ounce) Snapper fillets 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon honey
1 Fresh lemon, juiced 1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon ground ginger
1. Rinse snapper under cold water and pat dry. In a shallow bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, rice vinegar, honey, green onions and ginger.
2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Dip snapper fillets in marinade to coat both sides and place in skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Pour remaining marinade into skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Serve with rice or pasta and sides of fresh steamed vegetables. Great dish to make in under 30 minutes.
I’ve been party-boat fishing for over 50 years, and you can’t beat the service, crews or experience on the LADY K. These were caught in May and June of 2008