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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!!
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!
The end of October brought in some nice catches like this afternoon trip where anglers bagged Mutton Snapper, King Mackerel, Almaco Jacks, Cobia and other bottom fish. Fall fishing brings many different species of migrating fish through the home waters of the Lady K.
The first week of November brought in some really nice catches of Yellow-tail Snapper with more Mutton Snapper and Banded Rudderfish in the mix. The large Gray Triggerfish have also been showing up with some fish weighing up to seven pounds. There have also been some nice Porgies caught by anglers using bottom rigs baited with squid.
Mahi Mahi were being caught on Friday by anglers braving the choppy sea conditions, the perfect time for the migrating pelagic fish whose location is most often given away by the flocking sea birds. In addition to the Mahi Mahi catches, there have been some releases of Sailfish by some anglers while others continue to catch Cobia, Snapper, Triggerfish and other bottom fish.
This Skipjack Tuna started off the fall with the addition of BarJack Fishing’s big fish ticket. Just catch the biggest fish (sharks, remora and bonito excluded) and you win. So plan a trip offshore fishing the cobalt blue waters off the south Atlantic with your family or friends. We provide everything required for your four hour fishing excursion but anglers are always welcome to bring their own equipment. Plan your trip today aboard the Lady K!
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 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.
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.
These two lucky anglers will be heating up the grill for fresh Mahi Mahi and Cobia caught during a terrific morning trip aboard the Lady K. Summertime Mahi Mahi have been showing up with a lot of short fish, called “peanuts”, milling around the boat during some of the morning and afternoon trips. With so many small fish around there should be a good Mahi Mahi fishery in the fall as these fast growing fish develop through the summer. Keeper sized fish like the ones pictured above can be found around large weed patches or other floating debris so keep a sharp eye out and be ready to crank your bait close to the boat when they show up. A few Cobia are still being taken over the reefs, wrecks and sharks along with plenty of Yellow-tail and Mutton Snapper.
As the summer heat cranks up, be sure to bring plenty of sunblock, a hat and drinks if your planning a morning trip. The afternoon trips have been cooling down with the late afternoon thunder storms building up inland and have been the best trips for those in search of Mutton Snapper. We supply everything you need in order to catch fish and our experienced crews are ready to help by providing instructions, tips and techniques, as well as cleaning your catch back at the dock. Your offshore adventure begins here – at BarJack Fishing!
Anglers admire their catch of Gray Triggerfish, Porgies, Almaco Jacks and False Albacore after a beautiful morning trip fishing aboard the Lady K. Anglers used both bottom rigs and triple hook drift rigs to catch the Triggerfish and a few large Jolthead Porgies. Anglers also had the chance to witness a nine foot Hammerhead Shark as it gracefully swam by the boat and a small pod of porpoise who playfully jumped around the bow of the boat during the ride back to the dock.
Monster-sized Gray Triggerfish such as this eight pound specimen have been taken by anglers using baits such as ballyhoo while drifting over area reefs. Triggerfish are also excellent table fare and may be cooked in many different ways or served as ceviche. Don’t worry about having to fillet these leather skinned fish - our captains and mates will be happy to prepare your catch for the kitchen at the end of your trip. Don’t forget that Spring Break is just around the corner and that BarJack Fishing has Gift Certificates available for that special angling student of yours. What a great way to show that with hard work, comes great reward.