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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!
Fishing on the evening trips have been productive for some anglers. The 17 pound Cubera Snapper pictured above inhaled a ballyhoo fished along the bottom while the King Mackerel pictured below choose a drifted sardine fished in the middle of the water column.
The afternoon trips have seen anglers taking some nice Cobia up to 48 pounds along with a mix of King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Snapper and the occasional Mahi Mahi.
Junior anglers have been having fun catching large fish like the Little Tunny pictured below. Children fishing with bottom rigs have been catching a wide variety of tropical reef fish, triggerfish, jacks, grunts, snapper, grouper and “hotdog” fish.
Don’t miss the boat! The weather has been perfect with light winds and calm conditions in the mornings. The afternoon seabreeze is very cool and for anglers who don’t want to much sun, try an evening trip where you and your family or friends can watch a magnificent sunrise. Now open – Bar Jack Fish Tales Marina Store – located right at the dock – Snacks, Drinks, Clothing, Sunscreen, Bait, Ice and Tackle all accessible for anglers before and after fishing aboard the Lady K.
VIP anglers Rob (l) and Mark (r) display two nice Cobia caught during a very recent afternoon trip on the Lady K. Both fish slammed baits drifted just off the bottom. Although not very pretty by nature, these wonderful game fish make excellent table fare and can feed a small family for at least a week.
This beautiful Coney Grouper (aka Strawberry Grouper) was caught and released due to the annual Shallow Water Grouper closed season. Grouper season will reopen on May 1st so anglers will be able to take grouper again as long as they meet the state’s recreational size limits.
A member of the needlefish family, this Houndfish is just one of the many different fish species anglers may be able to catch during the spring and early summer migrations off the South Florida coastline. Houndfish can go up to six feet long and can be seen leaping across the surface of the ocean as they chase small baitfish.
Don’t miss your chance to hook into a great time this spring and plan a trip aboard the Lady K. We supply everything you need for four hours of offshore exploration. No angling experience required, our crews will show you how and coach you through the fight, then they’ll fillet your catch back at the dock. Good luck and tight lines!
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!!
This beautiful Marbled Grouper was safety vented and released (above) after a quick photograph during a cold March morning trip due to the shallow water grouper closed season. The season will reopen for all shallow water grouper beginning on May 1st of 2013, only a month away.
Cobia began showing up near the end of March and continue to move through the area through April, May and into June. Cobia can be caught on any of the Lady K’s three daily trips.
King Mackerel have been scattered along the coast with fish up to 30 pounds being caught by anglers drifting sardines, goggle-eyes or threadfin herring around deep drop offs and area reefs. This King was caught during an afternoon trip on an overcast March afternoon.
April 1st marked the opening of the Vermillion Snapper season and anglers give a big thumbs up after catching some for dinner. Gray Triggerfish, Red Porgy, Whitebone Porgy and a few Little Tunny also continue to bite the baits. Lighter winds during the morning trips can bring greater success to anglers hoping the land some of the tasty fish.
This nice Cobia was taken during an April afternoon trip and will make a tasty dinner for days to come.
Captain B holds up a 25 pound King Mackerel landed by VIP angler Charlie which was caught on light tackle. The fish made some sizzling runs before succumbing to the gaff. Other anglers also caught King Mackerel up to 10 pounds, Porgies, Vermillion Snapper, and released some under-sized cobia. A fun time was had by all.
The Lady K sails three times daily and our price includes everything you will for a half day of deep sea drift fishing. Just bring your favorite beverage, some snacks and little sunscreen and enjoy the day. Also coming soon is Bar Jack’s Fish Tales marina store, located right at the boat, so stay tuned for our grand opening in the months ahead. Tight lines everyone!
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.
The Lady K has passed her US Coast Guard Safety Inspection with flying colors and now its time to resume fishing off the South Palm Beach County coastline.
VIP angler Victor fished with his dad during a morning trip and caught this 33 pound, early winter Cobia while spooling a bait on the bottom. During the trip other anglers enjoyed action provided by King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Yellow-tail Snapper, small Sharks, Banded Rudderfish and Gray Triggerfish. If fishing a drift bait doesn’t work for you, ask one of your experienced crew members for a bottom rod and enjoy hooking up on a different fish species on every drop.
Catch and Release fishing has also been good for anglers fishing aboard the Lady K. Closed seasons on Vermillion Snapper, Black Sea Bass and all Shallow Water Grouper (like the nice Gag Grouper pictured above) continue to provide action (although disheartening) for anglers. The passing cold fronts have also allowed some lucky anglers to catch and release Sailfish throughout the week. The Lady K promotes catch and release fishing while encouraging anglers to bring along a camera for a quick snapshot of their catch before releasing so our younger generation of anglers can enjoy battling a fish in the future.
Plan a trip today aboard the Lady K and don’t forget that we also offer night fishing from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm (with a minimum of 7 anglers for evening trips), so bring a friend and open the bail in order to place a fish in the pail!
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!