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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.
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.
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!
Nice Mutton Snappers like these found their way into the Lady K’s fish box during the week of Thanksgiving. Anglers spooling the bottom also found Yellow-tail Snapper and Gray Triggerfish while a few Mahi Mahi found free-lined baits more appealing.
Gag Grouper, also known as Gray Grouper, are still finding their way aboard the Lady K. Many of this brutes really tax an angler’s skill as they make hard runs back to a hole or ledge after inhaling a sardine fished on or near the bottom. Sharks have also taken a few of the delicious fish as anglers fight their fish to the surface.
Grouper can grow to over 60 pounds although the average fish will weigh between 12 to 18 pounds. Anglers fishing for Grouper have also been catching Cobia, Banded Rudderfish and Gray Triggerfish up to 8 pounds.
VIP angler Mia caught this beautiful 15 pound Mahi Mahi cow while drifting a sardine close to the boat while a school of smaller fish in the 6 to 8 pound range were being brought up by other anglers.
The holidays are here and BarJack Fishing has plenty of Gift Cards available at the ticket office for the Lady K drift fishing vessel. The perfect gift for all the anglers in your family. The entire crew of the Lady K wishes everyone a very happy and safe holiday season as we continue to bring the best service possible to all of our anglers.
A rare look at a juvenile Tiger Shark as it swam around the boat during one of the Lady K’s morning trips. The shark stayed around the boat for 15 minutes so the crew decided to give the beautiful creature a handout a put a bonito to good use.
This Tiger Shark measured between five to six feet and may have weighed between 75 to 90 pounds. Tiger sharks can grow to lengths of between 12 to 20 feet long with weights of 850 to over 1,400 pounds. They are the garbage cans of the sea, eating everything from sea turtles, sea snakes, sea birds and smaller sharks to metal cans and license plates.
Tiger Sharks are responsible for a large percentage of fatal attacks on humans, although rare, and are regarded as one of the most dangerous sharks. Tiger Sharks are also one of most colorful sharks with their brownish-gray backs and white sides which are patterned with black dots and stripes just like a tiger. This feature also makes them a favorite for replica fish mounts since the species is threatened do to “finning”, where commercial fishermen cut off the fins to sell to the Asian markets for shark fin soup.
Along with rare sights such as these, anglers have been catching a few King Mackerel up to 20 pounds and the afternoon trips have seen several Sailfish releases this past week. A few Mahi Mahi have been showing up along the rail also during the afternoon trips with fish to 15 pounds. Bottom action is producing some Vermillion Snapper, Porgies, Gray Triggerfish and Jacks. So come on out, relax and enjoy a day on the water aboard the Lady K.
A nice pair of 30 plus pound Amberjack will tax your tackle and give your muscles a good work out. Mark landed these heavyweights during an afternoon trip aboard the Lady K and while fishing sardines near the bottom.
Rob nabbed this big Amberjack also while fishing a sardine near the bottom over a local area reef and finally broke in his new fishing rod on a large fish. Great work by all the anglers who worked hard to land these fish!
Although not very plentiful this time of the year, a few King Mackerel have been landed this week by lucky anglers fishing both the morning and afternoon trips. Anglers have also been catching Vermillion snapper, triggerfish and there have also been a few Sailfish hook-ups to add to the mix. During this time of the year the boat has very light crowds so it’s perfect for those anglers who don’t wish to fish a crowded boat. Come on out and have some fun day fishing aboard the Lady K!
Nightly fisherman and VIP angler Mark shows a tasty Yellow-eye Snapper caught during an evening trip aboard the Lady K. These fish are generally found in deep water but this particular one was caught in 80 feet of water. Mark also caught King Mackerel, Bonito and had a few other large fish on during a recent night trip.
This is also the time of year that the anglers aboard the Lady K have an opportunity to witness a Sailfish free-jumping or even hook-up on one of these pelagic acrobatics. Enjoy the next series of photos taken of a sunset Sailfish hooked by Mark, the fish frayed through the leader just shy of coming alongside the Lady K for more photos and being released………..
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!