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Some nice Cobia have been coming aboard the this week like the 28 pound fish VIP angler Robert is holding up. The fish just narrowly missed becoming a shark dinner unlike Rob’s second Cobia. Nice catch Rob, glad you had a wonderful trip!

King Mackerel are still coming through the area. Although many of the fish are too small to keep, there are few mackerel in the 15 to 25 pound class range being caught. The fish above was a 44 pound “smoker” caught during an afternoon trip on Wednesday.  As the fish was being cleaned at the table, a smaller King Mackerel of 4 pounds was found inside the gullet of the beast.

Columnist Manny Luftglass displays some of the nice Yellow-tail Snapper that have been coming aboard the Lady K this week during both day-time trips. Many of the fish have been averaging between 1 1/2 to 2 pounds although larger fish to 4 pounds have been caught by anglers fishing higher up in the water column. Manny caught his fish using a bottom rig and cut squid. Mutton snapper to 5 pounds are being caught by anglers spooling the bottom.

 

Mahi Mahi have also been caught this week under overcast skies and 2 – 4 foot seas on both morning and afternoon trips. The fish have been swimming by themselves for the most part and are being caught by anglers using knocker rigs and sardines.

Don’t let the weatherman scare you away. The overcast conditions and lightly scattered showers have had the fish chewing throughout the week with light to moderate numbers of anglers. Stay up to date and check back with us for more news and updates. Thank you for making Bar Jack Fishing your premiere choice for affordable deep-sea drift fishing. Tight lines!

 A rack full of King Mackerel up to 28 pounds and the boat’s limit of six Cobia up to 35 pounds kept everyone very busy along the rail during one of the morning trips this past week. The fish were hitting baits at all depths and everyone onboard caught fish.

 V.I.P. angler Norman shows off his first ever Cobia brought aboard the Lady K. Great job Norman!

 Often mistaken for a shark, the Cobia is one of the best eating fish caught aboard the Lady K and the months of April, May and June bring large pods of the fish along the South Florida coast as they migrate north following Bull Sharks or King Mackerel schools for scraps of food.

 Large King Mackerel like this 30 pound “smoker” make blistering runs and can engage an angler for a 15 minute battle. Reggie fought this fish up and down the rail a few times before the fish could be brought within gaffing range while Stacy gives a big thumbs up on a job well done. The Lady K is your gateway to fabulous fishing this May. Come on out for a four-hour trip or make a day of it and thank you for your patronage.

 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.

The year of 2010 earmarked some great catches aboard the Lady K. Anglers fished all through many different conditions, from cold blustery winter days, into those hot and humid still summer mornings, beyond the rain-soaked choppy conditions of tropical storms – here are just a handful of memories from throughout the seasons of 2010………………………..

A mild South Florida winter day saw this 50 plus pound wahoo come aboard the Lady K during a January afternoon trip………….

Winter also brought some smoker sized King Mackerel over the reefs of Lantana, Florida – many larger than the anglers who caught them…..

The hard cold days of February and March brought resplendent smiles to those who landed large African Pompano……….

Bottom fishing during the winter always brings a unusual visitor up from the depths – who could forget Jenny’s Febuary Flying Gurnard?……

Early spring brought cool mornings and warm afternoons, but the fishing was hot with King Mackerel, Dorado (dolphin), and Cobia showing up……….

Big spring time Mutton Snapper found their way home to dinner after the mid-day sun warmed things up a little……………….

Cobia were in full force during May with the Lady K limiting out at six fish per trip and Dorado in the mix………………

The big Black-fin Tuna started showing up at the end of May and continued pushing anglers to their limit throughout June…………..

Full boxes of fish kept everyone busy, both on the rail and at the cleaning table………………………..

Summertime brought us some great night-time fishing with Mangrove snapper and King Mackerel……………………………….

along with quite a few double-digit Mutton Snapper during the afternoons……………………………

The Bull Sharks did eat quite a few nice fish before they could be brought aboard the Lady K, so remember this summer to REEL FAST – REAL FAST……………………………….

What a Snag…………. during periods of heavy rain, freshwater is flushed out through spillways to prevent flooding and during these times it’s not unusual to see fresh water fish floating in the ocean. This Largemouth Bass was barely alive when it was “snagged” by an angler using a guppy rig while fishing close to the Boynton Inlet aboard the Lady K and really surprised the entire crew.

July and August saw many anglers catching their limit of Yellow-tail Snapper aboard the Lady K……………………………

August also brought some hot Wahoo fishing to anglers fishing both “flat” lines on spinning outfits and while using boat rods…………………

Early September is when these big Mutton Snapper can be found out deep as well along the shallower reefs…………………………

October brought Black Grouper aboard the Lady K as well as a fall run of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish…………………….

The beautiful copperish-gold color of the Schoolmaster Snapper marks Florida’s changing colors for fall………………………..

November starts the fall run of Cobia such as this 30 pound fish caught aboard the Lady K. The fish generally migrate along the beaches during the fall and winter following large stingrays but will also stray out over the areas wrecks and reefs in search of baitfish……………………

Fall Dorado average between 6 to 15 pounds and always light up the rail with excitement as they flash their colors and display wonderful acrobatics. Dorado can be caught during the winter time but will usually be smaller “peanut” sized fish…………………..

November King Mackerel will average between 8 to 10 pounds with a few fish in the 20 pound range taken by anglers using triple hooked sardines. One of the best ways to catch kings is to set your line out and leave the rod in a holder, waiting for the reel to scream……………….

November brought some big swells to the Boynton Inlet and some good fishing was to be had beyond the break……………………………………

Many colorful ornamental reef fish, such as this Queen Triggerfish, have been photographed and released by anglers fishing the waters of South Florida for the first time. There are over 200 different species and sub-species combined of reef fish found in the home waters of the Lady K but only a small fraction of them are caught on hook and line.

Rays like the Cow-nosed Ray pictured above and Southern Stingrays (below) are an uncommon catch aboard the Lady K. Large specimens are cut loose at the boat while smaller, more manageable fish may be brought aboard for a quick photo opportunity before being released.

Near freezing temperatures in December brought plenty of football sized Black-fin Tuna aboard the Lady K by anglers fishing chunk baits, small sardines and while trolling between fishing spots.

Not every day of December was cold. There were plenty of mild days filled with sunshine and offshore surprises such as this large Ocean Tally – an excellent eating member of the Triggerfish family and one worthy of a photo for the bragging board.

Winter time Mahi Mahi averaged four to six pounds but sometimes a 20 plus pound fish can be found underneath a school of smaller fish. King Mackerel and wahoo are also frequently caught under schools of small Mahi during the winter months so don’t be afraid to drop a bait 20 feet or more below a school of fish – you may be rewarded with a big surprise.

Sailfish are a winter by-catch for the Lady K and sometimes the vessel will see multiple hook-ups of this majestic gamefish both before and after a cold front moves through the area. Have a camera ready for some spectacular acrobatics during the battle or when the fish comes up to the boat flashing colors of neon blue, purple, silver and gold.

We hope you enjoyed the snap-shots of some of the great catches, both big and small, brought aboard the Lady K during the 2010 seasons. It has been a privilege for all of us at BarJack Fishing to serve all of the anglers who have fished with us this past year and we look forward to continuing the commitment of professionalism, education and safety to make everyone’s offshore fishing experience relaxing, fun and memorable.

And what would the Lady K be without some photos of our Lady anglers and junior (K)ids division?

A very good student! The young lady on the right caught her fourth fish ever after receiving instructions from the crew, what a nice Wahoo!……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

A thumbs up review for a first time King Mackerel catch, great job!……………………………………..

A Cow-nosed Ray surprised this young angler while fishing a bottom rig with cut squid…………………………………………

D is for Dolphin and Delicious and Delightful and a job well Done……………………………………

Light spinning tackle and some small Dorado were the perfect match for some hot catch and release action, great job Dillon……………

Crestwood Middle School show off their catch during a field trip they took aboard the Lady K during the fall. The Lady K is also the official vessel for the West Palm Beach Fishing Foundation “Kids Fishing Day” during the summer and we look forward to our 24th year!…………………………………………………..

Bonito (aka False Albacore) are hard fighters and sure to give any junior angler a memory of a lifetime just about any time of the year. Although the fish are generally caught during the summer, they can also give anglers a battle during the fall and winter as well……………….

Fishing is about building memories with family and friends, giving children the chance to experience achievement and opening their minds up beyond video games or other inept and inert activities. The young man above battled his first ever Mahi Mahi for 15 long minutes being encouraged by his family and the entire boat to continue when he thought he couldn’t do it, the reward was accomplishment and a great memory sure to last a lifetime!

In closing, everyone at Barjack Fishing would like to thank all of our patrons for choosing the Lady K as their vessel of choice for fishing southern Palm Beach county and allowing us to help build fond memories of quality time with family and friends alike in the old traditional Florida way – fishing.  We look forward to an exciting 2011 fishing season with all of our anglers, young or elder, novice or experienced and residents or visitors; it is our pleasure to serve you and all your fishing needs.

Happy New Year!!!!  May your dreams become accomplishments and your prayers be answered.

On a family vacation from England, this novice angler shows she has what it takes to catch fish as she proudly displays her King Mackerel. The family is visiting relatives here in Palm Beach County and chose to explore the waters from “across the pond”. They were very pleased with the experience, learning a lot about Florida’s marine ecosystem and amazed at the diverse amount of fish species our waters hold. During the trip they got to witness sea turtles basking at the surface, giant moon jellyfish drifting by and witnessed a small pod of wahoo that swam around the boat reluctant to feed on any of the baits the crew members and other anglers offered them. An experience their family will be sure to remember – how about yours?

 Austin caught this great tasting Cobia as the Lady K drifted over a pod of Bull Sharks. It was the second cobia taken during the afternoon trip and will be joining some Yellow-tail snapper for dinner. Austin and his father made a day of it fishing both the morning and afternoon trips. Wonderful job fellas!

 The Lady K has brought in a few stray Cobia this week. The fish are hanging around the Bull sharks and local wrecks where they will eat sardines drifting near the bottom.

 Nice Mutton snapper continue to be caught along with Yellow-tail, Mangrove (Gray) and the occasional Schoolmaster snapper. Our experienced crews can teach you how to spool the bottom for these fish or rig your rod with a bottom rig and squid to include Triggerfish along with the snapper bite.

 Plan a summer outing today aboard the Lady K, the south county’s cleanest drift fishing vessel with the most courteous and professional crews. Just come as you are and we’ll do all the work so you and your family can have a “reel” good time. See ya at the dock!

 A double-header of African Pompano caught aboard the Lady K during a recent morning trip. African Pompano are a highly prized tropical gamefish with excellent table fair. Adults can grow up to 50 pounds and prefer to hold in coastal waters around reefs or wrecks. Juvenile fish are pelagic, drifting with the warm ocean currents.

 Although they can be caught year round, March and April are the spawning months for African Pompano, offering springtime anglers a chance to battle one of these beautiful gamefish. This 14 pound fish was caught over one of the area’s patch reefs and ate a dead sardine. Other gamefish being caught this week include kingfish, mutton snapper, bonito and sharks along with triggerfish and other assorted bottom fish.

  This is what it’s all about. Josh fished with his uncle Mike during a recent afternoon trip and caught this nice 24 pound kingfish by himself. A memory of a lifetime for sure!

 Josh and Johnnie show off their their catch of kingfish after fishing aboard the Lady K. Great job kids!

 The kingfish that are being caught range any where from 5 pounds upwards of 20 pounds plus and the season is just getting started. Plan a morning, afternoon or an evening trip today and hook into a great time.

 A beautiful Mutton snapper found it’s way home for dinner during one of our morning trips aboard the Lady K. Large mutton snapper can be difficult to find during the winter. Our experienced captains and their crew will put you on top of the fish and share their fishing techniques  should you ask for assistance. Plan an offshore excursion today aboard the Lady K.

 

 Fishing during some of the coldest days this January have led to good catches of  Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Mutton Snapper and some nice Wahoo action.

This 50 pound Wahoo was landed during an afternoon trip. The fish ate a triple hooked sardine while drifting and is a fish any angler would be proud of!

 

This 45 pound wahoo also ate a dead drifted sardine just after the full moon phase and a cold front. One of the joys that fishing brings is the uncertainty of what you may catch and the Lady K is your affordable means to get you there!

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