Welcome to Reel Busy Charters and our Stuart Florida Fishing Report. There’s been allot of media hype concerning the dumping of Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River but the offshore waters are still blue and the Reel Busy is still catching fish.
Sailfish, dolphin and tuna are providing most of the action off the coast of Stuart this time of year with a mix of kingfish, bonito and cobia. On the Bahamas side we’re catching tunas, marlin, dolphin, groupers and snappers.
The sailfish bite off the coast of Stuart is excellent this time of year. We’re getting 4 or 5 sailfish bites and catching 2 or 3 on most of our Sailfish Charters.
We haven’t been catching as many big dolphin as we did in the spring but there’s more packs of schooling dolphin pushing through. Big dolphin and blue marlin will pop up on packs of schooling dolphin this time of year and it’s game on.
The blackfin tuna never stacked up off the coast of Stuart this year but the ones we’ve been catching are all big blackfins of 15 to 25 pounds. Blackfin tuna and skip-jack tuna are abundant on the Bahamas side. We haven’t been catching as many yellowfin tuna as we usually do on our Bahamas fishing charters but we’re catching a few mixed in with the blackfins.