All Blog Entries by Lacey Hagler

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For the 24th year in a row, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) is kicking off the holiday season by hosting the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade.

From center consoles to pleasure yachts, dozens of South Florida boats will be decking their hulls in colorful lights and cruising through the intracoastal for a spectacular show of holiday spirit. The parade will be led by a Zambelli Fireworks travelling display,  will begin at the north end of Lake Worth Lagoon a 6 pm, and will travel north on the intracoastal to end with a grand finale at the Jupiter Lighthouse around 8pm, courtesy of Jetty’s, Square Grouper, and U-Tiki.

Mo and Sally from KOOL 105.5 will be aboard the Loggerhead Marina Grand Marshal Boat, and the big man

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Photo Courtesy of Photographer Eddie Twyford

The Florida “cold snap” this weekend has lows in the 60’s rolling through, producing ideal conditions for sailfish cruising through. Kitefish with goggle eyes in 120-250’ of water, and after your first sail, target a tighter area around that depth. A few dolphin are still in the equation off Palm Beach Inlet, but no strong numbers seem to be showing up.

The snapper bite has been solid lately, with large muttons and yellowtail congregating on the reef. Live ballyhoo, sardines, or midsized pinfish work great.

Inshore fishing has slowed down quite a bit, with Snook and redfish becoming finicky to the tide. You’ll have to feel out each spot for what tide works best, and keep a close eye on it once you

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Photo Courtesy of Endless Imagery Photography, Inc.

This past weekend, a fleet of 48 boats shed their summer skin to register for this year’s Dust ‘Em Off Sailfish Warmup. A multi-inlet tournament, boats fished from Jupiter Inlet to Islamorada to kick off the sailfish season in South Florida.

With fall weather rolling in, fishing proved to be heating up with a total of 107 sailfish releases. 39’ SeaVee BLUE TALES captained by Samy Arriaga claimed victory with 6 sailfish releases. 48’ Viking DAY SEA captained by Kyle Sherman took second releasing 6 sailfish. Third place was scored this year by ONE UP captained by JC Cleare with 6 sailfish. Kevin Cabrera fishing aboard ANGLER MANAGEMENT claimed top angler with 3 sailfish releases.

This year’s

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This Thursday, the professionals' sportfishing magazine InTheBite is hosting a sportfishing social at Blue Pointe Bar and Grill in Tequesta. 

This will be the second of many socials, and gives crews, captains, owners, writers, photographers, and fisherman in the industry a chance to rub elbows and talk fishing.

The social will be from 5-7pm on Thursday, November 15th 2018, and it is open to the public.

Blue Pointe Bar and Grill is located at Jupiter Pointe Marina at 18701 SE Federal Hwy, Tequesta, FL 33469.

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Photo Courtesy of Emily Schwab.

The game offshore this weekend goes to sailfish, snappers, and gaffers. Sailfish are strong just in time for the Dust ‘Em Off Tournament, with releases in the double digits. Kite fishing with live goggle-eyes or blue runners in 100-300’ should entice a few sails. While dolphin schoolies are abundant, a few gaffers have been chasing ballyhoo and bonita strips in the 150-600’ range. Trolling with small feathers during lowlight should help you catch a few football-sized blackfin tuna, and the smaller ones can be used to catch wahoo. If you're thinking of heading to the Bahamas for the first time, read "How to Cross From Florida to the Bahamas By Boat".

Large mutton snapper have been pretty hot lately, with plenty of

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The Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup 2018 will take place on November 15-17th at OBB Resort & Marina in West End Grand Bahama to benefit Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI.

Last year, a total of 23 boats registered, with 18 boats competing in the two-day wahoo tournament. Congratulations to 48’ Viking DAY SEA for taking the first place $21,000 pot home in 2017 with an aggregate weight of 109.6 lbs! DAY SEA’s Andi De Young caught the largest wahoo of the tournament on day 1 with a 48-pounder, and 2nd place went to 40’ Seahunter CORKS CREW with over $8,900 of winnings. 48’ Riviera LLANGUS swept up third place, taking home over $4,200.

The first year of the tournament paid out over $40,000 in prize money and raised over $105,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma NI.

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Photo Courtesy of Lacey Hagler

Sailfish are biting from Stuart to Boca in the 150-300’ range, with a few boats releasing 10+ sails. Try kite fishing with hearty live baits like goggle-eyes or blue runners. Trolling with small feathers during lowlight should help you catch a few football-sized blackfin tuna, and the smaller ones can be used to catch wahoo, which has been hot due to this mild cold front, especially in the Bahamas. If you're thinking of heading to the Bahamas for the first time, read "How to Cross From Florida to the Bahamas By Boat".

Fair numbers of snapper have been prevalent around 100’ off of Jupiter, with a few cobia here and there as well.

The cold front has slowed snook down a bit, but mullet are still running. Live mullet or

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Pictured: Waterfront Yacht Sales Professional, Capt. Michael O'Connor

The bite was scarce last weekend, but it seems to have been picking up this week due to the full moon. A few wahoo are starting to show up from the full moon and mild cold front, especially closer to the Bahamas. Around here, 150-400’ is where wahoo have hooked up along with blackfin tuna. Troll with small feathers at during lowlight for tuna, and use the small ones to catch wahoo. Another option is to pick up a local favorite Junkanoo Lure and high speed troll in a zig-zag pattern. Sailfish are also coming out of the woodwork, and kite fishing with hearty live baits like goggle-eyes or blue runners is your best bet.

Kingfish and large mutton snapper have been eating sardines

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A “Sunday Funday” on the water is the perfect way to relax in the warm Florida sunshine with the ocean breeze on your face. The blue water and convenient variety of waterfront restaurants on the intracoastal waterway (ICW) from Palm Beach Inlet to Jupiter provides for the ultimate cruise. We’ve started at Palm Beach Inlet and worked our way up to Jupiter Sound with these nine waterfront restaurants worth adding to your bucket list!

Stop #1: Sailfish Marina, Singer Island

Voted the “Best Sunday Brunch” on Trip Advisor, it’s only appropriate to kick off your Sunday shenanigans at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. Overlooking Peanut Island, this well-known resort and fishing destination opens at 7am with a sprawling bloody mary bar and brunch

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Considered the largest in-water boat show in the world, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) has announced its new partnership with NBC Sports Group for the 2018 event. Owned by MIASF and produced by Informa Exhibitions, FLIBS is heading into its 59th year, now with more than 1,500 boats on display and 1,200 exhibitors. With the new contract in play, the event will be telecasted by NBC Sports, and will showcase the newest vessels, technical innovations, and performance reviews, as well as highlight South Florida’s enormous amount of lifestyle amenities.

A “Best in Show” trophy has also been created by architectural designer Derek Jenkins, which will be presented to the most innovative new yacht model on display.

“We are thrilled

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