All Blog Entries by Lacey Hagler

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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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Originating in the Maine lobster-fishing industry, downeast style boats are appreciated for their classic lines, exceptional seakeeping abilities, and refreshingly simple layout. They are well-known for providing comfort and stability while underway, mostly due to their narrow entry which eases back to a soft chine. They do not pound in a head sea, and track exceptionally well in a following sea due to their long keels, large rudders, and soft chines that allow the sea to deflect outward with ease.

These boats are meant to run with the bow slightly elevated, so while some captains prefer to have trim tabs “just in case”, they find that they rarely find a need to use them. If you’ve got the need for speed, this boat is not for you. Captains who

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