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February's Stuart Fl. Charter fishing report

03-01-2016
February started out with poor water quality and difficult conditions, but by the end of it everything seemed to be on track. During the first week we caught a handful of sales some dolphin blackfin tuna and experienced decent bottom fishing for smaller snapper and sea bass. Week two was followed by pretty poor weather and more dirty water coming out of the lake. We were actually featured on channel 25 news as we brought the reporter out to show the disgusting water. Week two was followed by pretty poor weather and more dirty water coming out of the lake. We were actually featured on channel 25 news as we brought the reporter out to show the disgusting water off our inlet. The third week of February offered better fishing conditions and also better fishing. We took our sponsors from Xtra Tuf and FinNor fishing and cut a couple out of a few sales some amberjack's and one dolphin. We also took Florida Sportsman Magazine out and caught a sail, some mahi and couple nice grouper including a gorgeous black. I also joined George Poveromo and one of his seminars up in Port St. Lucie and hosted the trolling for sail fish and mahi parts. The final week of February should promise with bottom fishing picking up back to good the sails showing up in more force. We're also starting to catch some cobia now too. Please be sure to check the Facebook link for daily fishing reports and pictures

1st place in the Gold Cup Sailfish Tournament

02-01-2016
Awesome work team! After a handful of second and third place finishes with Clark Beatty and his team we finally took home the Gold Cup. We ended up catching 14 sailfish in the three days of trolling and ended with a quadruple header catapulting us into the lead and securing the title for 2016. We also caught a few mahi mahi and plenty of big blackfin tuna. Thank you Steve Castilli for letting us use the trust me too, and thank you Matt Coppoletta for doing a great job in the pit. Can't wait till next year's event! Please give me a call if you're interested in fishing a tournament. We can fish on your boat or Mine. Please click on the Facebook link for daily Stuart Fl Fishing Charter reports

Tied for second place in the pelican billfish tournament!

01-17-2016
Well this was the first time fishing the pelican tournament since 2010 when we set all the records. As soon as we set our lines in the water on day one we had our first sale on, which led to the first release of the tournament. My first thought was obviously "right back where we left off!" Unfortunately the fishing slowed for us considerably the first day and it was nothing short of a struggle after that. Day two lead to a little extra action which put us in the hunt going in to day three. Day three was relatively slow for everyone but we were fortunate enough to hopscotch all over the ocean and finally find a spot where there were a couple free jumpers and we were lucky enough to catch five fish in about 10 minutes. That ended up tying us for second place on fish, but unfortunately due to the time we caught our last one, we ended up in fifth place. Nonetheless an extremely exciting finish to a wonderful tournament which never disappoints. Can't wait till next year's. We still have a handful available days open for the Sailfish season but they are going fast. Blackfin tuna, along with the dolphin fishing has been pretty good aswell. Nothing better than dinner and a show... Give me a call to book your offshore fishing charter out of Stuart Florida. Captain Scott Fawcett 772-285-1055

Top boat overall in the Gold Cup!

01-24-2016
We just finished the 2016 Gold cup Sailfish tournament with Clark Beatty and his guests. After a slow day one we got on a roll early on day two and kept it going through Day three when we hooked and landed a quad to catapult us into the lead and take the win. A four pole bendo to take the lead!? What!? Does it get any more exciting than that? Maybe only in a six rod tournament. The tournament ended with us as top boat dead bait , top boat overall, top angler overall and top boat day two. We also received the John Rybovich Memorial award which is a huge honor. If you've ever been interested in chartering a boat for a Sailfish tournament, or just want to catch some on an everyday fishing charter out of Stuart, give me a call. Fishing was great throughout the week. Even though we were targeting Sailfish for the tournament, we caught a number of big blackfin tuna and mahi mahi. Even though this season was a little late in getting started, it seems like things are definitely on the upswing. Looking forward to the next few weeks. Give me a call to book your Stuart Florida fishing charter today Captain Scott 772-285-1055

Great action on today's fishing charter near Palm Beach Florida

09-18-2015
Thirty-year Stuart local Bob Desantis and his brother-in-law Robbie chartered for a full day today. He has owned a boat virtually the whole time he's been a Stuart resident up until just recently when he sold it. It was a pleasure having them on board for the first time since up until now we have only fished side-by-side. We started out the day bottom fishing, and cut numerous snapper up to 10 pounds. We kept 10 Vermillion snapper, a Seabass, and let about 15 or 20 big genuine red snapper go because the season is closed. Around lunchtime we decided to run offshore and fish for dolphin. We made it out beyond 1000 feet of water before we found these and conditions. The run was worth it, catching 10 dolphin averaging 8 to 10 pounds in about an hour and a half and then we came back in to bend the rod on some big amberjacks. The day was pretty much nonstop action, and when it was all said and done Bob said it was probably one of the best days he's ever had off Stuart. I know it won't be long before he buys a boat again, but hopefully he'll charter us for a Stuart Florida fishing trip one more time before he does. Give me a call to book your fishing charter, right now its is Off the Chain!