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Fort Pierce Sailfish a December Spectacular!

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Fort Pierce sailfish fishing is about to get hot!

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Mullet 24 per dredge 48 total as teasers!

Every year the fall fronts start to move large schools of sailfish in our direction, usually late November through December and into January. Fins Sport Fishing Charters has been targeting them for 17 years and we use tournament style fishing techniques. Mullet are used as teasers and are expertly prepped and rigged, then they are pulled behind the boat to raise the bill fish to the spread of ballyhoo behind the boat.

circle hooked rigged ballyhoo

Circle hook ballyhoo rig

Ballyhoo is a bait fish that is rigged to imitate offshore flying fish. Most top boats have trended to circle hooked rigged baits as they prevent gut hooking the fish to ensure excellent survival rates when released. For those who want to rig them on your own boat it is a very simple rig using wire, a small lead like 1/8 ounce, and a rubber O ring. Very nice for the bait box as the leader can easily be attached by placing a number 6 or 7 bill-fish circle through the o ring.

Fort Pierce Sailfish

Fort Pierce sailfish

Fort Pierce sailfish will give you awesome blistering drag, screaming runs, aerial jumps, and flips and grey hounding displays that will be forever in your memories. Fins Sport Fishing uses light gear shimano TLD 20s 25 pound test line and custom rods to enhance your experience of catching that trophy sailfish.

If you want to catch a Fort Pierce sailfish then Fins Sport Fishing Charters is the boat to get. Fins is dialed in for your memory of a life time!

Fort Pierce Sailfish fishing

Fort Pierce sailfish

Are you ready to get started? Contact us now! (772) 812 – 1598


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9/16/16 Fishing Trip

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From the ‘Fins Sport Fishing’ boat, straight to the kitchen! Great day of fishing off of Fort Pierce today boys!


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9/10/16 Fishing Trip

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It was a great weekend of fishing off of Fort Pierce, lots of bait plenty of action with kingfish and large amberjacks. Definitely a successful fishing charter!

Pictured (left to right): Amar Patel, David Jaeger, John Hansen, Ray Stephenson, Taylor Almond, Fletcher Caulk.
Give us a call when you’re ready to start fishing the Vero Beach — Fort Pierce area!

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9/8/16 Fishing Trip

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We had a good day of fishing yesterday, snagging a couple AJ’s and a yellow eye snapper in 175 feet of water, a rare feat considering you only see these guys at about 500 ft.

– Thanks Sammi and Scott, always a pleasure!

Make sure to give us a call if you’re looking to fish the Vero Beach and Fort Pierce areas!


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Fishing Off Vero Beach, Florida

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While fishing off Vero Beach, Florida one morning I steamed the Fins Sport Fishing Charter north to a productive bottom fishing area called the ‘Bethel shoals’. Having caught our baits on the North beach area the crews anticipation was high. Very calm and a great looking day to fish as we arrived at the ‘Bethel shoals’ area. The current was light to the south and the bottom marks were minimal. Looking at numerous spots we anchored up and started to chum. Fishing was slow, granted Jay managed to catch a mutton snapper, however it became apparent that we needed to come up with a different plan. I turned the Fins south east and headed for deeper water.

When you’re fishing off Vero Beach, Florida it gives you a variety of options. Luck had it that day, there was a great current break in about 120 feet of water and it was full of bait weeds and manta rays. Manta rays have a relationship with cobia and if you cast jigs at the rays you might do well with Cobia. It was an awesome site, lots of massive manta rays but very few cobia. After boating a legal cobia and letting go of some shorts it was clear we needed to exercise another option. We turned the Fins east and headed out to the 27 ‘fathom ridge’.

One of the great things about fishing off Vero Beach, Florida is that it offers some great structure on the 27 ‘fathom ridge’ — 160 feet to 200 feet of water. The current was minimal marks and on the Furuno 292 there were red snapper and rose porgies. Red snapper at this time need to be released so we targeted the rose porgies. Rose porgies are sometimes called silver snapper and are very good to eat.

Fishing off Vero Beach can get you the variety of fishing opportunities if you’re flexible. Chartering the Fins Sport Fishing Charter out of the Ft. Pierce City Marina can assure you we are ready.

Gear Used:
I like to use a chicken rig with small #2 hooks and a very small piece of squid. The reason for small is to catch the porgies and trigger fish  all without the by catch of red snappers.

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Fort Pierce Fishing

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Fort Pierce Fishing definitely has it’s advantages and can really be a lot of fun. You can night fish, live bait fish, drift, anchor chum or use lights. It’s  my favorite way to fish as these snapper are not only delicious but are very strong fighters, making it a fun challenge. They are often unpredictable, changing tactics and spots are often the case to make for a bountiful day. At night they will chew on small cut baits, Fins deploys lights which attract bait fish and bring the snapper in to feed.

Fort Pierce Fishing during the day most often requires anchoring, deploying chum, and choosing live baits such as sardines or cigar minnows. On the Fins Sport Fishing Charter, we know the best spots to catch mutton, lane, mangrove, and red snapper. Our commercial windless EZ puller anchor system allows us to change spots or correct our anchor heading in minutes. Snapper are very structure oriented so it is vital to get correct alignment on the reef below.

Gear Used:
We use the latest equipment of highest quality such as Star rods and Shimano as whell as Penn reels. We use Flourocarbon leaders to increase our chances of a memorable day. Your snapper will be clean and the Tiki bar will even cook your own catch for you!

Are you ready to go fishing? Contact us now! (772) 812 – 159

 


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Mahi Monday

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A little #MahiMonday with this picture of Tom and his first dolphin caught on yours truly! #FinsSportFishing

If you’re looking for a great fishing experience on the water in the Treasure Coast area, then look no further.

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Bottom Fishing Fort Pierce

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Bottom Fishing Vero Beach  grouper is outstanding in the fall and spring time. I run deep sea fishing trips on the charter boat Fins out of the Ft. Pierce inlet, where there is an excellent grouper fishery. Directly out of Ft. pierce through Vero beach there are awesome bottom fishing opportunities. Reefs and rocks are plentiful from strait out on the offshore bar to the north east grounds and the 27 fathom ridge. What I like and believe why the fishing is so good is that we have the Oculina Bank an area of deep water habitat protected from bottom fishing. Grouper move east and west from the offshore bar to the 27 fathom ridge to the Oculina bank .

The Oculina bank is just east of the 27 fathom ridge creating awesome grouper fishing. It is made up of rocks and ledges that average 160 to 200 feet of water. The gulf stream moves on and off these rocks providing food and excellent habitat for Gag grouper, scamp grouper, red groupers as well as a variety of snapper. I like to use Pinfish, grunts, blue runners, threadfins, sardines and such.

Rods are stout 50 pound class. I use Penn 114h 6/0s for their durability. 100 pound super braid albrighted to a top shot 100 pound test Ande pink, a stout barrel swivel 4 feet 100 pound pink to 3 way, 5 feet leader 100 pound to 11/0, 12/0 mustad circle. Dropper loop for bank sinker 60 to 80 pound so you can break off without loosing the entire rig. Why a top shot? Big grouper are ground pounders and provides abrasion protection of which braid has none.

Want to go snapper fishing in the Treasure Coast area? Make sure to choose Fins Sport Fishing! Call 772-812-1598 or e-mail Captain Rich.


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Deep Sea Fishing off of Fort Pierce

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Deep sea fishing Ft. Pierce Florida is a great time especially if you are a regular group such as the one I am referencing in this blog. A few years back a group from Orlando wanted to go deep sea fishing for grouper. Some had experience others did not. Well the first time they went they had a great time and immediately booked another trip.

Soon Rusty and Rich were booking two times every May. They learned the ins and outs of deep sea fishing Ft. pierce Florida for trophy grouper, snapper and amberjacks! Rich and Rusty would bring greenhorns and mentor them into catching their own trophy grouper and snapper.
Deep sea fishing Ft. Pierce Florida is especially good on charter boat Fins as I will allow you to do all that you are capable of, I will teach you how to catch you fish of a life time. Richard has been catching Red grouper and loves scamp grouper the best.

He took his brother in law Zach who was a green horn and caught a huge gag grouper on his first trip. So they have the grouper snapper deep sea fishing Ft. pierce Florida fishing down. Next year he will charter April for mahi, dolphin trolling and two trips in May for the big grouper. One of the great things about fishing on Fins sport fishing charters is that I will let you know honestly when is the best time to go and catch your trophy grouper, snapper amberjack sailfish dolphin or whatever you are looking to do. Deep sea fishing Ft. Pierce Florida is some of the best fishing on the east coast so Think fins sport fishing charters with me Capt. Rich.

Want to go snapper fishing in the Treasure Coast area? Make sure to choose Fins Sport Fishing! Call 772-812-1598 or e-mail Captain Rich.


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Summer Time Fishing

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Summer time fishing Ft. Pierce Florida is a great time to bring your kids. Waters are calm this time of year and there is still a lot of opportunities to catch fish. Last week fishing out of Ft. Pierce Bob requested something for his family. We left the Ft. Pierce city marina centrally located to Vero beach and Port St. Lucie on the charter boat Fins. Live bait is a very good way to summer time fish in Ft. Pierce and kids love it. Using Sabiki hooks we caught plenty of bait in a short time.

I turned the charter boat Fins to the north east and steamed towards the offshore reef.  Summer time fishing with live bait is a great way to catch sailfish, dolphin (mahi mahi), king fish cobia and more. Well it wasn’t long before bonita tuna arrived to start the morning off. Bonita are fun tenacious fish to catch and are regulars this time of year. Great learning experience as the kids are able to hook and gaff their own fish.

We had three bonita tuna on at once . Tutoring the kids how to hook the fish , proper techniques for spinning gear and gaffing their own fish really added to the enjoyment of the day out.

Summer time fishing  Ft. Pierce Florida  can also get you king fish. Fast running fish on spinning rods and a lot of fun. In a short while these kids were hooking all their fish and gaffing them! I will tell you it was a ball! You can bring your children. Summer time fishing Ft. pierce Florida, it is about fun, enjoyment and creating memories to last a life time.

Want to go snapper fishing in the Treasure Coast area? Make sure to choose Fins Sport Fishing! Call 772-812-1598 or e-mail Captain Rich.


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