Deep Sea Fishing
The western edge of the Gulf Stream is approximately 30 minutes to the east of the Club. Deep-sea sport fishermen may encounter dolphin, blackfin tuna, amberjack, wahoo, shark, marlin, sailfish and kingfish offshore, depending on the time of year. From May to October, the charter boats primarily fish for dolphin/mahi-mahi, dolphin and more dolphin. During these summer months, the dolphin population simply explodes! The charter boats troll rigged bait and lures to locate schools of dolphin that range from 5 to 50 pounds. Once a school is found, their voracious appetites and abundant numbers result in a feeding frenzy you'll never forget. And, since dolphin are excellent table fare, you'll want to keep a few for dinner. Your boat's mate will gladly fillet them and you can arrange to have your catch prepared at any of the Club's restaurants.
From November to April, the charter boats primarily fish for sailfish, using live bait on light tackle. Catching the baitfish (balao) on the way out to the deep water is an interesting part of your adventure. The balao are chummed up to the surface, where they are caught by cast net or by fishing for them using tiny hair hooks. Once the baitwell is full, the boat runs to the outside edge of the reef and the action begins. If you've never hooked into a 7-foot-long tail-walking sailfish on light spinning tackle, you're in for a thrill of a lifetime. The Club encourages tag and release for all bill fishing. Marlin, kingfish, wahoo, tuna, mackerel, amberjack, cobia, shark, grouper and mutton snapper also are commonly caught. Once again, the Club strongly supports the release of all gamefish.