Author Archives: Marvin Steiding

Summertime Fishing At It’s Best – Bonita Bonanza

This past week has produced some epic fishing adventures on the Reel Candy. Fishing almost everyday our anglers have enjoyed a mix bag of species. Along with all the bonita and sharks, our guests last week landed 3 out of 5 sailfish, several blackfin tunas, a nice wahoo, a few mahi up to 20 pounds, and jumped off a blue marlin. Plus some awesome snook on an inshore trip.

Not a bad week fishing!

Our Bonita Bonanza Reel Candy Boat Tournament has yielded almost 75 anglers. The largest Bonita for this month was 18.2 pounds caught by Ric Stern. Ric will receive a Tee Shirt from Gray Taxidermy and will be entered in next months totals for the Grand Prize of $1000. The top five places will receive prizes from our sponsors,

 Ande Line Co., Black Bart Lures, Gray Taxidermy, and Stingray Outfitters.

Springtime Fishing is Here

This has been a good week on the Reel Candy after sitting for several days waiting for the wind to settle. A few mahi has shown up. The sailfish are still here, and it’s always a bonus to harvest a wahoo for a hungry angler on their first charter. The monster kings will be showing up soon although the king we are catching now are respectable. Book now on the Reel Candy and Reel Candy II.IMG_5131IMG_0592IMG_0591IMG_0593

They are here! Sailfish & Mahi


Natalie from Dallas, Texas, decided she wanted to catch a sailfish while in Palm Beach. Joining the Reel Candy for an afternoon we only had a short time available to fill her wish. Within an hour we had two sailfish come up on the kite baits. After catching the one, she grabbed the other rod and began fighting the second fish. Natalie was able to obtain the release on both fish, and returned to the dock to meet her family.

Today anglers braving the rough seas enjoyed a good sailfish bite. There were several gaffer mahi caught, hopefully giving anglers some upcoming fun.

Join the Reel Candy team, now fishing from Sailfish Marina for the winter season

Kite Fishing for Sailfish


Since hurricane Matthew, the wind has been relentless. The Reel Candy, has been docked at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island in Palm Beach. This allows us to avoid the dangerous Jupiter Inlet conditions, and provides us maximum opportunities to fish those questionable days that we would normally cancel in Jupiter.The last two weeks the mahi bite has been real good with most fish in the 8-10 pound range. Most of these fish have been caught trolling small lures or sea witches on bait. The sailfish are arriving with this weeks fishing trips providing our anglers with multiple hookups on each charter. Kite fishing has been our preferred method with as many as 4 sailfish bites at one time. The Reel Candy makes every effort to promote the well being of the billfish population. We handle each caught fish carefully, and tag as many fish as possible for the Billfish Foundation. Although we understand every angler would like to have a picture with their catch holding their prized fish. We can only do this when the ideal conditions present themselves for a healthy released fish. Tagging does not interfere with the longevity of a billfish lifespan.

The Reel Candy Team is already booked for two Sailfish tournaments for 2016 – 2017. We limit the number of tournament entries in order to have sufficient dates available for our anglers that just want to enjoy a day on the water. “There’s more to Reel Candy than just Fishing”.

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Palm Beach Wahoo

Wahoo Fishing Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Florida
Since this last full moon the summer wahoo bite has been awesome south of the Jupiter Inlet. Here’s a couple pictures of happy wahoo anglers.

Last week anglers fishing with the Reel Candy and Reel Candy II went 3 for 4 on sailfish while trolling. Congratulations to Mike McCarthy, on his first ever sail.

Palm-Beach-Wahoo-2Epic Bonita fishing is still fantastic along with those anglers with the desire to battle a big shark.

September is one of the best months of the year to swordfish. We have a few daytime swordfish charters booked already just before the moon. Since this is prime time we kept a couple open days for our guests who would like to experience an offshore trip for monster swords, so call now and schedule your trip. Join us and book your trip from Jupiter Inlet Marina, just inside the Inlet or Sailfish Marina Palm Beach.

Reel Candy places in Buccaneer

The Reel Candy Team with Anglers James and Tamara Slayton Wins the Ladies Division in the Sailfish Tournament and takes largest fish  in the Meat Division with a 32 pound Blackfin Tuna. Fishing from Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach, the anglers endured winds in excess of 40 mph. Congratulations to our anglers!IMG_4032