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Date posted February 13, 2018 11:29 PM
Posted by Jillybird
Report location Offshore > Inaugural run for the Jillybird IV about to begin
Fishing method Boat
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The long wait for the Jillybird IV that began in late August is just about over. We’re just finishing the final touches on our brand new 2018 Stamas 390 Aegean which we popped in the water at the factory in Tarpon Springs for a sea trial about two weeks ago. On Thursday, my son and I will run the boat from St. Petersburg to Miami where she’ll spend the winter. In late May, we’ll run her up to Mamaroneck for the summer.

Looking forward to getting some kites up this weekend off of Miami for some sails. My son’s charters the past week have been catching a bunch of mahi which seem to like the warm weather and easterly winds. Sailfishing is good one day and off the next. Some days it’s been very windy and other days it’s fine offshore.

Some big kings are around along with some nice cudas and sharks too.

The tarpon seem about to bust open after a slow start with some of the boats doing well today. In the bay, we’ve got plenty of sea trout on the grass flats and on the reef, last week, one of my son’s clients caught a massive schoolmaster snapper.

The weather looks to be great for the Miami boat show and the upcoming holiday week. So if you’re coming to Miami and are looking for a fun and reasonably priced fishing.charter, give my son, Capt. Wylie, a call at 914-874-9697.

Huge schoolmaster snapper

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Joined: 08/14/2003
Posts: 1049
Location: East Rockaway, NY
 02/14/2018 08:46 AM  

Best of luck with the new boat!

My biggest fear is that when i die my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said i paid for it.

Joined: 08/12/2012
Posts: 162
Location: Port Washington
 02/14/2018 12:52 PM  

Have a Great 2018 Season with the new boat!

Best of Luck! See you out on the Sound


Joined: 04/16/2012
Posts: 95
 02/14/2018 01:39 PM  

That snapper is a great dinner. I know I’m getting anxious for the season to start. Can’t wait to see the new rig. FV On The Rocks will be sailing for flounder April 1.

Joined: 04/29/2012
Posts: 274
 02/14/2018 04:36 PM  

Good luck with the new boat, that's a sweet ride.

What did you power her with?

Joined: 09/03/2001
Posts: 2260
Location: Mamaroneck
 02/14/2018 07:15 PM  

The Jillybird IV is powered with triple Yamaha 300s.

I was tempted to go with the new Suzuki 350s but that technology is just too new. I learned my lesson with my Fountain about being the first to have new high tech engines.

The Li’l Jillybird, our 246 Robalo Cayman my son Charters with has a 300 Yamaha and that engine has been fabulous. So I like this power plant. We leave St. Pete at noon tomorrow and hopefully will arrive at Miami late Friday afternoon.

Joined: 04/16/2012
Posts: 95
 02/14/2018 09:14 PM  

You can’t go wrong with the Yamaha. When I repowered in 2015 I went with the Yamaha 150 and I love it.

Joined: 09/21/2017
Posts: 6
Location: Merrick
 02/15/2018 04:55 PM  

Lots of luck with the new Jillybird!

To any folks considering a day on the Li’l Jillybird, I give it 2 thumbs up. I took my teenagers for a trip back in December and Captain Wylie was hardworking, patient, and professional all the way. He chased down a mixed catch including a blitz of almaco jacks that we brought home for poke bowls. A great day!

Joined: 10/24/2014
Posts: 7
 02/16/2018 10:20 PM  

Good luck with the new ride. Looking forward to more reports. Hope to see you in the Sound this season.

Joined: 09/02/2006
Posts: 66
Location: western sound
 02/18/2018 08:12 PM  

new boat

Jilly Good Luck with the new boat and have a safe trip around to Miami, if you want some numbers by Marco Island inbox me, my dad fished there for 40 years before he passed .Kevin

Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16885
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 02/19/2018 07:16 AM  

all the best on the new vessel,,, be well and stay safe,,, we will talk soon,,,><(((:>



Joined: 07/08/2011
Posts: 5
Location: where the fish blitz
 02/22/2018 04:56 PM  


fish em hard

Joined: 12/10/2004
Posts: 1916
Location: East Moriches
 02/25/2018 04:53 AM  

New Jilly

Best of Luck with the new boat, and your Shake-Down Cruises! up

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