Port Canaveral Offshore 04-03-13
With weather and sea's forecast to get rough, we went out wednesday hoping that the SE winds would allow some weedline formation. While we found scattered weeds, and some weak weedlines, the fish were just not found. They were likely as scattered as the weeds. We did find a vein of fliers just into the Blue Water, but no activity on it. Conditions were quite choppy, but not unfishable.
We Trolled our way out from about 150', crossing a few temp breaks and a nice color change, but without a fish to fight, we headed for structure. Sea's in the Gulfstream were picking up to eventual 4-5' but not too steep, so we dropped on wrecks. Like the recent trips, the fish (AJ's) were deep. This time 4 kt plus of current in 270 foot of water made for a lot of passes. When the timimg was just right, the Butterfly jigs did their job. Hit the bottom just upcurrent of the wreck, a couple pumps and cranks up and bam! We had some shorts and misses, but certainly had some fighting action for my guest, with the 2 biggest of the day comming home.
With the rolling sea's impacting my guest ability to keep any food or drink down, we decided to try getting moving, and troll a little deeper. We still were seeing some nice conditions, but really scattered weeds and no fish to fight. The rollers were getting bigger, and the "Green" on the faces of my guest, they made the call to head in early. Despite slow trolling, the AJ fights more than made their day. Pulling a hard fighting fish from 270' down is a hard battle to beat!