Port Canaveral Offshore 06-22-13
Not sure what to expect as far as water temp's go, but we headed out with a goal of having fun, fighting a few fish, and takeing a few home for dinner. I had to put a new bottom machine on the boat, and wow, what a few years of technology improvements make. Now my sonar tells me the size of the target fish if I want to know!
This is one of the smallest Red Snapper we caught all year!
First stop was to test the bottom out and see if the fish were still holding high in the water column, or back down. While the bite was not rapid like normal on these spots, it was back to a more normal pattern. First stop produced the normal Red Snapper, Grunts and so forth. We played on the bottom for a while, and decided to drag lines.
Borrowing a custom from the Deadliest Catch, my guest bit a Ballyhoo in two, and was rewarded with a Phin!
Some weak weedlinesand temp breaks were nearby, so we set lines behind as soon as we pulled the lines from the bottom. While we saw fliers from 120' to 300', they like the weeds were not well organized and remained mostly scattered. We did end up with 3 Mahi for the day, and got to battle AJ's out deeper. Even they were not thick on the deeper wrecks yet, so seems the thermocline has scattered the fish and it will take a little time for the normal pattern to return. Cuda's were the only other fish we encountered while trolling.
Not a great day of catching, but we did bring fish back to the docks to clean, and had a fun day on the water.
ACME Ventures Fishing
602 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canavera Fl
Deep Sea Fishing Port Canaveral on the Wile e Coyote