|With a trip that I was going to be able to fish on, I was all ready to go. I may be offshore a hundred times a year, but rarely get to do much actual fishing myself, so this was a Fun trip. We had members of LeeNoga.com (Shrimping Forum) on the trip, along with Joesph Harrell of Big Tail Adventures to shoot a video for a fishing show. Trolling was the main game plan, however there was some uncertainty in the water quality following the hurricane. |
We ran fast out to 120', to take a look. Water was pretty dirty, but nearing structure, we deployed lines anyway. Last trip out before the storm, we caught Kings and Mahi here. About 20 minutes into the run, heading east, the water started clearing, and a Fish was on the line. First up was Mark. This fish took a couple hundred yards of line before the fight could even begin. It was a long hard fight, with a little progress made, and more line back out. as progress was being made, and about 20 minutes and halfway in, the line went slack. We really don't know what it was, but large King or Wahoo is a likely fish. Back to fishing we went.
We continued East towards the weather buoy, with a few Cudas caught and released. The Buoy got no results so we continued east. A lone Flying fish, the first seen this trip, had us make a circle around, and it payed off. The drag screamed, and it was Toms turn at the rod. This proved to be a long battle, but patience prevailed as a nice Wahoo was in the boat and on ice! Fishing continued, with more Cudas being caught.
Another big hookup came, and it was my turn at the rod. This was a good sized fish, but only a few minutes into the fight it started to get easier...Cuda. It was good sized however, in the 35lb range, so still a good fight. Photo taken and released, we continued east.
A weak weed line, the first of the day, was found at 220'. We worked it a little while with nada, so we ran deeper to 260'. Water was clean Blue, but little sign of bait, so we decided to run back to where we catching fish. The bite seemed to really fall off, even the Cudas stopped biting. We found some flyers, but the water was getting dirty, and we were getting nothing. To the reef we went, but with the dirty water, we did not know what to expect. It too was pretty dead.
With dark clouds to the west, and time getting late we made our run to Port Canaveral. We did catch a lot of fish, and where the icebox did not reflect Quantity, it did have Quality. We cleaned the Wahoo, bagged it, and started thinking about how it was going to taste for dinner!
Captain Henry "Wile E Coyote"
ACME Ventures Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing Charters Port Canaveral - "Wile E Coyote"
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