Port Canaveral Offshore 08-07-2011
Capt. Henry Hauch
August 29, 2011
Port Canaveral - Saltwater Fishing Report
Port Canaveral Offshore 08-07-11
Weather was a real question mark for this trip. The Tropical Depression was forecast to start heading east the night before, but the morning of the trip it was still drifting north. Data from the weather buoys were not too bad, so we continued with the fishing plans, and headed out of port bright and early.
Not knowing how long the weather would remain safe, we started at our deepest target, the 20 mile buoy. Only two days before, we found Wahoo nearby, so we were hoping for some action.
Weeds were found, and flying fish, so lines went out at 120'. It took a while but a fish finally came. It was not a Wahoo, but not a Cuda Either, this was a King. Being big enough to take a few runs pulling drag, my guest were happy with the plan. Fish came in , and went on ice, and back to fishing we went.
The next fish would repeat itself several times before we decided to hit the reef for some bottom time, Cuda. We caught several Barracuda, and had a few short strikes killing the tail half of the ballyhoo, with no hookup. As we were about to pull lines in, a good hit came, and the drag really screamed.
We were hoping for at least another King, or better yet a Wahoo, but it was'nt. It was not a Cuda either, but a good fighting large False Albicore Tuna. This fish gave the angler the best fishing fight she ever had, and any Tuna in the 20 pound range is a good fighter.
Into the reef we went. Anchored up, everyone went fishing. The bite was really slow, as reef standards go. Even the Sea Bass bite was slow, and this trip was the first ever in this location with no Grunts or Pinfish caught. There were a lot of Reef Sharks there however, and several were caught. A few of the larger good eating Atlantic Sharpnosed were retained to add
to the icebox. An undersized Blacktip was also caught, but far from the 54" minimum size. The 20kt winds we had out deeper were non-existant at the reef, and the heat made it miserable. With fish to clean, we headed back to Port Canaveral, to both take a break from the heat, and beat the building storms.
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