Finally! Nice sea's for a couple days. With over a dozen Charters cancelled in the last 6 weeks, it was
really nice to be out on the ocean. We had a group of 4 from Tennessee on their last possible day to
fish, and the shift till later in the week paid off. A beautiful day and smooth sea's.
This was a Catch and Release trip, with them flying out the next morning, and not able to take any
fish home. For bottom fishing, that's an easy call. Red Snapper. Large, Hard fighting, and very abundant!
We started at 120' at an artificial reef, and shared the site with a half dozen other boats. We quickly
found fish, with the first fish of the day, a 30" Red Snapper. Each drift produced more Snapper, with the
biggest for the day at 34".
Everyone having caught fish, we headed deeper. A few pass's by the weather buoy yielded no results,
so we continued east. The radio was very quiet, and with hundreds of boats out, that was not a good sign.
At the 27 Fathoms ridge, boats were lined up trying to catch Grouper before the seasonal closure only
a couple days away. Only Red Snapper were found, but I'm sure a few boats managed to weed through
them to find a Grouper. We trolled the ridge for a half hour, and after hearing no good reports from
deeper waters, opted to do some more catching at the structure.
My guest only wanted to Catch, so Catch we did. With smooth sea's a 40 mph ride in made for an end
to a very nice day fishing and catching. Trigger and Porgy did come back with me.....After all with so
little fish we can keep, you gotta take what you can get every once in a while!
ACME Ventures Fishing
602 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral Fl.
Deep Sea Fishing Port Canaveral
"Wile E Coyote"