Port Canaveral Offshore 05-02-13
A little sightseeing in the port before heading out.
We waited an extra hour before heading out to see what the updated offshore report had to say about the day. Despite calling for 4-5' sea's, the winds layed down overnight, and the 4' sea's at the 20 mile buoy looked manageable. We ran deep first, with the ide conditions would worsen as the day went on, and we wanted to work our way back in.
We passed by a well defined upwelling that with no weeds, looked fish. We planned on comming back to the area later. To the edge of the Gulfstream we went to start the trip off with some hard fighting action. Like usual, each and every pass on this deep wreck produced a near instant hook-up. The conditions in the Gulfstream were noticeably rougher than only a mile in, but the fish did not mind. We battled AJ's until my guest were tired, and decided to drag lines from there.
Working a little while over the Cones got no results, so we started in and picked ov Cuda over the next wreck we passed. In shallower we found scattered weeds and huge schools of Fliers, but nothing in the way of preditors around them, so shallower we went. At 130', were we found the upwelling earlier, the choppy building sea's showed no visible clue, but fish did respond, even if they were not what we really wanted. False Albicore (Little Tunys) wanted to eat our Ballyhoos, so a few of them were caught and released. Finally a jumper was on the line, though small and single, it did go in the icebox.
We worked the area a little longer with a few short strikes, but with weather building between us and the port, we decided to head in to clean fish.