Port Canaveral Offshore 05-10 & 11-13
Fair weather allowed back to back trips to have us fishing this week, something not able to be said a lot this year. The game plan was also similar for both trips, fight fish, fill the icebox, and then move on. This too worked well. While Mahi was definatly a game plan, we opted to hit high probability targets first, then sought to troll in search of Green....and Blue
The plan resulted in a close to 200 pounds of fish to clean each trip, and sore arms at the days end.
Friday saw really nice sea's most of the day, and it had us hopefull that the calm conditions would allow some of the weeds to stack up. While the winds were calm till later in the afternoon, the weeds maintained a fragmented series of lines that meant fish would be stretched out also. We did hook up a couple Mahi Friday, but no big numbers like hoped.
Saturday saw different conditions. Winds overnight ran 15 to 20, and changed direction in the morning. The choppy conditions again shredded the weedlines more. The day settled a little as it went on, but not enough to make trolling easy on anyone. The bottom did not dissapoint however, so a lot of meat was taken home.
Friday saw a huge number of boats on the water, much more than I expected, and most had one fish in mind. Saturday, despite a Tournament running was not as crowded as Friday, though still a lot of boats out. Back at the docks, a lot of people that devoted the day to trolling were rewarded with anywhere from a couple to a handfull of Mahi, however just as many came back empty. Thus our gameplan, putting fish in the box first, then seeking the lower probability targets. Had the weedlines and rips been more promising looking, our plans may have changed, but ending the day with wore our guest and hundreds of pounds of fish on ice is hard to beat, whether Green in color, or Amber!
Captain Henry www.ACME-Ventures-Fishing.com
602 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral Fl.
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