View Full Version : Port Canaveral Offshore 08-16-11 A few Phins

ACME Ventures Fishing
08-17-2011, 09:40 AM
Port Canaveral Offshore 08-16-11

Despite a forecast of 1-2' sea's and light winds, winds offshore were 15-20 all night,
but out of the west, sea's managed to stay 2-3' 20 miles out. We headed out of Port
Canaveral early to do some trolling. Water temps have dropped a bit, and we hoped
that would make for a better bite.
We ran Southeast towards Pelican Flats. At the reef, we set lines out, and made a pass
down the lenth of the reef before heading east. Not long after turning east, the first
fish of the day was on the line. It was something we have seen hundreds of in the past
few weeks, and would see many more times this trip, Barracuda. It was a fish however
and what we came out to do.
We continuued deeper, and caught more Cuda, until Flying Fish got thick at 130'. Water
temps were right at 80deg, several degrees cooler than what we have seen on the last
several trips. We worked the area, picking up a few more Cuda until we had a double
hookup. The fish quickly showed us what they were with an ariel display, Mahi! Though
not big, they were keepers, and the other lines stayed out until the fish were in the boat, but no other followers were around.
We reset the 2 lines and continued working the area, with more Cuda hooking up.
Finally we had another double hookup, and again they took to the air. With no other
followers, we boated them and continued on our journey. One real good hit ran line
out unlike a Cuda, and perhaps this was a Wahoo. It was big, fast and toothy. Our
Islander skirt came back with all the mylar shredded. Lines were reset and we continued.
Cuda was all we seen the rest of the day, so we headed east again to 220'. A nice Rip
was there, and we worked it, with no results. It seems the 130' depth was where most
of the bait was, and the preditors followed. Storms were forming to the west, and
tracking offshore, so we headed in, and managed to weave our way through the showers, arriving back at Port Canaveral in sunny conditions. 4 Mahi were cleaned and bagged, and guest were planning for a big fish dinner. Hopefully these cooler waters will
remain a while, and help the bite out a bit while trolling.

Captain Henry
ACME Ventures Fishing
602 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral Fl
Port Canaveral Deep Sea Fishing Charters
"Wile E Coyote"

08-17-2011, 10:42 AM
Hell yeah, the water was 85 on Saturday near Pelican... great to hear it dropped down!

08-17-2011, 11:21 AM
Nice Phins Good to here some one is still catching dolphin.

08-17-2011, 02:50 PM
Hey Captain,
I am with your clients right now and they love seeing your report! Tight work Captain & crew!

Alley Cat
08-17-2011, 10:17 PM
Thanks for the post