View Full Version : Port Canaveral Offshore 08-23-11

ACME Ventures Fishing
08-25-2011, 08:04 AM
With weather going downhill after this trip, we made the best of the nice
sea's. The day would be cut short with afternoon storms, but we caught
fish up till then. The ride out was full speed ahead, with 40mph and dry.
The weather buoy was out target to start. We dropped lines at 120' with the
first sight of Flying Fish. It took a little while, but fish finally found our
bait. Water temps were still a little cooler than the past several weeks, so
no Cuda, but rather a nice sized King Mackerel.
We made a few more pass's around the area and had a few Ballyhoo killed
without a hookup, so we started trolling East towards the Buoy. At the Buoy
we had a few more hit and runs, pulling drag, but breaking off without taking
the hooks. The Ballyhoo was so cleanly stripped off the double hook bait
that it seemed I was tempted to add a treble to the tail, but I never did. We
found some scattered weeds at 130', and spent a little time there with only
a Little Tuny to show for. Finally we headed back West to where we got the King.
Same area, and another King on the line, and in the boat. We worked the area and
lost a few more baits, until we got a hookup with some color and an ariel display,
Mahi! The fight was nearing the boat, when out catch got slammed from below,
and thrown out of the water, It lost about a foot of lenth, but still fought to the boat.
We landed the fish, and added it to the icebox, less its back end. We never got any
sniffs on the other baits that remained in the water, and we did make a few more pass's
around the area, hoping for another Phin, or perhaps whatever ate part of our Mahi, either
a Large King or Wahoo. With nothing happening, we headed into the reef to do a little
bottom fishing.
Winds and sea's were near calm, and the heat was brutal. We had mixed results at 8A,
but did have a few big pulls on our mid water bait, that never hooked up. A real darl
line of clouds was rolling towards us, and severe weather statements were comming
over the radio, both for the storms bearing down from the East, and for lightening to
the West. We pulled anchor, and made the run to Port Canaveral to clean fish. It was a
quick ride in at 42mph, and we got in just as the winds picked up. It got real choppy in
the Port, and the rain hit just as we tied up. A gallon bag full of Mahi, and three of King,
and we called it a day. With the Sea's expecting to be very rough, we cancelled the next trip
but are hoping a few days off of fishing pressure will make the fish want are bait all the
more so, next time we can make it out!

Captain Henry
ACME Ventures Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing Charters Port Canaveral
"Wile e Coyote"

08-25-2011, 09:06 AM
RIP Mahi :( The water under that pretty storm looks like a lake. .. or my eyes can be playing tricks on me!. Nice Big KIngs!

Docked Wages
08-25-2011, 09:06 AM
Nice trip before the big blow.

Can we see a bigger pic of that storm cloud?

ACME Ventures Fishing
08-25-2011, 03:58 PM
They would not let me link the photo's like I usually do, so I had to uoload them. If you click the
pic it does go large size however.