Port Canaveral Offshore 03-19 & 20-13

Back to back trips Tuesday and Wednesday could not have been more different. Tuesday the nice conditions brought us good fish
all day long, whereas Wednesday we have to really work at it. Clearing conditions Tuesday allowed us to find some nice color changes
and weedlines that though not teaming with fish did produce. We picked up some Mahi before fighting AJ's. A lot of Cuda's and Sharks
at the wrecks, but we still filled up on AJ's. The AJ's Tuesday were mostly just over the min size, but with hardly a worm in them were
great for the icebox. With a couple youngsters onboard not big enough to tackle the AJ's, we finished the day on shallower structure
so they could have some fun. We got Cobia this way, not huge but big enough to take home! Wednesday was much less productive.
While we did battle a lot of fish, more short AJ's, Cuda and Shark that anything. Still took home AJ, Porgy's and even large croakers
home. trolling was not productive. The sea's Wed were very agitated with the wind change, and the weedlines became very scattered.
Still likely fish there, but as scattered as the weeds.

Here is a few pic's, will post more later.

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Captain Henry
www.ACME-Ventures-Fishing.com
321-794-7955

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  • captryan5878captryan5878 Posts: 204 Deckhand
  • Paragon1Paragon1 Posts: 509 Officer
    How do you go about testing the quality of the AJ's? Are you cutting the back 1/3rd to see if any worms are present? The ones i took back several weeks ago were full of them.
  • ACME Ventures FishingACME Ventures Fishing Posts: 851 Officer
    Paragon1 wrote: »
    How do you go about testing the quality of the AJ's? Are you cutting the back 1/3rd to see if any worms are present? The ones i took back several weeks ago were full of them.

    Just filet them to see. Really, most fish have worms, some varieties are clear, like in Mahi and are just hard to see. In
    AJ's they obviously are very noticeable being white against a pink meat. Like al fish worms, these too are harmless and
    basically pure protien, so if a few are missed when cleaning it does not hurt anything. We still find most worms nearer the
    tail, and cut them out after fileting. Even wormy fish have a lot of clean meat on them, and AJ taste great grilled and
    blackened!
  • smithbama1221smithbama1221 Posts: 271 Officer
    Nicely done Henry....what depth are y'all finding the AJ's? Any almaco mixed in?
    Tight lines y'all.......just rolling with the Tide!
  • ACME Ventures FishingACME Ventures Fishing Posts: 851 Officer
    Nicely done Henry....what depth are y'all finding the AJ's? Any almaco mixed in?

    No Almaco's these trips, but lots of Cuda and Sharks in the area (lost a few expensive jigs). 240' and 270' wrecks. Most fish were
    24" to 26", but we still got those topping 28" for the icebox.

    This is back at port Wed, but typical of the weather the second half of the day
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    Bad Cuda! way too many.
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  • smithbama1221smithbama1221 Posts: 271 Officer
    Thanks Henry. You dropping the speed jigs on the wrecks huh? Look forward to seeing you out there this week!

    Ken
    Tight lines y'all.......just rolling with the Tide!
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