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Does anyone know anything about these wrecks off of the Canaveral Seashore?

Hello all!

I've been doing a lot of saltwater kayak fishing, and on good days, I know you can do BTB fishing on days when the surf is less than 2ft. An area that has caught my attention is the New Smyrna side of the Canaveral National Seashore, as it features 2 wrecks on charts within 3 miles of shore. One of these wrecks is around 2kts directly off the beach from Eldora, the other is just under 1kt from the beach from the parking lot 5 ramp.

I'll go ahead and throw an image in here real quick to show which 2 I am talking about:

Wreck 1 is just over 2kts offshore at approximately 28° 54' 29" N 80° 45' 42" W, and is in roughly 60ft of water. Wreck 2 is just under 1kt offshore at approximately 28° 51' 59" N 80° 45' 42" W. I have seen boats occasionally fish these spots when I've been in the seashore fishing from the beach, though I have no idea what they've caught there. It leaves me with 2 questions:

1. What on Earth even ARE these wrecks?
2. Has anyone caught anything worthwhile from them?
2022 Statistics*
Days Fished: 30
Days Skunked: 5

Replies

  • poncedoradoponcedorado Posts: 746 Officer
    https://www.volusiareefs.org/reefsiteinfo.htm

    maybe the first one is artificial reef site number 8? I do not know about the one within a mile of shore. 

    I've fished the ~40ft depth reefs closer to the inlet and have not found them to be amazing spots. Mostly inshore species- sheepshead, guys catch flounder I hear, sand trout/weakfish, occasional big redfish. I'd suspect they hold kingfish but I haven't caught one around those reefs. I use them as a bait spot more than anything else
  • MonstarulesMonstarules FloridaPosts: 3 Greenhorn
    I thought that, but site 8 is about 5kts offshore and is marked as a fish haven on the charts. It is almost in that exact same area. Maybe I just need to bring my fish finder right there and find out for us!
    2022 Statistics*
    Days Fished: 30
    Days Skunked: 5
  • MissedMissed O-townPosts: 610 Officer
    Not trying to dissuade you, remember that we've had a couple hurricanes since those maps were made.  The locations should be considered approximate.
  • MonstarulesMonstarules FloridaPosts: 3 Greenhorn
    edited June 26 #5
    Missed said:
    Not trying to dissuade you, remember that we've had a couple hurricanes since those maps were made.  The locations should be considered approximate.
    Oh I know. I figure I can poke around and try to find them. It's good practice :smiley: I also just ordered a pedal drive kayak that averages >5kts in speed, so in the event I can't find them, I can probably make it out to a few of the reefs on really nice days.

    I'm sure someone has tried fishing them before, I was just wondering if anyone else here had ever looked at them or had any idea of what they were.
    2022 Statistics*
    Days Fished: 30
    Days Skunked: 5
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