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Anything Gong on IN Port Canaveral?

Looking to get my new toys out Sunday, 9/28, and trying to find out if anything is going on.

Haven't tried the new ramps and since the Melbourne/Palm Bay area down to Sebastian has some pretty messed up water, was thinking of the port.

Looking for anything with fins that bites. Other peoples' junk fish (Ladyfish, jacks, ??) are fun fish. Usually fish artificials, but have a bait rod for live bait if we can catch any.

Grew up fishing south Florida... Moved to Brevard 1982... Took a break after '90 while the kids grew up and got married... Now trying to learn it all over again. Prefer light tackle and lures.
Key West 1720, Yamaha 115 TR 2-stroke


  • Jas+JenJas+Jen Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    Hey Bob

    We are thinking about heading out to fish Port Canaveral tomorrow as well. If you are looking for anything to pull your lines then you are in luck. We launched from the port's boat ramp last week and fished around the channel markers and along the beaches nearby. There was a lot of action on the water around first light. We were fishing with live bait and we caught mostly sharks and ladyfish. The sharks were in the 3-6 foot range and put up a good fight. Saw some tarpon rolling along the beaches in the early afternoon. Soon after that, we hooked up on something huge that spooled one of our smaller rods before we could even pull the anchor. Hope that helps and good luck if you decide to make the trip.
    "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."

    Perception Rambler 13.5 Tandem
    Perception Striker 11.5 Angler
  • codered13codered13 Posts: 39 Deckhand
    Mullet run is in full swing, there will definitely be something there to bend a rod. Also, with acres of bait on the surface, you shouldn't have any problem catching any. I suggest trying to throw a banana so you can actually pull the net into the boat.
  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,701 Captain
    yes the port is lousy with finger mullet AND blue fish, lady fish and maybe snook, flounder, mangroves
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