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January 07, 2011

Port Canaveral Offshore 01-05-11

Deep Sea Fishing on the Wile E Coyote from Port Canaveral Report

Light winds, calm sea's, and fair tempatures makes for a great offshore, whether fishing or just riding. Our trip was to Pelican today to bring back some of the best tasting fish in our waters, Trigger. The ports cruise ship
flotilla was a bit different this week with the Carnival Pride making a port of call as well as P&O's Adventura which we passed on our way out. The big news was Disney's new "Dream" which is making Port Canaveral its home port.

Another "Flortilla" was seen this trip, this was a group of 50 or so boats that converged on a small piece of real estate on the north end of Pelican flats. Primarily Commercial King boats, a few recreational anglers looked to
be in the mix.

One pass by this area resulted in 2 fish boated, and one lost. Had we stayed we could have limited fairly quickly. I gave my guest that option, but they wanted to anchor up and drop lines. Kings are fun to fight, but there are better tasting fish in the area.

We worked to keep the bait up off the bottom to avoid so many smaller fish, and this did work, though some Sea Bass were still caught. When a keeper is brought on board, its difficult to let it go, so we ended up with a handful anyway. A few Manta's were seen putting on a high flying show, but no Cobia's came by the boat for a visit. As we were about to pull anchor, several schools of Little Tuny's (Bonita's as many people mistakenly call them), moved into the area. We made our ride in to port at 40mph to clean fish. A day of reef fishing results in hundreds of fish caught, with many shorts released, and a very messy boat,
but also happy and wore out guest!

Captain Henry

ACME Ventures llc


Deep Sea Fishing Charters Port Canaveral - "Wile E Coyote"

602 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral Fl