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June 07, 2010

Port Canaveral Offshore 06-06-10

Port Canaveral Mahi Fishing 06-06-10

Fishing Report 06/06/10

Sea's could not be better for a run out to the Gulfstream in search of Mahi. If only the fish would cooperate. I've wondered if fishing the day after a big tournement would end with less catch, even of Pelagic fish. Radio reports most of the morning made it seem like a real possibility. Our morning resulted in a 0 for 2 record, and that was likely Kings which cutoff the Ballyhoo's tail-half on Pelican. We worked out to deeper water, finding scattered weeds at 150', and all we got for the effort was a visual on a lone Phin, but no action. Again we worked deeper, out to 200', with no weeds seen. We continued to 300' and at the Copper Wreck decided to drop down. No boats in the area made it nice, but no sooner than getting a drift started, 2 boats swooned in like vulteres circling a meal. It never fails to amaze me at the aggressiviness of some anglers, along with the lack of courtesy. The one boat came it a full plane, blowing by us at close range, then circling to set up his drop. The other, a lone angler, decided to drift while we were holding position over our spot, with little reguard about his boats drift direction, or where it was heading. Had we not moved off our mark, a collision would have ensued. We would see him later, and his mentality would show a pattern. We opted to head away, and try another bottom site, and found a nice weedline, running east to west. We let lines out and worked the line a little while till colors were seen. Not large, but Mahi none the less. A Ballyhoo was taken by a "Schoolie", and pitch rods went to work from there. This scenerio happened a few more times working this line. No large fish were found, but plenty of catching finally allayed the fears of a no-hitter morning. In all we caught over 40 Phins, and kept about a dozen. Though they were schoolie sized, they are still mighty fine eating, and a couple 1 gallon plastic bags were filled with Mahi filets. Back at the docks, Cobia seemed to be the big catch, both in
numbers and size. Only a few Phins were seen in the mix. This was the first deep sea fishing trip for 2 of the 3 guest, and the first Mahi catch for the other. Though they were not big fish, there was many, including Real Double hookup's. We had a bottom rig with 2 hooks, and with squid on each hook, it was 2 fish at a time!

Captain Henry
ACME Ventures Fishing