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Old 08-21-2018, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LagoonAkin View Post
If you troll between N and S Pelican expect Cuda, King, and maybe a Dolphin (I've got plenty around there), but the cuda are thick now and I'd rather catch a blowfish than reel in a cuda. Should be plenty of poles bent and baits torn up. Run another 5-10 miles east and maybe weed out some cuda and snag a wahoo!

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Originally Posted by LagoonAkin View Post
I don't have the experience or gear to target wahoo via HST, but will pull large baits 8-10 knts, with wahoo in mind during a full moon cycle. Lyman and I landed a nice one (35-40 lbs) last full moon, on the falling tide, near a ledge. Did we get lucky? Maybe, maybe not, but we were in the correct area, at the correct time, with the correct presentation.

I know of several other catches during the last FM cycle, so we weren't alone. Are they still there? I'll find out Friday
Thank you for the reply. I am heading out Friday as well I think. Are you pulling the baits down deep, or on the surface, or perhaps a little of both? I have been trolling mostly surface baits, have caught plenty of dolphin, etc...even a couple of sails recently, but, really want to at least see a wahoo.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Muggin Mullet View Post
Yet there are a handful of boats out of Ponce who crush it over the winter months. Can the Port really be that different from Ponce ? I always assumed it came down to putting in the time to find their hot spots and also dedicating the long / boring hours trolling all over the place for them. I honestly do not know if I have to patience and hope to dedicate that much time without getting negative thoughts of failure and wasted time / money.

Most of the boats who crush it out of Ponce are running north to the ledge, dont think the big numbers are coming due east of ponce. You can catch wahoo on the surface baits but try to get your baits down deeper for the best results
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JonathanFlorida View Post
Thank you for the reply. I am heading out Friday as well I think. Are you pulling the baits down deep, or on the surface, or perhaps a little of both? I have been trolling mostly surface baits, have caught plenty of dolphin, etc...even a couple of sails recently, but, really want to at least see a wahoo.
Will run lines down with 32 oz's if not weedy. This guy hit a surface lure w/ballyhoo.

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Old 08-21-2018, 05:16 PM
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Don't know if this true or not but a friend of mine fishing out of Sebastian heard that a Sporty got busted coming back in the first weekend of the ARS season. Said that the boat had fillet fish offshore and was busted with FWC drone when coming back in. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:24 PM
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[QUOTE=LagoonAkin;11738108]Will run lines down with 32 oz's if not weedy. This guy hit a surface lure w/ballyhoo.

Thank you...Beautiful fish, I appreciate the help. Hope you have a great day on Friday, be safe and catch lots of fish!

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Old 08-21-2018, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LagoonAkin View Post
If you troll between N and S Pelican expect Cuda, King, and maybe a Dolphin (I've got plenty around there), but the cuda are thick now and I'd rather catch a blowfish than reel in a cuda. Should be plenty of poles bent and baits torn up. Run another 5-10 miles east and maybe weed out some cuda and snag a wahoo!

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my buddy who went out with us in his boat wanted to go to 8a. We went there instead of pelican. Caught a bunch of nice kings. Brought four home. My boat caught 8 and had two lures break off on the strike. My buddy boated two kings. Got broke off like 3-4 times. Caught a couple sharks and a few Tunney.

overall great day. Seas cooperated very well!
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:39 AM
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Default ARS Mini Friday and Saturday

Headed out of Sebastian Friday and Saturday, and despite our lack of any decent bottom spots we managed to get our limit on some medium sized ARS on Friday within an hour or so. We had a few unknown big strikes, a few decent triggers and the occasional shark here and there. We headed out of Sebastian again Saturday morning and headed to the same spots without as much luck. We caught several small ARS in the morning but foolishly released them thinking we'd find more of the same size from Friday, and ended up only keeping two once we realized we may not see anything better. Like friday, we had a few huge misses, the occasional shark and even two undersized (both by an inch) red grouper. After the bite seemed to shut down where we were saturday afternoon, we headed out to 120'-140' to scout some new bottom, snagged a bonita on the troll (kept for cut bait) and came across a floating mini fridge in about 130' with a ton of life. We caught a very nice triple tail off a DOA shrimp right off the bat, and as the guys started chunking bait I grabbed my gun and hopped in the water. I shot a small rainbow runner (I've never seen them this far north before) and swam around a little until I came up on a small school of peanuts circling the mini fridge. I shot the small bull of the group first and hopped back in the water two more times for a total of three shot. After shooting the third one, one of the guys on the boat got one on a small jig. The rest of the school was questionable in size from the water so I left them to fight another day. All in all, really fun day out on the water and goes to show you never know what you'll find out there. Headed to the keys for a week starting this Saturday, I'll keep you guys updated throughout the trip with some good reports and pics!

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Old 08-22-2018, 08:46 AM
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Freak show Rambo - no fish is safe when you're around. Nice work
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:15 AM
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Jobsitetoo, great report, sounds like you had a blast ... Love that tripletail.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:38 PM
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Trolling this time of year out of PC is a waste of time. Live bait, Live bait, Live bait.
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MarlinBohner View Post
Trolling this time of year out of PC is a waste of time. Live bait, Live bait, Live bait.
Bohner, sorry for such a newbie question, however: With the live bait, how would you suggest fishing them? We are not targeting Kings, so, I am guessing the suggestion would not be to head to a place like 8A and slow troll the live bait. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:50 AM
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With an unusually slow trolling summer behind us. does anyone have a guess as to when the dolphin may be coming by Port Canaveral and Sebastian ? Now that the 2 weekend red snapper season is history, I'm trying to decide what the next target fishery is. Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:11 AM
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Your most productive areas right now are pelican, 8a, Benson area for live bait. Your gonna have to catch kings to have a shot at the other species ( cobia, dolphin, sails, Wahoo). you can spend the money troll ballyhoos all day drive all over the ocean and maybe get lucky catch a dolphin or a sail or a Wahoo. Or you can catch some live bait have constant action and Have your best shot at catching something cool.
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by MarlinBohner View Post
Your most productive areas right now are pelican, 8a, Benson area for live bait. Your gonna have to catch kings to have a shot at the other species ( cobia, dolphin, sails, Wahoo). you can spend the money troll ballyhoos all day drive all over the ocean and maybe get lucky catch a dolphin or a sail or a Wahoo. Or you can catch some live bait have constant action and Have your best shot at catching something cool.
Thank you, very much. Really appreciate the advice.
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Old 08-23-2018, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by MarlinBohner View Post
Your most productive areas right now are pelican, 8a, Benson area for live bait. Your gonna have to catch kings to have a shot at the other species ( cobia, dolphin, sails, Wahoo). you can spend the money troll ballyhoos all day drive all over the ocean and maybe get lucky catch a dolphin or a sail or a Wahoo. Or you can catch some live bait have constant action and Have your best shot at catching something cool.
Are you bump trolling live bait or free-swimming, lightly weighted?
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by JonathanFlorida View Post
Thank you, very much. Really appreciate the advice.


This was live baiting yesterday along with 23 kings and a couple Bonitas


Caught two of these the day before live baiting along with Bonitas a Limit of kings a sail and a big ol hammer head
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:33 AM
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Bump trolling. Sometimes will put a bait on the downrigger tend to get quiet a few cobias on the downrigger along with the ever so endangered ARS. Even had an ARS crush the short bait on the surface Monday.
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Son caught this 17lber last Saturday.

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Old 08-25-2018, 09:44 AM
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Going outta Sebastian tom for a little while. Then sandbar. 10-18 on 68
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:27 AM
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Was out with Lyman and Celly yesterday. Lyman (Dave) got this nice one in 170'. Another keeper spit the hook on his third leap. We only worked the area for a couple hours, but plenty of action between short strikes, cudas, and the keeper. We had caught some nice bait that needed to be used on Kings. However, all we succeeded in was getting a treble hook imbedded (thanks for the extraction Dave) and line tangled in a prop.

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