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Old 09-19-2018, 07:54 AM
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ckbook, thank you for the information. I was projecting to try to get out possibly Sat but it looks like my window is closing based on weather. Can you share what your source is that you've pasted into your post. I'd like to use that.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Islandfish View Post
ckbook, thank you for the information. I was projecting to try to get out possibly Sat but it looks like my window is closing based on weather. Can you share what your source is that you've pasted into your post. I'd like to use that.
https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/canaveral_east_buoy

https://www.windfinder.com
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:54 AM
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Thank you krocks. I'm new to the area. Greatly appreciate the links to the site.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:32 AM
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Here are some more sites to add to the mix:
https://magicseaweed.com/US-Southeas...21/?type=swell
https://www.ventusky.com
Deep Sea Fishing Features and Charts | FISHTRACK.COM
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:22 PM
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Thank you very much Zak.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:33 PM
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...and this one of course...
Coastal/Great Lakes Forecasts by Zone - South - Melbourne, FL
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:25 PM
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just drove back to central Florida from the keys. Great time fishing tons of Mahi and Tuna. Came up short on swords.
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:21 AM
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So, I am relatively new to fishing offshore out of Port Canaveral. My 16 year old son absolutely LOVES offshore fishing and so I do everything I can to nurture that and encourage him to continue to develop his love for this amazing sport. October is upon us, and given the weather provides fewer days suitable for getting out there, I want to make sure that on the days we are able to get out there, we have the best chance possible to enjoy a little success. I understand there are days when you just get skunked, but, I want to learn at least what we SHOULD be targeting and doing during these different phases of the year so that I can at least have a reasonable shot at showing my son a little success.
I would appreciate information on what we should be fishing for and generally how we should be fishing during October, November, December, Jan, Feb and March. I am guessing that once April rolls around we should be seeing lots of Dolphin offshore and that will take care of that. Basically an idea please of what is out there each of the next few months, and how they should be targeted. Thanks in advance for any replies, I am always humbled by the generosity of folks providing and sharing their knowledge and experience.
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by JonathanFlorida View Post
So, I am relatively new to fishing offshore out of Port Canaveral. My 16 year old son absolutely LOVES offshore fishing and so I do everything I can to nurture that and encourage him to continue to develop his love for this amazing sport. October is upon us, and given the weather provides fewer days suitable for getting out there, I want to make sure that on the days we are able to get out there, we have the best chance possible to enjoy a little success. I understand there are days when you just get skunked, but, I want to learn at least what we SHOULD be targeting and doing during these different phases of the year so that I can at least have a reasonable shot at showing my son a little success.
I would appreciate information on what we should be fishing for and generally how we should be fishing during October, November, December, Jan, Feb and March. I am guessing that once April rolls around we should be seeing lots of Dolphin offshore and that will take care of that. Basically an idea please of what is out there each of the next few months, and how they should be targeted. Thanks in advance for any replies, I am always humbled by the generosity of folks providing and sharing their knowledge and experience.
The first suggestion that comes to mind would be to keep an open mind, having multiple backup plans and enough different types of rigs to try several types of fishing during the trip. For example, we might start conventional trolling at dawn in the general direction of some known bottom structure while keeping an eye on the bottom machine for new spots. Iím usually that guy who suggests that we temporarily stop trolling to make a quick drop on a good looking mark, but, am commonly overridden by the crew not wanting to pull and redeploy the trolling spread. Nevertheless, my jigging outfit is always rigged and ready to be deployed immediately which has often produced big dividends taking just a few minutes from the day to see if the bite is on below.

On another note, we have been resorting to highspeed trolling more often when the conventional trolling and bottom bite is off. To be forthcoming, we do not catch a lot of quantity when HST, however, the HST catches are commonly something exciting. And, it helps cover more area when looking for flotsam, rips, bird, turtles etc. HST also keeps hooks in the water and allows a better view of the surrounding waters as opposed to running and gunning at higher speeds. My biggest pet peeve is to always have at least two spinners rigged and ready to pitch baits or a combination of pitch bait and lure such as bucktail or popper.

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, we have saved the day on multiple occasions fishing the inlet channel ledges plus nearby bottom structure just off the beach during late December thru March. The snapper and some grouper come in close during the winter season (we actually caught our first big dog snapper off the first reef on New Yearís day which was a pleasantly unexpected surprise). When all else fails, larger baits like blue runners are usually readily available to catch near the inlet mouth/around the buoys. Putting one of these larger live baits say 6í under a balloon will almost certainly result with something Big on the end of the line. And, there is no telling what may swim up around the mouth of the deepwater Cape inlet at any given moment.

To summarize, staying busy while changing things up can help stave off boredom plus increase catching success I would argue. All that said, I fish out of any given inlet from Ponce to Stuart with the Port being my second favorite. Hence, the locals on this thread would be able to provide more focused knowledge. Hope you and your son have many memorable offshore adventures to come.
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:44 PM
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If HST, get a ballyhood cowbell, large one. It’s heavy enough that u won’t need a trolling weight, and catches fish naked, especially wahoo
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Riptide31 View Post
If HST, get a ballyhood cowbell, large one. Itís heavy enough that u wonít need a trolling weight, and catches fish naked, especially wahoo
Where in your spread do you run the cowbell? Shotgun? I have a couple but have not seen success with them yet.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:06 AM
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You can but Iíve had better luck at end of prop wash.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:51 PM
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The forecast is 2-3' this weekend. Anyone else planning to make a run?
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:08 PM
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I'm heading out of SI on Sunday.
Looks like it shouldn't be too bad.
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:20 PM
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Going try some bottom spots friday.
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I'll be out there, but just on a large boat- cruise ship.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LagoonAkin View Post
The forecast is 2-3' this weekend. Anyone else planning to make a run?
I may give it a try...but have been skunked last 2 times out trolling. What do you think would be most productive?
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by LagoonAkin View Post
The forecast is 2-3' this weekend. Anyone else planning to make a run?
I plan on going out of SI on Saturday and trolling. Hopefully I can snag something out there.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:35 AM
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What do you think would be most productive?
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live bait ,live bait, live bait. Cast net pogies off the beach and bump-slow- troll them over anything and you will get kings.
pelican flats is a good place to start. Not hit as hard as 8A.
This also allows you to find new bottom fishing spots. The ledges are easy to find. But you need to look for and mark the suspended fish.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by swill777 View Post
I'm heading out of SI on Sunday.
Looks like it shouldn't be too bad.
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Looks like I will also be out of SI on Sunday. May do a little trolling and hit some bottom spots
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