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Old 12-29-2018, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dogslife View Post
So i was thinking about trying to go close to shore tomorrow for some triple tail and cobia and looked at the weather reports and they are saying 3 to 4 out to 20 miles.I looked at the weather buoy and the waves have been drooping since yesterday so i am not real sure about the waves for tomorrow if it keeps going down like it has been it looks like it will be a good day.
what are you guys seeing and thinking and who is going to try it tomorrow.
Joe - I'm going tomorrow if you want to buddy-boat deep. The winds are down and from the south so expecting smooth 3' rollers. Plan to start looking for grass/life around 150' and go from there. Will be at the ramp about 6.
Old 12-29-2018, 04:09 PM
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Checked water temps. 74.4 degrees at 253 ft out of Sebastian. Very little temp brake after 140 ft. Increase is gradual. Seas look real good. Capt, Billy/ Right Stuff
Old 12-29-2018, 04:12 PM
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Big rollers this morning but spaced out. By the afternoon it laid down 3-4 spaced out and Glassy. Dirty water out to 21 didn't go any further than that. Some grass around 21 but no life on it. Bottom bite was OK on 21 inshore of that was a dump couldn't lose a bait on the bottom. Nice ocean slow fishing
Old 12-31-2018, 04:35 AM
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Maiden voyage out Canaveral with new Pioneer. Found a good rip with weeds out by the cones. Depth was upper to mid 200s. Caught 5 phins and several small sharks on the troll. Phin bites were on ballyhoo with blue and white islander, Billy bait turbo jet, sea witch, and a blue/ purple stubbley bubbler. The big bull went 28 lbs on the rapala scale. Good first trip out of the port.




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Old 12-31-2018, 10:24 AM
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Nice work Nobull The short is a husky little gal

We found a couple gals in 260'ish, north of the cones, but nothing with size. Knew I should have worked the cones
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[QUOTE=nobull;12104392]Maiden voyage out Canaveral with new Pioneer. Found a good rip with weeds out by the cones. Depth was upper to mid 200s. Caught 5 phins and several small sharks on the troll. Phin bites were on ballyhoo with blue and white islander, Billy bait turbo jet, sea witch, and a blue/ purple stubbley bubbler. The big bull went 28 lbs on the rapala scale. Good first trip out of the port.

Forgot to mention we had a sail come up about 30 years in front of us, but never made it into our spread.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:31 PM
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Keep crushing it yall ! Hoping the new year brings me some free time that aligns with weather. Normal winter struggles here
Old 01-01-2019, 05:13 AM
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Maiden voyage out Canaveral with new Pioneer. Found a good rip with weeds out by the cones. Depth was upper to mid 200s. Caught 5 phins and several small sharks on the troll. Phin bites were on ballyhoo with blue and white islander, Billy bait turbo jet, sea witch, and a blue/ purple stubbley bubbler. The big bull went 28 lbs on the rapala scale. Good first trip out of the port.

Forgot to mention we had a sail come up about 30 years in front of us, but never made it into our spread.
I believe you are the only other boat I saw working that line- I was in the 32 fountain- tried to hail you on the radio- saw you hooked up a couple of times- it was a very nice rip early and started to fall apart around lunchtime- we went 2 for 4- pulled lines and rode out past 1000 feet to find nothing- rode back and tried to pick up that line farther south- weeds had scattered by then - but managed to shake enough weeds to pick up two more- total 4 outa 6- all gaffers between 10 and 20 lbs. Did notice that every knockdown came while we were going with the current.
Old 01-01-2019, 08:46 AM
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Question for Cape Canaveral boaters. Are the locks usually open? TIA
Old 01-01-2019, 08:50 AM
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6am- 9:30 pm
Old 01-01-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by 95wellcraft View Post
6am- 9:30 pm
You can get an opening during those hours, but they don’t leave them open. They used to, every now and then, when the water levels were even.

What is new is the operators requesting that that you put on a PFD while in the locks..
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I wasn't saying that they kept them open during those hours. That's just their hours of operation.
Old 01-01-2019, 02:23 PM
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Newbie question:

I have a 24' bluewater boat which I occasionally would like to use to fish nearshore. How do you guys fish near the PC bouys? Do you anchor? My boat doesn't have a trolling motor on the bow.

Also, what is the etiquette? If someone is there, do I need to move on to an unoccupied bouy?
Old 01-01-2019, 02:41 PM
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About the only time I fish the buoys is to catch bait. I personally don't anchor. But you certainly could.
If it's a busy day some of the buoys will have more than one boat on it. I normally try and find one with no one on it. But you don't have to be right up on the buoy.
Old 01-01-2019, 04:00 PM
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Hi everyone - live in Orlando and trailer our 30 foot CC to PC. We don’t make it out often (maybe once a month if we are lucky) so wanted some advice. What fish is good to target this time of year/rest of the year? Trolling or bottom fish? Just trying to familiarize ourselves with the area and not sure what we should be targeting through the seasons so would appreciate sound advice.

My old man and me just want to have fun on the water and find some action. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by 95wellcraft View Post
About the only time I fish the buoys is to catch bait. I personally don't anchor. But you certainly could.
If it's a busy day some of the buoys will have more than one boat on it. I normally try and find one with no one on it. But you don't have to be right up on the buoy.
Like everything I do, I try my best to be the most courteous to others. If they are drifting I will jump in behind them after they come back around one more time. If they are anchored, I just move on to another buoy or area.

BUT, not everyone is like that. You should see the shit show going down here in Ponce lately. There are very few buoys and tons of boats. Thank goodness they just added new mooring buoys on the 1 mile reefs
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Originally Posted by 95wellcraft View Post
6am- 9:30 pm
Thank you.
Old 01-02-2019, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by GB1 View Post


You can get an opening during those hours, but they don’t leave them open. They used to, every now and then, when the water levels were even.

What is new is the operators requesting that that you put on a PFD while in the locks..
When did they start that and is it a just a request or are they making every one wear one while in the locks.
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Boat my son fishes (Crude Intentions) on caught a 81lb Wahoo today off the port while fishing for Kingfish in 100 feet or so.
Old 01-02-2019, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dogslife View Post
When did they start that and is it a just a request or are they making every one wear one while in the locks.
Noticed the lock tender emphatically mentioning it when we were out and about last Sunday. First time we'd heard it also. They've always made the 'stay tied fore and aft until released' the main 'rule push' up until this last time. I can only guess, and of course this is a guess, that they were inspected, or had a new manager come in and are pushing what they probably should have been pushing due to fed/state regs? The Admiral and I both wear our PFDs whenever we're on deck (except in the slip) so no change for us.

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