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28° 23' 20.3424" N, 80° 35' 4.9812" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Fired Up Fishing Charters - Chris Cameron
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Fishing Report
November 23, 2014

This weeks report is a little different than the previous topics. This week will be on sharkin. The last few weeks in general have been pretty decent on the shark bite. We had many different species and a lot of them. Fishing the bait pods lately has been the key to almost every species. If you throw live bait out in the middle of the bait pod right now chances are you will catch a red drum, bluefish, Spanish and inevitably, the sharks. The trick is to target the larger ones. Yes you can catch a 50lb black-tip shark on a live pogie with mono. But your chances of consistently doing it are better if you use the right tackle. Here is what I learned over the years from some of the best guys in the port. Tackle should be pretty strong. You can catch a 25lb red drum to a 250lb sand tiger, Or bigger…. I use a bottom rod with a sealine 400, spooled by 100lb braid. I then use a large swivel with either 7 strand or solid wire in the 80/90lb class.3/4 feet of wire lead is plenty. Whatever you choose is fine. There’s a few different knots you would use depending on the wire you choose. Then I use a 9/0 or a 10/0 mustad hook. Nothing special. Bait can be a variety of things. Fresh is the key. I like to use live bluefish if possible. While I’m shark fishing I have the smaller rods out to catch bait. Bluefish are usually all over the place. A sure bet is fresh bonita. You can chunck the bonita up to bite size pieces and that works great too. Ladyfish, Spanish macs and even king work great. Sharks are usually a lot shallower than you think. 15ft deep or less. Lately we have been doing well in the 25 foot range. There’s many locations you can find and you can customize your shark fishing however you like. Chumming can improve your catch too. Keep it simple. Good luck

This shark fishing report has been brought to you by Captain Chris Cameron of Fired Up Fishing Charters, your premier fishing guide charter of shark fishing Cocoa Beach, offshore fishing Port Canaveral, near shore fishing Cape Canaveral, Orlando charter fishing and split fishing trips.

Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Blacktip SharkBonita38
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Fishing Report Provided by Fired Up Fishing Charters - Chris Cameron
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Fishing Report
November 13, 2014

Fishing the last few weeks out of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach has been nothing less than stellar. The winds have kept us from running offshore for the most part but with the west/north west winds we have been able to make the beach and shark trips almost daily. The fall run/spawn of the ocean running bull reds has been absolutely amazing. I have to be thankful that they not only showed up a month ago but that they are still here. It’s been crazy. I’ve had charters tell me they only want offshore fishing. I ask them, wouldn’t you want to fight 30lb fish on light tackle without going way offshore and they usually say yes, I didn’t know you could get fish that big near the beach, lol.  Mixed in with the reds have been some nice blacktips sharks. If you haven’t tried a blacktip your missing out.

Here’s what you need to do to catch fish along the beach right now. After coming out of the port look north or south for pelicans diving. You may find them from 10 feet of water to 30 feet. Every day is a little different. After locating them get your cast net and get some pogies or mullet, doesn’t matter.  I use a 30lb leader and a 8/0 circle hook. You can send one out free swimming and add a 1oz egg sinker to the other. Circle hooks are the key for a safe hookup and release.  Look around for the bait schools and toss your lines and just wait. I usually bounce from bait school to bait school till I can locate the fish. EASY.

This report has been brought to you by Captain Chris Cameron of Fired Up Fishing Charters, your premier fishing guide charter of shark fishing Cocoa Beach, offshore fishing Port Canaveral, near shore fishing Cape Canaveral, Orlando charter fishing and split fishing trips. Thanks and good luck

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Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Red DrumBunker
2Blacktip SharkBunker
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