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28° 23' 20.3424" N, 80° 35' 4.9812" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Clarity: Cloudy

Canaveral has finally been picking up. The pogies and mullet are in full swing and theres many species following the bait. We are still seeing some tarpon mixed in with snook, bull reds and plenty of sharks. You can find the mullet much closer to the beach and the pogies will be just offshore of that.  Look for them flipping on the surface as well as the mudd balls. 
Using fish finder rigs and knocker rigs with a 1 oz weight seem to be working just fine with a 6/0 circle hook. You can hook the pogies through the lips or even through the tail and giving them some slack to swim around. 
further offshore we are seeing the kings starting to eat. Also mixed with them are some mahi and cobia the last few weeks. Sails and wahoo are not uncommon this time of year either. 
The best areas seem to be the reefs as usual in 70 feet of water. 
Good luck and we hope to see you out there!

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Clarity: Clear

Soon we will be dressing our little ones up for Halloween. Crazy how fast this season has flown by us. I’m already getting excited for Christmas:) Sailfish and wahoo will be seen more now as the water temps cool. Wahoo are generally better at sunrise. They also like higher speeds and as we know, there are many different tactics in “hoo fishing” and a book can be written on them. I always get lucky on the shotgun line with a big black/red islander with a horse ballyhoo. Cobia will start up again soon. We really need to have some colder nights first though to cool the water back down. It’s still kind of warm considering we need it around 70 degrees give and take.

Now is the time that we start to see Mahi running again more consistently than the few here and there. Whether they are actually coming back from the keys or going back to the keys, who knows… Find some weed lines out there and give it a try, we had a good day in 95 feet last week working weed patches with live pogies.  If you already have the live bait from the morning cast netting, try to slow troll livies in the same way. Mahi will also eat mullet. So if you can’t find the pogies you should have no problem catching the mullet as well. 

If you haven’t noticed the mullet run going on; it still is.  Every morning I go out I see them up and down the beach getting hit on by everything.  I also see the smaller mullet rounding the jetties getting smacked by reds and snook.  Though it may not be the best table fare, jacks, bonita, sharks and Spanish mackerel have been all over the mullet.

Kingfish are still doing well at the local reefs.  Use stinger rigs and live pogies.  There was a few days that pogies were hard to come by so use frozen cigar minnows if that’s the case. If you’re using frozen bait, spinning minnows, you may want to tip the rig with a kingbuster. Try a few colors till you find what is working best. Sometimes a naked dead bait works just fine. Lately it has been day to day. One day you can limit out in the first hour and the next day in the same conditions you cannot buy a bite.

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Average: 5 (1 vote)

What can we expect to see in September? That’s a really darn good question. If its anything like the last several months its basically unpredictable!

     I have only been charter fishing out of Canaveral for about 10 years now and I still have so much to learn. This year has been completely odd/off to say the least. Lets start with bait. Pogies have been basically extinct. So the normal run to the pier and throw the net a few times and go to 8A has not happened. Instead we search for schools of scalies, greenies, blue runners or threadfins in hopes of sabikiing the baits. Then we gotta go to where we think the fish are… Has been tough to say the least. But I must also admit that fishing has been pretty decent as long as you can find the right bait.              As for predicting the next month as of now will be tough. We are still dealing with the thermocline issues. If you hit all the wrecks you will find AJ and snapper still towards the mid to top of the water column. They will eat jigs tipped with squid and any live bait that swims down.  We should see the water warming up soon and that should bring back the pogies a little more consistently. Many of the baits have been on all the buoys and cans to the north. Take your live bait to your favorite fishing spots and try it out. This is all we have been doing. Bouncing from spot to spot to make our days work. Remember it’s fishing and not catching. Any day exploring out there is better than not!

     Shark fishing has been pretty decent. mid-day has been the best time lately. Best baits are chuncks of bonita and barracuda. Fish in the 20-30 foot depths both north and south of the Cocoa beach pier. Good luck


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