Mahi Truther

By |2019-03-12T23:26:01+00:003.10.2019|2 Comments

Want Mahi? Here’s the truth…

MAHI MAHI are gone once again. I honestly feel no one knows a thing about these fish. I swear. They migrate from the south? They come across the stream? They don’t come across the stream? There are two giant schools of MAHI? This and that, the theories go on and on… The truth is, it’s fishing, and sometimes they are there, and sometimes they are not. We as charter captains are honestly over the MAHI craze. People walk on the boat in full mahi gear and a cooler and ask, “are we filling this cooler with MAHI today?” So many think it’s the only fish in the ocean, or least that it’s the only edible fish in the ocean. I absolutely love when people tell me fresh blackened king from Grills is nasty, or that an AJ or blacktip is gross. If I cooked up barracuda and blackened it, you would love it! Promise that! Please try what’s out there. Did you know a fresh bonita cut up is awesome sushi? We eat it at the docks all the time. I promise you would not know the difference from a Canaveral tuna and a bonita sitting on the same tray.

Anyway, my rant is over.

Fishing this last week was tough. Zero mahi, Zero kings, Zero Cobia. The water is still so cold right now that kings and mahi are not around. We had to resort to Red snapper fishing and bottom fishing for triggers, lanes, grovers, and seabass. I will admit that it’s been awesome here, with big porgies in the mix, too. The reef and 27 have been the most prime areas. Maybe in a few weeks we will see warmer water and start doing better out there.

canaveral offshore fishing report

About the Author:

Capt. Chris is the proud owner & operator of Fired Up Fishing Charters out of Port Canaveral in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

2 Comments

  1. Hossho March 14, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I fished out of the port on Monday. 3/11/19. U are correct that mahi were hard to come by.
    But I did find them in 600’ of water. Water was green and cold, 66-69 degrees out to 600’, we hit 600’ and the temp rose to 76 degrees, the water was blue and clean.
    We brought home 5 mahi, 2 Bonita, 4 lane snappers and a few trigger fish.
    Bottom fish were caught at pelican flats.

    Tight lines.

  2. fins fan 13 March 15, 2019 at 5:47 am

    sea bass and trigger fish are my favorite

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