Despite rough conditions, we had a pretty great week offshore out of Port Canaveral. Beautifully sized kingfish were abundant on the reef and the ridge. They are eagerly eating frozen minnows and chartreuse dusters have helped add too the allure. Bottom fishing has been fun TONS of red snapper to play with, so the open season this summer just can’t come soon enough! Just a friendly reminder, those dates for recreational harvest are July 12-14 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and July 19-20. If you don’t have access to a boat, you still have the opportunity to participate and bring home one of the most delicious dinners the ocean’s got to offer — just book a charter!
Mahi are showing up sporadically, but we’re yet to seem them in big numbers or with any consistency. It could happen any time, though, and that time could be now. We just had a nice east wind come through, so maybe it brought the Mahi along with it. Get out there and try, and you might just hit the jackpot.
We’ve had an epic cobia season, but all good things must come to an end. We’re seeing less and less of these fish off the beach, and the Rays continue on the move, northbound. The window is closing, but there are still some out there.