Captain Greg has been fishing the waters of Port Canaveral and the Atlantic for over 30 years. Greg and his team of full time captains at Sea Leveler Sport Fishing Charters fish well over 200 days each per year.
Well I was totally wrong about the water clarity last month going to garbage. We were gifted a extended Summer even with our first tropical storm activity from Isaias and then from the threat of Hurricane Laura combining with Hurricane Marco our sea conditions remained calm and our water clarity remained pristine. Live pogies did disappear with the first passing storm but slow trolling dead baits produced like it always does when water clarity is good. King mackerel, cobia, mahi, blackfin tuna and sailfish were all common catches.
Tropical storm Isaias will have the water clarity wrecked for any hopes of live bait trolling the beach for kings and the occasional cobia, so unless we have no more storm activity for the next month, you will have to wait another year for that awesome fishery. August is a great month for Tarpon. Live pogies drifted back over the shoal will be a sure bet for anyone wanting to have a blast trying to tame these awesome fish.
The positive thinking worked! We could not have asked much more out of June. Flat calm seas, plenty of live bait and great fishing from right on the beach to 100 miles offshore. King mackerel, tarpon, sharks and goliath grouper were plentiful along the beach. King mackerel, sailfish, mahi, cobia, wahoo, mangrove snapper, trigger fish, vermillion snapper and lane snapper from 60 ft to 120 ft. Beyond 120 ft produced amberjacks, almaco jacks, grouper, vermillion snapper, mahi, black fin tuna, triggerfish, sailfish and tunas.
Fishing this past week has been more about fighting the weather than anything. Missed marine forecast and a bombardment of rain left most rightfully sitting at the dock but for those of us that went and capitalized on the few nice days or few nice hours in between the miserable days we were rewarded with gold. The mahi definitely showed and with the forecast we have this coming week of 10 knts of wind or less it is going to get right.
The first four days of grouper opening were really good and the tuna fishing was awesome on the few days that were calm enough to make that run. Other than that, there’s not much to say about May except it was a grind.
Hello, everyone on the Spacefish. Sorry for the delay on my usual monthly report. I just posted it (only 6 days late). I always do my write up the evening before the last day of the month so I can give the most accurate forecast possible on a monthly basis. I wrote my report the night before, like I always do, but I was fishing nonstop with tuna trips and bottom trips averaging 14 to 18 hours on the water between prepping, fishing, and cleaning. I left my report the same because I really wanted to get the importance of a backup plan in everyone’s head and the report still holds true.
April was good overall but near shore fishing and shorter trips such as half days were not very productive. Offshore fishing was very good with the exception of mahi fishing. It started off strong but steadily fizzled as the month went on. Tuna fishing was awesome every trip and we are very excited that we now have the capability to offer these trips to our customers. Slow trolling on Pelican Flats and as far inshore as 50ft was really good for kings along with several cobia and sailfish being caught.