Fishing, Diving and Spearfishing Reports and Pictures

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cape Canaveral Otherside Tuna and Swordfishing Report

On 8/29 we decided to trailer my friends 32' Boston Whaler Conquest center console down to Cape Canaveral from Jacksonville to run to the other side of the gulf stream to hunt for Tuna and Swordfish!

We put the boat in the water at about 6pm on Saturday and started making our way offshore. The Mercury Verado 250's seemed to struggle a little bit with the boat loaded down with ice, tackle and 6 people. As we cruised through the gulf stream the surface temperature was downright hot around 89 degrees! This was not a good sign at all! Once the temperature dropped to 87.5 we slowed the boat and set up for a night of sword fishing. We were about 60 nautical miles out.

Long story short - we didn't catch any swordfish. 2 of our squids got mangled but we never had a serious bite. It was a pretty night to be out none the less.

We started heading offshore in the morning with hopes of finding birds and yellowfin tuna! Scattered rain storms made it difficult for us to locate birds. We hunted for hours and couldn't find any out to 100nm so we headed back inshore. All the ay back to 60nm out we finally found birds but unfortunately they were only holding skipjacks.

We did get to see the NASA boat towing in the booster tanks from the space shuttle - that was cool! Otherwise it was a bust of a trip! We'll get them next time.



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