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5/16/2010

Curtis, Cory and Jason on vacation catch a bunch!

Today my fishing buddies were Curtis Morris, Jason Choe and Cory Wright who were visiting the Space Coast specifically to see one of the last shuttle launches before the space shuttle is retired for good. Jason called to book the trip as another way to enjoy some of the much needed R & R form the daily grind back at work as network engineers.
    We netted a full live well of pogies south of the Cocoa Beach pier and headed out to 8A reef to pick up catch what Poseidon offered and have some fun. The weather in the morning was really good and I saw no reason to go anywhere other than 8A since it has been so productive lately.
    The bite turned out to be pretty steady for the entire day and everyone got a chance to catch a few quality fish today. Cory seemed to be the one destined for the honor of the most different species and at the end of the day he had caught Kingfish, Cobia, Mahi, Bonito and and Amberjack.
    We all had a great time catching and had a good deal of action most of the day. We started on our way home and I spotted the two shuttle booster retrieval boats on the radar and thought that since the guys had come all this way to see the launch they would get a kick out of getting an up close look at the boosters being towed back to Port Canaveral. I made a little detour and we were able to get a good look at the Liberty Star with its booster in tow. A great way to finish their vacation. We also bumped into a sinking shrimp boat the Charley Girl that is soon to be another hot spot for fish when she is sitting on the bottom offshore Port Canaveral

Final tally for day two:
9 Kingfish between 12 and 20 pounds
1 Mahi-Mahi released to grow up
2 Cobia released to grow up
1 Bonito released
1 Amberjack

Getting a few Pogies for Bait.

How to throw a cast net deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Get them into the well Cory.

Getting bait while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Curtis bowed up with a kingfish.

Fishing action while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Curtis and his kingfish

Kingfish caught while fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Cory with his Cobia ready for release cause he's a couple inches short.

Cobia caught and released while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Jason get a nice kingfish.

Kingfish caught while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Ring around the sun today.

Beautiful ring around the sun captured while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Too small to keep, bummer!

Mahi caught and released while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Recording our location at 8A reef.

Location captured while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Cory gets a Bonito and then the release.

Bonito caught and released while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Cobia gets the net since it's obviously to short to keep.

Deep sea fishing action aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Jason's short Cobia

Cobia caught and released while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

The guys having fun!
(Left to right: Jason, Curtis, and Cory)

Happy fishermen deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Kingfish invited to dinner!

Kingfish caught while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Cory and his Amberjack, another species and the biggest yet!

Amberjack caught while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Sinking shrimp boat the "Charley Girl" soon to be another fishin spot.

Sinking shrimp boat discovered while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Liberty Star towing shuttle booster.

Shuttle booster being towed in while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

The Liberty Star up close.

The Liberty Star seen while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Spent shuttle booster up close and personal.

Shuttle booster seen while deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Cleaning today's catch back at the house.

Cleaning the catch after deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

Today's haul bagged and ready to go back to San Antonio.

Filleted and bagged catch after fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

The guys back at the "braggin board".
(Pictured from left to right: Curtis, Cory, and Jason)

Another happy crew after deep sea fishing aboard the Goin Off out of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

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