Caught Aboard the:
2010 CFOA Tournament, we caught a second
Kingfish too late to make the weigh in!
Today my fishing buddies were Victor Alas and his sons
Matthew and Michael along with friends Tom Wilkins and Gene Dibetta to
fish the annual CFOA Tournament out of Port Canaveral. The plan of the
day was to fish for what I thought would be the best shot at a money
fish as well as putting some groceries in the fish box. I decided that
since the Mahi bite had slowed down so much we'd concentrate on getting
a Kingfish or a Cobia.
We started our day as usual getting some pogies down at PAFB,
quite a long run from the port but to get the job done that's where we
went. I had talked with some of my fellow fishermen friends who in the
past week had had some luck on the bigger fish up at the Benson reef,
however, we got there and the water wasn't right so we ran back to 8A
and proceeded to get a slow but steady bite of fish between 10 and 15
pounds. We also were able to boat and release a short Cobia as well.
I told the guys that we were fishing the whole ay for that
one good fish an finally that fish came at 4:15 PM. Unfortunately for us
it came too late to make the 5:00 PM weigh in dead line. Our largest
King weighed in at my dock on a certified scale at between 25 and 26
pounds which would have assured us of the second place prize in the CFOA
Kingfish category. Oh well, that's fishing.
Anyway the weather was beautiful, everyone caught some fish,
and there was plenty of fish to take home for the table. The best thing
is that there is another chance next year to claim our prize.
Final tally for day two:
10 Kingfish between 12 and 25 pounds
1 Cobia released to grow up
Bowed up on another Kingfish.
This fish is at least 25 pounds.
Short Cobia comes aboard in the net
for a picture
Victor with his 25 pounder that would
have been a 2nd place winner!
25 pounds verified
Today's CFOA Tournament crew with