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Goin Off Sportfishing deep sea fishing from Cocoa Beach out of Port Canaveral

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A slow day for Corey Lovett and his son in laws.

    Today my fishing buddies were Corey Lovett and his son in laws Chris Hutchinson and Murray Riley for a half day offshore Port Canaveral. First order of business was to procure pogies and although they were schooled up heavily in the Port Canaveral ship channel they were incredibly hard to net. Ordinarily, you toss the net on a thick mark of pogs and you pull up a net full, however, even with a net with extra weight (19 pounds) and larger mesh they have been apparently educated about cast nets and it took no less than 15 tosses to obtain a well full. I was worn out before we got started.
    We ran out to the end of the ship channel to begin our day but after an hour of slow trolling all we had to show for our effort was a Bonito and a Sharpnose shark. Off to 8A we went but there wasn't much going on there as well and listening to the radio apparently the rest of the charter fleet was struggling to catch anything either. We stuck it out at 8A and manager to go three for 5 on the Kingfish.
    The weather was beautiful and the seas were calm but, Corey and Murray got bit by the seasickness bug so we called it a day around noon and headed in.

Final tally for the day:
3 Kingfish to 15 #.
1 Bonito released
1 Atlantic Sharpnose Shark released

Murray bowed up.

Murray with dinner.

Chris with a Bonito ready for a release.

John with another Kingfish for dinner.

Chris with his Kingfish.

Today's Crew aboard the Goin Off
(Pictured from left to right: Corey Lovett, Chris Hutchinson and Murray Rileyt)