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6/25/2009

Mission "Fish Fry" for the Coppola Family and Anton and Tina

 

    Today my fishing buddies were repeat customers Eric Coppola and Anton only this time the guys brought along the ladies in their lives. Eric brought along his wife Michelle and his daughter Sarah while Anton brought along his lady friend Tina.
    Eric and Anton have fished with me a number of times and the ladies wanted to get in on the good times and help out at filling the cooler for the fish dinner. First order of business was to procure some bait to do the slow trolling so into Canaveral Bight we went. The pogies wer thick and one toss of the net resulted in everyone doing the pogie pick up.
    Since 8A has been so consistent lately with the kings and the cobes I decided that that would probably be the best place to start our efforts. The bite looked as though it was going to be out of control at first since we had a quadruple header of two kings and two Jack Crevalles within minutes of splashing our baits and the crew did a great job of avoiding the tangles and we were able to boat all four fish. The kings went into the box and the jacks got their pictures taken and were released to fight again another day. After the early pandemonium things settled down and the bite was steady the rest of the day.
    The weather was beautiful and the fish were cooperative and although we didn't get the Cobia we were after we did get a 14 pound Mahi to add to the guest list for dinner. Mission accomplished again and I'm hoping the ladies will be back again as well.

Final tally for the day:
10 Kingfish kept for the table
1 Mahi-Mahi
4 Jack Crevalle released to grow up.
2 Sharpnose Sharks released to grow up.
3 or 4 Remora released

Where's the bait??? Right below the boat.
(Pogies on the sounder, you don't have to see them flipping to get them.)

Live bait on the sounder off Port Canaveral

One toss of the net and plenty of bait for the day.

Plenty of bait for deep sea fishing in Port Canaveral

Sarah bowed up with her first fish.

Sarah is a happy fisherman deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach

It's a Jack Crevalle, my first.

Sarah catches a Jack Crevalle deep sea fishing off Port Canaveral

Tina's Jack is pulling hard.

Tina bowed up with a Jack Crevalle deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

Tina's jack get his picture taken and is released to fight another day.

Tinas Jack Crevalle caught deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

Putting a shark to sleep so I can remove the hook and release him.

Putting a shrk to sleep deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

Michelle gets in on the action.

Michelle is catching a kingfish deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

Eric's Jack Crevalle.

Eric with a big Jack Crevalle caught off of Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

Tina gets a 19# Kingfish.

Tina and a 19# Kingfish caught off of Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

Anton follows with a 26 pounder.

Anton catches a 26# Kingfish off of Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

Anton gets a Jack Crevalle.

Anton catches a Jack Crevalle off of Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

Today's crew with plenty of ingredients for a fish fry.
(Pictured Standing left to right: Eric, Tina and Anton
Squatting: Sarah and mother Michelle)

Another happy crew with a bunch of fish caught off of Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing off of Port Canaveral

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