November offshore fishing report
November is a great time of year for offshore fishing in Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral. The offshore really starts to get Fired Up so to speak. Bunker are normally in the basins more consistently and much easier to get with the cast nets. Remember to use that large heavy sinking net. Iou may have to resort to that box of frozen cigars, But don’t worry, they work just fine. Just head out to the reefs or ridge and start from there for many species like kings and black fins or even sails.
Clean Water Conditions
Typically, this time of year we also see a daily clean line. (where the water goes from muddy to clear). Fish that clean water side break and you should do just fine. Normally, Thanksgiving is that time frame that everything really turns on but typically this whole month is a FireFight. The typical stinger wire rigs work just fine with a size 4 treble hook. Just go see Nick at the Fish and Dive shop and he will hook you up with whatever you need along with some great looking fresh Cigar Minnows.
Other species that show up well are mahi mahi and wahoo. There’s no secret here to this kind of fishing. Use your normal ballyhoo rigs and smaller chuggers and find your weed lines, edges or just fish the stream. The fall ran can be just as good or better than the spring run. Anything will be better than this year’s spring run honestly!
If you are looking to keep busy if its too rough to go out, fish the jetties with some live mullet or live shrimp, use a small knocker rig or even a split shot. Fluorocarbon is not a bad idea either. Snook and redfish have been doing well and should continue to Fire, (do well).
Most of all, Happy Thanksgiving and I hope we all have a great rest of the year fishing. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us or meet us down at Bluepoints Marina for a few Bluegills, (bud lights). Good Luck. www.firedupcharters.com