Port Canaveral Offshore – July 2021

This amazing group of guys caught their limit on king mackerels fishing with Capt. Joe aboard the Fire Fight.
This amazing group of guys caught their limit on king mackerels fishing with Capt. Joe aboard the Fire Fight.

Fishing off Port Canaveral has been fantastic and hopefully it continues. Bait has been easy and plentiful with just a few throws of your net, those bunker are thick. Use the right net folks. Still amazes me seeing that blue 6 footer being tossed. Go to the Fish and Dive Center in Cocoa Beach and tell Nick you need a Canaveral pogie net. They are custom made and worth every dime.

Offshore has been “Fired Up!” Kings are chewing hard and every reef has them going off. The early bite seems to be the best still. Mixed in those kings are cobia, mahi, cudas and bonitas. Capt. Stan had a 20.8-pound bone—that’s huge! And some excellent eating as well. Good job! I would take some fresh bonita any day. Google some recipes. Also, seeing some random wahoo recently. Try some high speeding as it has been paying off.

Monster blacktip!
Monster blacktip!

As many of you noticed, we had some beautiful clean water all the way to the beach that has brought flying fish to the bouy line, and a few mahi as well. Cool stuff. Along with the clean water, we also have the cold-water thermocline. This happens every year and usually shuts the bottom fishing down. But it will also push a lot of fish up. Amberjack and red snapper have been awesome; you can almost pick out what fish you want. Sure, you have to throw the reds back, but still fun sight fishing for red snapper. Joke. The thermocline usually only lasts a few weeks or so, and the chicken rigging will get back to normal. As will grouper.

Nearshore shark fishing has been great. We are running shark trips every single day and averaging some great numbers. Big blacktips, hammerheads and sharpies. The Jewfish have also been consistant and providing the fish of a lifetime for many. Some trips we are averaging two or three fish to 300 plus pounds!

Capt. Chris Cameron
Fired Up Fishing Charters

(407) 222-3573
Your premier fishing guide charter for shark fishing Cocoa Beach, offshore fishing Port Canaveral, and nearshore fishing Cape Canaveral.