Saturday, July 21, 2012

Deep Sea Fishing (with pics)

I had a great day on the water fishing with some friends out of Port Canaveral. We caught lots of fish...  Here are the pics -

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Sunrise Port Canaveral
Sunrise @ Port Canaveral

Anyone want to pet the shark?
Lick it!
Mangrove Snapper

Red Snapper
Red Snapper

Tagged & Released
tagged & released

Another Red Snapper

Fish On!
More Red Snapper

26" Red Snapper
Another Red Snapper tagged & released
We saw a US Navy submarine while fishing in about 125 ft of water. I never realized how much water those things can displace. About 10 minutes after the sub passed us at a distance, its huge wake caught up to us... It was a a sight to see, but I didn't get any pictures.

All those teeth, and no toothbrush to brush them with...
Trigger Fish
Look closely, there is a sea turtle in this pic

Port Canaveral boat ramp
Back at Port Canaveral

They need to lift the red snapper ban. We would have easily limited out. Instead, we had to throw back some beautiful 24-26 inch fish, but not before tagging them in an attempt to collect some accurate data, and eventually lift the red snapper ban for recreational fishing. The problem isn't the recreational fishermen, its the commercial fishing that is ruining it for everyone!

It was a successful day on the water with lots of laughs, and some good friends.  I can't wait to do it again!

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