Fishing The Buoy Line
Heading Out Of Port Canaveral Into The Atlantic
Thursday April 26, 2018
Port Canaveral's buoy line extends out several miles into the Atlantic and aids commercial, private and military vessels navigating to and from the mouth of the Port and beyond the shallow shoals offshore. Over the years, the buoys of Canaveral have become floating structure for marine-life and game-fish. Canaveral's famous bite and the tip of the Cape are often regarded as part of the buoy-line region and extend south to the famous Cocoa Beach Pier. So when you hear anglers talking about fishing the buoy-line, there may be a difference in opinion on how far north and south of the navigation channel that extends is often debatable.
The furthest offshore buoys at Canaveral for it's main channel is buoy 2 & 3 with all red buoys being even numbered and their odd neighboring buoys colored green. As with all navigation, the red-right-returning is applicable, meaning when you are returning to port keep the red markers on your right (starboard) side.
The fishing at Canaveral's buoy line can often be superb for several species. When the water is clean and clear look for king mackerel in the summer months and cobia can be attracted almost all year around when temperatures exceed 68° usually in the Spring and on into the late fall. Look for tripletail during the same months and a smattering of sharks, barracuda and redfish can make a regular showing at almost anytime.
Offshore fishing charters and trips around and near the buoy line out of Port Canaveral and off the coast of Cocoa Beach with Lagooner Fishing Charters.
Last modified: February 15 2017 18:43:59.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©