With help from Captain Scott Ashmore, we hauled the torpedo-like, a Port Canaveral-record, 105 lbs. wahoo, from the Atlantic’s cool waters. The skies were grayish, and the temperatures hovered just above seventy degrees. The time was 1:38 PM and I’d just landed a 38-pound wahoo, supreme leader of all the mackerel family members, and next to me, Ric Hinman, smiling ear-to-ear had just lifted his biggest bull dolphin over Rebel Rouser’s starboard gunwale minutes earlier. The action was sizzling. The weather was average for January. The seas, a maybe two, sometimes three-foot ground swell was from the northeast.
Come winter people flock to Central Florida to visit Disney World, but also for its semi-tropical climate. They also visit because Florida’s the sportfishing capital of the world!
Why? Because of the diversity of gamefish visiting anglers find in our waters. Plus quite often you pick and choose between inshore, offshore or freshwater fishing here, year round. Central Florida provides nearly unlimited and free access to a wide variety of fishing opportunities.
Another bonus to fishing these Central Florida waters is the abundance of skilled and professional fishing guides and charter boat captains eagerly ready to accommodate visiting anglers. Over the past couple of decades, there have been a great number of International Game Fish Association World Records taken from central Florida’s salt and fresh waters by these captains /guides and their clients.
Do yourself a favor ASAP go fishing in Central Florida cause it’s good fer ya.