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Old 05-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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I was wondering if there was anything going on at the Mighty O. New to fishing the wrecks.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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that is a place that there is always something going on, depends on what you want to do.

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
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As I mentioned, I am new to the wreck fishing off Pensacola. What is going on there now? What is being caught? On what? How? Also, is monofilament best for wreck fishing rather than braid?

Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:31 AM   #4
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https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...iskany-117143/
hope this helps.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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If you look at the reports you should see types of fish being caught
triggers
Mingo's
amberjacks
some kings

type depends on what bait is used and how you fish
People that troll catch other types
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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What would you use to catch Mingo and Amberjack, and would you just drop it to the bottom or troll?
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If you plan on doing any anchoring and do not have a wreck or a break-a-way anchor; if your anchor drags due to not having enough scope out and gets hung into the wreck; just don't do what those NFL and college football players did a couple years ago in South Florida; and try to power off the anchor by tying the anchor rope to the transom. Because only 1 out of 5 survived that costly mistake.

Now about the Oriskany; it sits in a north/south direction, so passing over it in an east/west or west/east direction will help finding the bow, stern, and the bridge. If the AJ's are deeper in the water column and you don't have a downrigger; then your probably going to need to bottom fish to get their attention. As far as how deep to drop your lines will be dependent on where in the water column fish are holding around the Oriskany.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:55 PM   #8
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thanks!

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Larger fish and larger schools of fish are usually found around the bow and stern. The tower gets most of the diver traffic, so lots of the fish move off to the quieter ends. You can find fish in the middle, but weekends are busy there.
Post above has info on orientation, so running the structure on your bottom finder makes finding the ends easy. Live boating works best, as anchoring/hooking is tricky and can cost you your anchor.
It's a big boat, so don't be afraid to work it.
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