Canyons, Ledges, Rocks, and Shoals

Fishing Status has 37300 Banks, Canyons, Humps, Ledges, Rocks, Seamounts, Shoals, and Trenches in the database. Providing cover and shelter to many different species of fish, ledges , rocks, and other rocky or hilly structure are fish magnets that many call home.

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By xfernal on 12/28/2020 • Views (18216)
280 Rocks at this point is 348 feet deep. There are ledges and rocks in this area and the Gulf Stream pushes up bait and fish from the deep. This area is one of the most popular tuna fishing areas off Hatteras and is known to hold Yellowfin much of the year.

By Seamus on 4/14/2017 • Views (13317)
The Betsy Ross Reef is about 20 miles out of the Port Royal Sound. Many species of fish hang out here, including Red snapper, black sea bass, grouper, barracuda, king mackerel, and Spanish mackerel. A 430-foot liberty ship named Betsy Ross is the highlight of the reef. It is the largest single piece of artificial-reef structure off the South C...

By xfernal on 12/8/2020 • Views (8348)
Good Snowy Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, and Speckled Hind fishing on Push Button Hill. The South and East side holds more Snowy Grouper.  This is also a great place to troll for Dolphinfish, Tuna, and Wahoo. 

By Seamus on 9/7/2015 • Views (7690)
The Mackerel Bank is a hump and bank in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. It sits just offshore to the East of San Clemente Island. The highest point of this bank is Emory Knoll which is 1920 feet deep. The base of the hump sits in over 3600 feet of water.  This area has been well known to frequently hold Mackerel, a favorite bait of Bluefi...

By Seamus on 2/19/2021 • Views (7009)
The Rock Pile, is probably the most famous fishing spot off Hatteras and South of The Point. A ridge of rocky structure in 180 feet of water that runs from the Southwest to the Northeast is frequently the area that many fish are caught. Billfish are frequently caught, as well as Wahoo and some tuna. Many boats start their day in this area while w...

By Sam on 12/6/2015 • Views (6927)
Midnight Lump is 21 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River at Southwest Pass. The top of the lump is 206 feet deep and the base is at a depth of about 360 feet. This is a popular spot for Wahoo and Tuna. 

By Seamus on 12/21/2020 • Views (6761)
Artificial Reef that holds good Black Drum and Flounder. The Black Drum are thick here in the Spring some times.    In 2017 parts of the old Lesner bridge were added.   

By Seamus on 2/18/2021 • Views (6571)
This 409 Hump is a large seamount that rises within 409 feet of the surface. It is a good place for bottom fish/deep drop, drifting/live baiting, trolling, and vertical jigging. Greay Blackfin Tuna fishing in May, June, and July. Good Dolphinfish in May and June. 

By Seamus on 1/1/2021 • Views (6548)
Name PASCO REEF #4 County PASCO Depth (in feet) 27 Relief (in feet) 8 Description "272 PIECES OF CONCRETE 1RST OF TWO LOADS" Date of Deployment June 3 1998 Primary Material CONCRETE CULVERTS Tonnage 317 Coordinates 28.37096667, -82.94998333

By xfernal on 12/31/2012 • Views (6602)
Soquel Hole 36.52.00 / 121.57.00

By Seamus on 5/6/2014 • Views (6318)

By Seamus on 3/16/2017 • Views (5997)
In the early 1960s, "Texas Tower" lighthouses were erected at six offshore sites on the East coast. Diamond Shoals was the second to last to be built, and was activated in 1966; it was automated in 1977. The unmanned lighthouse suffered significant damage from Hurricane Fran in 1996, and the catwalks were subsequently found to be so rotten that t...

By Seamus on 3/1/2021 • Views (5678)
The Trysler Grounds consist of natural hard/live bottom and streches across a large area. 

By Seamus on 3/21/2021 • Views (5527)
Good ledge/drop off to 20 meters that holds nice Snapper.

By xfernal on 3/1/2021 • Views (5119)
600' deep and a good place for deep drops.

By Seamus on 3/21/2021 • Views (4991)
Very good Snapper close to Edithburg.

By Seamus on 4/13/2011 • Views (4954)
Name PAVILION KEY 6 MILE REEF County COLLIER Depth (in feet) 18 Relief (in feet) 0 Description LOWERED BY CRANE TO THE BOTTOM (NOT LOCATED 12/01) Date of Deployment April 28 1989 Primary Material CONCRETE CULVERTS Tonnage 0 Coordinates 25.68833333, -81.46666667

By Seamus on 3/20/2011 • Views (4763)
33.8755 -78.2255

By xfernal on 4/15/2017 • Views (4750)
This is a good place for bottom fishing as well as trolling for billfish and yellowfin tuna.

By Seamus on 4/14/2015 • Views (4740)
Nice ledges and drops in this area that holds fish year round.

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By xfernal on 7/28/2021 • Views (14)
This bridge is on private property. We rented the little red cabin on th property and I was delighted to find lots of rainbow trout in the creek. This bridge is the most productive spot on the property, but I marked the other couple of places I also found trout. At night there are lights under the bridge and I watched trout feed on flie...

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