Canyons, Ledges, Rocks, and Shoals

Fishing Status has 42653 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 3/28/2017 • Views (28373)
Victors Ledge

By Seamus on 6/29/2017 • Views (24787)

By xfernal on 3/8/2022 • Views (19718)
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 (16788)
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 Seamus on 8/11/2021 • Views (14613)
Lot's of Black Seabass. A stray Grouper or ARS (Red Snapper) may take your line. Cobia, Amberjacks are frequent. And freeline for King Mackeral and Barracuda is . popular. 1 buoy marks reef  12.5 nm from Charleston Harbor south jetty. Reef Buoy 32 33.147, 79 40.249 240' Barge 32 33.354, 79 40.299 Concrete Reef Balls 32 33.251, 79...

By xfernal on 12/8/2020 • Views (14274)
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 1/1/2021 • Views (11388)
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 1/15/2017 • Views (10805)
Good grouper and snapper fishing on this ledge,

By Seamus on 1/25/2022 • Views (10645)
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. Great Blackfin Tuna fishing in May, June, and July. Good Dolphinfish in May and June. 

By Seamus on 3/23/2022 • Views (10022)
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 Seamus on 9/7/2015 • Views (10008)
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 12/21/2020 • Views (9655)
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 xfernal on 2/6/2017 • Views (9384)
Decent ledge that will hold fish.

By xfernal on 8/13/2021 • Views (9361)
Soquel Hole 36.52.00 / 121.57.00 Popular King Salmon and Silver Salmon hole for trolling and drifting. 

By Seamus on 11/10/2021 • Views (8752)
The Trysler Grounds consist of natural hard/live bottom and streches across a large area. 

By Seamus on 8/11/2021 • Views (8181)
An area of live bottom with coral, rocks, and vegetation supporting many species of fishm including Red Snapper, Triggeirfish, Black Seabass, Vermilion Snapper, Gag Grouper, Scamps, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Greater Amberjack, Mahi and Wahoo. Productive fishing can be had via bottom fishing as well as trolling for pelagics. 

By Sam on 12/6/2015 • Views (7893)
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 5/6/2014 • Views (7776)

By xfernal on 4/21/2023 • Views (7491)
600' deep and a good place for deep drops.

By Seamus on 3/16/2017 • Views (7405)
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...

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By xfernal on 1/20/2024 • Views (97)
This spot is the center of a ledge that runs for at least half a mile. The eighth of a mile or so to the east northeast and west southwest of this spot holds Golden Tilefish. I suspect there is more in the area. 

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