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5.21.2019 – 5.27.2019

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Indian river lagoon algae bloom

ALGAE IS COMING…

Ace Hardware Titusville takes bold action to reduce nutrient runoff in the lagoon over the upcoming fertilizer blackout period; we’re also giving away TWO $175 tourney entries for the FSFA’s 51st Annual Offshore Slam this week!

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LATEST FISHING REPORTS

The latest Brevard County area fishing reports covering our fisheries inshore, offshore, and everywhere in between on Florida’s Space Coast.

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See you in the Fall!
May 20, 2019

With Pompano season officially over, this will be my last report for a while. I want to start off by saying thank you to everybody who has tuned into Spacefish over the last year to read my surf fishing reports. We had a great pompano run this year and I look forward to an even better one next season!

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by Caleb Couture
Tradewinds Surf Fishing Charters, Pompano Riggs by Couture | (321) 271-1061

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An Unusual Run of Business
May 20, 2019

What an unusual run of business for me this past week. One day I took part in a two boat charter that was originally slated as a four boat trip; another day I filled in for Capt. Jim on a supposedly nearshore trip, and finally finished off with a Mosquito Lagoon charter with a couple of guys from Ohio.

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by Capt. Mark Wright
Florida East Coast Fishing Adventures | (321) 302-3474

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Bait Slow on the Beach
May 20, 2019

Kingfish action has improved along the beaches this week but the bait situation is still not what we had hoped for. Bait gathering each day has taken longer than it should. Once you get bait things start happening quickly though. Slow troll these on a wire stinger rig. Most of the kingfish are running 20-25 pounds right now. We’ve been finding a few schools of big jack crevalle south of Sebastian. They are not in good numbers yet, but the fish are all in the 20 to 35 pounds range. If you like a fight, these fish will bring it!

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by Capt. Jim Ross
Fine Line Fishing Charters | (321) 636-3728

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Sebastian Nearshore/Offshore
May 20, 2019

Things were all over the place last week! We had some high winds when they were supposed to be calm, and some calm days when it was supposed to be windy. Hit some nearshore reefs for Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Bonito and King Mackerel. Saw a few Cobia but couldn’t get them to eat. Along the beaches were schools of big jack crevalle and bluefish. Live bait was best for all but the jacks and bluefish. Inlet water is clean and the redfish bite has been a bit slow.

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by Capt. Glyn Austin
Going Coastal Charters | (321) 863-8085

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Ponce/New Smyrna
May 20, 2019

We’ve had a great mixed bag of fishing this week. The black drum bite has continued to be good. Any type of stinky bait fished on a jig-head will typically get them to eat. The lagoon has been loaded with jacks, ladyfish, blues and trout. We also started getting good numbers of tarpon ranging 30 pounds up to 100 pounds!

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by Capt. Mike Mann
Fat Fish Guide Service | (386) 295-5991

Welcome to the Jungle!
May 20, 2019

Ryan Wood ventures into the urban jungle of South Florida, searching for peacock bass in Lake Ida and Lake Osbourne.

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Full Moons
May 20, 2019

After checking the weather and moons, I decided to hold off on the fishing to later in the afternoon on Sat. Hit Wabasso and headed to the south point. Bait was everywhere, and I could see tails. Throwing a gold paddle tail on red jig I immediately hook up, I was thinking red, but was pleasantly surprised with an 18 inch snook.

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Plenty of Fish and Blue Water Shallower
May 19, 2019

It’s starting to get really good offshore with blue water in only 60-70ft. We got out Tuesday despite breezy west winds and storms south of the port. There were not any pogies off the beach, but we did see a few tarpon while trying. Unfortunately, the weather forced us further north and way shallower than where I think would have been the best bet. We still managed to get a few snake kings and the usual red snapper in 100ft. What you didn’t get to see was a mangrove and a big lane snapper.

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Fly Fishing the Flats
May 19, 2019

The weather is finally starting to stabilize and fish are stalking the shallows. This time of year can offer some of the best in sight fishing for a multitude of species in shallow water on fly. The transition from Winter’s cooler water temps and the warmer waters of Spring to
Summer’s patterns is starting to finally take place. There is no better time for big Trout and belly crawling shallow water Redfish for anglers who sight fish on fly. Water levels are still fairly low but clear water is still the key in the North Indian and Mosquito Lagoons. The early morning bite has been very productive using top water Gurglers, especially for Trout and Snook.

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by Alan Ryland
Florida Fly Co.

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Mosquito Lagoon — and Off to Alaska!
May 19, 2019

Fishing in the Orlando area and in the Mosquito Lagoon has ranged from good to excellent the past few weeks. The weather has been nice for the most part with exception of a few passing fronts. This past week we experienced exceptional adventures on both the Econ River near Orlando and the Mosquito Lagoon.

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by Capt. Tom Van Horn
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters | (407) 416-1187

Melbourne Beach
May 18, 2019

Went to Melbourne Beach Friday morning. Wasn’t expecting to much but I was pleasantly surprised. The tide was going out with little wind, the surf was pretty calm with no weeds except for the ones […]

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by Raider

Great Reef Fishing
May 16, 2019

This past week the fishing on the main reefs 100ft or less has been really good. We have been seeing a lot of mangrove snapper and some really nice mutton snappers up to 10 pounds. A few red and grey grouper in the mix but the current has been raging pretty good outside of a 100ft so we have continued to focus our effort a little shallower to keep tangles to a minimum.

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by Ocean Obsession II
| (321) 453-3474

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