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7.16.2019 – 7.22.2019

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Atlantic Red Snapper Season 2019

This guy fished with Capt. Alex Gorichky of Local Lines Charters this weekend, and you probably won’t hear him complaining about the one-fish limit…

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The first weekend of #SNAPPENING2019 is in the books and, to the surprise of absolutely no one, anglers that braved the crowds went out and hit their ONE fish limit withoout a hitch… GET READY FOR ROUND #2!

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Seeing Lots of Bulls!
July 18, 2019

What a week of fishing! I was able to dodge the red snapper zoo and I couldn’t have been happier! July in general has been a pretty great month but the last few weeks I have been seeing a lot more bull redfish than expected for this time of the year which is a great sign for the months to come!

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by Capt. Alex Hughey
All Water Adventures | (321) 795-8566

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Snapper Seize’n!
July 17, 2019

This week is all about the “endangered” red snapper! So far this has been the easiest season that we have had. They have been on almost every piece of ledge from the 90 out to the 240 stuff. Not only have the reds been abundant they’ve been hungry! Live bait or dead bait hasn’t mattered, but generally the bigger the bait the bigger the fish. Live pinfish and pilchards have been the bait of choice for us this week with frozen sardines catching their fair share as well. An 8 foot 60-80 leader on a sliding sinker rig has been doing the trick.

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by Capt. Justin Ambrosio
Filet Show Fishing Charters | (321) 693-4918

Limited on Red Snapper as Expected
July 16, 2019

Catching our red snapper was not a problem and we got some big mangrove snapper in the mix. We struck out on tarpon off the beach Wednesday but that was a good thing because we changed our tactic for red snapper completely. Nearshore tarpon fishing still will be good anytime the water is above 76 or so. Nothing major is happening with cobia, but be ready while snapper fishing.

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What’s this?
July 16, 2019

Caught two of these last night at Melbourne Beach. There full of teeth 😬 I thought maybe a Barracuda or Mackerel?

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by Raider

Melbourne Beach Pier
July 16, 2019

On Monday (yesterday), I was fishing with live pin fish off the Melbourne Beach Pier and I hooked a red that was about 20-25 pounds. After a great fight the line broke trying to pull him up to the pier. Best fish ever. Lol

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Hitting Limits is a SNAP!
July 15, 2019

This week was terrible, hardly any snapper anywhere. All we could catch was grouper. Could this season get any worse? lol. Really, though, it’s been great fishing. The boats left at 7am and were limited out by 9am, which included the hour-long ride out there. Plus, all the fish were slobs. It’s an absolute joke, but hey, it’s hard to complain; the fishing was great, as was the weather. After our snapper we tried for the grouper but not a ton of luck in that department. We did manage a few, but nothing crazy. The bottom is pretty cold.

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by Capt. Chris Cameron
Fired Up Charters | (407) 222-3573

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Sweaty and Ready (to Fish!)
July 15, 2019

Another hot week of humidity and sweat as we try our best to find some shady spot where the fish are hanging out! Lagoon fishing has been producing with an above average bite, surprisingly. Although, lots of the activity is coming from undersized fish, particularly the trout out there. You can catch all you want of them, but you can’t take them with you!

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by Capt. Bonnie Roberts
Treasure Coast Marina | (321) 733-3390

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Testing New Lures
July 15, 2019

This past week has been a hectic one for us here at Fineline Fishing Charters. Between getting anglers out for fishing charters and running back and forth between the coast and Orlando three days to attend ICAST, captain Justin and I have been busy.

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

Snapperpalooza
July 15, 2019

DAY 1 (7-12-2019): Generally, the bites were more frequent earlier in the morning & really slowed down by 11:30. Also, the livebait kept the smaller ones off the hook.

DAY 2 (7-13-2019): Out of Port Canaveral; again, the morning bite with livebait was the winning combination.

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BIG TARPON OFF SATELLITE BEACH
July 14, 2019

Multiple LARGE tarpon were slamming everything at Satellite Beach today. I even had them steal small catches off my pompano rigs before I could get them in. TWICE they took off and went aerial with my rigs! I had two chances free lining baits within 10 feet of the water line. Unfortunately both times I couldn’t get a hook up. Other catches included ladyfish and a mystery (to me) fish. Looks like a sheepshead without the stripes?

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Bringing Bait to the Beach
July 14, 2019

It’s been another good week on the beach. The bait pods holding tarpon, sharks, mackerel, bluefish, a few snook, and silver trout, too. Live Greenies have been excellent baits if you can find them, but we are getting our fair share of fish on Storm Coastal series jerk baits and shrimp rigged on a 1/2 ounce VMC jighead. We’ve been netting greenies from the river around the boat ramps and in the channel, then bringing the bait to the beaches with us in case we can’t find any bait pods to fish. Most of the fish we’ve been finding are roaming the waters from Melbourne beach south to Sebastian Inlet.

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

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Trolling on the Beach
July 14, 2019

On the beach, the kingfish bite has been great trolling Rapala plugs or silver spoons. The trout bite in the lagoon is much of the same from last week. We are seeing a good number of fish, the “go to” bait being live pigfish. We are really starting to see more tarpon in the river, as well.

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

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SHARK FISHING REGULATIONS

Kayak Fishing for Tarpon off the Beach

Paul MacInnis discusses the new shore-based shark fishing regulations, which he calls the biggest regulatory change he’s seen in his 30 years of fishing the Space Coast.

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KINGS OF A DIFFERENT COURT

Kayak Fishing for Kings off the Beach

Capt. Alex Gorichky talks us through targeting kingfish from beach-launched kayaks over the Space Coast summer season.

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