5.22.2018 – 5.28.2018
CENTRAL FLORIDA’S BEST FISHING REPORT
Rain is NOT a good reason for not going out fishing this week. Lightning, however, is a pretty legit excuse…
When it rains it pours
Not to wear out Forest Gump with two references in three weeks, but the shoe just fits:
“One day it started raining, and it didn’t quit for four months. We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin’ rain, and big ol’ fat rain, rain that flew in sideways, and sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath.”
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We’ve seen all kinds of rain on the Space Coast lately, and we’re going to see plenty more of it over the next week. But don’t let the threat of getting wet stop you from bending your rod. The fish are biting so suit up and get out there — but first, be sure to check out this week’s report!
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LAND BASED SHARK FISHING
WHOLESOME PASTIME OR RECKLESS NUISANCE?
The popularity of land based shark fishing has skyrocketed in recent years and, consequently, this sporting activity has come into the crosshairs of public policy and state regulation. If you haven’t been following the news, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission met and addressed this subject only a few weeks ago, and all 19 speakers who publicly commented were unanimously against the practice of shark fishing from the beach. For a full recap on that meeting, check out Ed Killer’s story in the TCPalm.
It seems apparent that more strict regulations for this activity are coming. What they are and how they are implemented, exactly, remains anyone’s guess. As both sportsmen and passionate conservationists, we can only hope that any pending regulatory policy considers an objective viewpoint that takes into account the health of shark populations, the well-being of the beach going public, in addition to the rights and contributions of land based shark anglers. It is this viewpoint and more that Ryan Wood discusses in his latest article on the controversy surrounding land based shark fishing. Read the story, and be encouraged to weigh-in on the discussion.
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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Here’s an index of the species with the hottest or otherwise most notable bite on Central Florida’s East Coast this week.
ON THE RADAR: When the weeds on the beach clear, it will be just about primetime for targeting some big daddy snook in the surf. If you can find a window to get offshore, the bite has been reportedly great for dolphin, kingfish, and grouper.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
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