Spacefish Report: Brevard County’s Premier Fishing Report and Outdoor Community 2018-05-22T03:52:30+00:00

SPACEFISH REPORT

5.22.2018 – 5.28.2018

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Space Coast Fishing Report: 5.22.2018 - 5.28.2018

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.”

the rain continues...

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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?

Ryan Wood discusses the recent controversy surrounding land based shark fishing

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.

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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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Everything is Biting Offshore
May 21, 2018

Everything is Biting Offshore

We only made it offshore two days due to the weather but it’s hot out there right now. Everything seems to be biting. We are getting Amberjack’s fairly deep, grouper in 150’, kingfish on the reef and Mahi on the troll.

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

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Good Sight Fishing
May 21, 2018

Good Sight Fishing

With all of the rain, the water in the lagoon is high but has remained clear which has allowed for some outstanding sight fishing this week. On overcast days the trout bite has been on fire using either croakers, pigfish or topwater plugs like the skitter walk.

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

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Snook and Tarpon in Sebastian River
May 21, 2018

Snook and Tarpon in Sebastian River

The rain has made it tough to fish but for those that have ventured out we are seeing big snook and tarpon in the Sebastian River. The black drum bite has remained strong around the docks as well.

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by Masterbaiters Bait & Tackle
Masterbaiters Bait & Tackle | (321) 674-2060

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Good Action in the Grand Canal
May 21, 2018

Good Action in the Grand Canal

The Grand Canal has been hot with reports of slots reds, small snook and mangrove snapper. Fish live shrimp up against the mangroves for your best action. At Mather’s Bridge the mangrove snapper have been pretty consistent as well.

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by MOB
Man Overboard Bait & Tackle | (321) 777-8860

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Yep, It’s Still Raining
May 21, 2018

Yep, It’s Still Raining

Well, with the rain there is not much to report… We still have big black drum and big reds being caught in Haulover Canal — use live blue crabs. Our shrimping has gotten better in Titusville.

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by Capt. Hooks Bait & Tackle
Capt. Hooks Bait & Tackle | (321) 268-4646

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Ready for Beach Snook
May 21, 2018

Ready for Beach Snook

I can’t believe it’s this time of year again already! Hopefully these weeds will clear out and we will be targeting snook on the beach.

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by Black Dog Bait & Tackle
Black Dog Bait & Tackle | (321) 725-1200

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Despite Rain, Water Remaining Clear
May 19, 2018

Despite Rain, Water Remaining Clear

The weather wasn’t the best this week as we had to cancel a few trips but we managed to get out a few days. Despite all the rain, the water inside the lagoon remained clear.

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

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Topwater Tony Goes Soft
May 19, 2018

Topwater Tony Goes Soft

I seldom fish on a charter unless asked OR when I’m fishing with Tony (Mr. Top-water). Tony is on a mission to catch a 10 pound spotted seatrout and to make things more challenging he uses Skitterwalk plugs almost exclusively.

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

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SPECIES INDEX

Here’s an index of the species with the hottest or otherwise most notable bite on Central Florida’s East Coast this week.

Shrimp Fishing

Shrimp

Enjoy the peak of Brevard's way-too-short peak of shrimping while you can, even if it means getting a little wet out there.
Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon

Rapid creek flow from all the rain has made for some nice backwater action with Juvenile tarpon. Meanwhile, the bigger ones are showing up in Sebastian River, Inlet, and off the beach!
Seatrout Fishing

Seatrout

On overcast days the trout bite has been on fire. Try using croakers, pigfish or topwater plugs like the skitter walk.
Redfish Fishing

Redfish

Like seatrout, the redfish are active and chasing the bait pods throughout the lagoons.

fish on the radar

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.

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Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.

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