I sure hope everyone survived winter in Florida last week!
With surf fishing weather finally making its way around last week, I was able to hook up on a few fish but had to battle out the wind, rain and cold! We should have improving conditions as we move into the early week. Wind starts back up this weekend, then should get good again early next week! Anglers are still catching Pompano, Whiting, Spanish Mackerel, croakers, red fish and Big Black drum from the surf! Most species are being caught on live or blanched sand fleas as well as clam and shrimp! We will continue to catch Pompano off our beaches well into late April.
I’m putting on a Surf Fishing Tournament hosted by Strike Zone, March 30 & 31st. And the weigh in will be held from 1-3pm at Strike Zone, Melbourne! There is (3) divisions to fish in and $30 gets you signed up for all of them! The divisions for the 1st Annual Pompano Surf Fishing Derby presented by Pompano Riggs by Couture will be Biggest Pompano, Biggest Whiting and Biggest Trash Fish, plus the Jr. Anglers Division ( 12 & U )! We’ll have great prizes as well as cash pay out for first place anglers! If you’re interested in more information about the tournament you can head to the official facebook page, or alternatively, head into Strike Zone and sign up! Remember, part of the proceeds of this event will go towards Maddie Goode and the Goode family and helping fight her battle with leukemia! I look forward to seeing everyone come out as a community and show support for such an amazing family!