2.12.2018 – 2.18.2018
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY
Who says fishing can’t be romantic? Not Capt. Alex Hughey, that’s for sure!
February 14th is, without question, the day of the calendar year most adverse to planned fishing activity. For those in a committed relationship, it’s essentially the single annual date affixed with a “no fishing” guarantee. With the fishing slow over the past few weeks, and fate being ever so cruel, we’re bound to see the bite explode on Thursday… well, if not the bite, your significant other’s raging fury. Either way, IT’S ON!
IN THIS WEEK’S REPORT…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
- Black Drum
- Spotted Seatrout
WEATHER OVERVIEW: In typical Florida fashion this time of year we can expect our weather to bounce around this week. As we start the week we will be experiencing a south wind which will bring warmer temperatures. Wednesday the wind shifts out of the north and we will experience our next cool front with high temps in the mid 60’s. Thursday the wind should shift out of the east with temperatures rising as we move into the weekend where we should experience west winds and high temps in low to mid 70’s. So south, north, east and west in that order. However, outside of Wednesday, it doesn’t appear the winds will be ruthless so there should be plenty of opportunities to fish the lagoon, inlets, surf, lakes and near-shore coastal waters. There may be some offshore options as well but just use caution and check the weather twice before going offshore.
Click here to check out the forecast from the National Weather Service.
FLY FISHING FILM TOUR
The 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Melbourne on February 24th. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here or in person at Harry Goode’s Outdoor Shop in Melbourne. The event is at the Premier Theaters Oaks 10 and admission includes 2 hours of films, hors d’oeuvres by Hemingway’s Tavern and FREE BEER during intermission along with plenty of great raffle items. All proceeds benefit AFC’s youth educational programs.
FISHING CLUB MEETINGS
The first FSFA club meeting of 2019 is today (Tuesday) at 6:30pm at Front Street Civic Center across from Harry Goode’s in downtown Melbourne. International Record holder and renowned local guide, Capt. Scott Lum, will be the featured speaker. Come on out and join us — but if you can’t make it this time, you’ll have another opportunity to learn from Capt. Scott Lum at the FSFA’s North Chapter meeting later this month.
For the past year, we’ve drawn an email subscriber every week to win a $20 gift card to Strike-Zone Fishing. This giveaway is going on a temporary hiatus while we instead dole out tickets to the 2019 Central Florida Shootout. Each ticket is good for tourney admission in addition to entry in the grand prize raffle to win a $60,000 new boat. Congrats to this week’s winner, Jared Rocque of Melbourne — Jared, please email us within 7 days to claim your prize.
Over the next eight weeks we’ll be providing readers new ways to win Shootout tickets, in addition to being randomly drawn from our email subscriber list (click here to subscribe), so stay tuned!
In every week’s Spacefish fishing report, we turn to both fishing pros and average joe’s for input on what’s happening in and around Brevard County’s many fisheries. Check out what people are saying about the bite in the Space Coast this week:
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