2.26.2018 – 3.4.2018
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY
A dolphin for every man, woman and child with Fired Up Charters out of Port Canaveral!
WHAT THE MUCK?
As you probably already know, Brevard County commissioners recently rejected the lagoon funding plan proposed by the Citizen Oversight Committee, citing too much money allocated towards muck removal projects. While Brevard residents overwhelmingly support the half-percent sales tax for lagoon restoration, opinions on how this money is best spent could not be more divided. Why are efforts focussed more on muck removal then infrastructure? Why not just flush the lagoon? Are new septic systems still really being installed? How are the lagoon restoration funds being spent and why?
Everyone has questions. To be sure, it’s a complex situation that carries high stakes; one for which personal emotions often run high. Fortunately, there’s a great opportunity TODAY to get answers from the myriad local organizations, institutions, and individuals that have been working hard to help effectively guide restoration efforts. This free forum, “Straight Talk: Sewage Systems, Septics and Muck in Our Lagoon,” is hosted by Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition, Marine Resources Counsel and FIT, on February 26th from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Gleason Performing Arts Center. Learn more on the event Facebook page here.
Red Tide Free!
There’s positive news on another ecological front — FWC reports that Karenia Brevis algae was not present in ANY water samples collected around the state this past week. This is the first time all of Florida’s water samples tested red tide free since September of 2017!
IN THIS WEEK’S FORECAST…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
- Black Drum
WEATHER OVERVIEW: The latest cool front is upon us, bringing high winds and a small craft advisory in effect until today; however, these conditions will be short lived. The rest of the week is shaping up pretty nicely with low wind and temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s. It looks like Thursday, Friday and Saturday will offer up ideal conditions if wanting to venture offshore. The wind will start to pick up Sunday and remain in high force through the majority of the following week, so take advantage of this week’s weather and get out there and fish if you can.
Click here to check out the forecast from the National Weather Service.
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, Jeffrey Suazo of Palm Bay — Jeffrey, 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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FISHING CLUB MEETINGS
The FSFA North Chapter club meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 6:30pm at Brevard Veterans Center 400 S. Sykest Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island. International Record holder and renowned local guide, Capt. Scott Lum, will be the featured speaker. Come on out and join us!
CFFW MARINE FLEA MARKET
The CFFW 22nd Annual Marine Flea Market is March 30th – 31st from 8:00am to 4:00pm at Harbortown Marina in Merritt Island, FL. Central Florida’s LARGEST marine flea market offers free admission, free parking, and something for everyone! Don’t miss out!
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
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