2.5.2018 – 2.11.2018
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY
We’re giving away a boat load of tickets to for the Central FL Shootout Tournament & Boat Raffle over the next few months…
How about that Super Bowl? *Yawn…* If you tuned in to the big game, you were one of countless viewers that experienced all the exhilaration of a routine dental exam — one that lasted four hours and didn’t leave you with the satisfaction of a minty clean mouth. For that part, you’ll need to see Dr. Jasin Youmans DMD. We have been assured that his Melbourne dental office enforces a strict “NO MAROON 5” policy in the lobby waiting room.
Anyways, we wanted to do something special for all those who are undoubtedly tired of hearing about Tom Brady’s 6th ring, Bill Belichick’s breakfast cereal, and the Patriots’ visit to Disney World. We figured, what better time than now to freshen things up with some FRESHWATER content? This week, we’ve got an awesome story on American shad fishing on the St. Johns from Capt. Tom Van Horn, and also introduce a new featured freshwater contributor, Capt. Byron Hennecy, who reports on Stick Marsh and Lake Garcia…
If you want to improve your fishing game or are just looking for something to do, check out the upcoming seminars. Boaters Exchange is featuring Spacefish contributor Capt. Justin Ross this Tuesday. Next week, CFOA is hosting a rigging seminar and Capt. Scott Lum will be the featured speaker at the FSFA’s Front Street Park meeting at 6:30pm.
JOIN THE CLUB!
If you’re looking to expand your network of fishing buddies, hone your craft of sport fishing, promote local conservation efforts, and generally have a good time, you have to check out the Florida Sport Fishing Association (FSFA). The club hosts two monthly meetings — one on each end of the county. This month, Capt. Scott Lum of Outcast Fishing Charters will be the featured speaker at both events. Come on out and join us!
WHAT: FSFA South Chapter Meeting
WHERE: Front Street Park – Melbourne
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:30 PM
WHAT: FSFA North Chapter Meeting
WHERE: Brevard Veterans Center 400 S. Sykest Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island
WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30 PM
IN THIS WEEK’S REPORT…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
- Black Drum
- Spotted Seatrout
WEATHER OVERVIEW: Let’s face it, outside of this past Sunday the weather the previous ten days or so was complete nonsense! It got really cold a couple days and the wind just didn’t seem to want to leave. It may be typical for this time of the year but, come on man! This week will be much different. With temperatures in the low to mid 70’s throughout the week and low wind being predicted, this week is shaping up to be a good one. The wind will be down most of the week but it does pick back up Saturday and Sunday before dying back down again Monday. This should present many opportunities from inshore and offshore to the surf and jetties, so you should be able to get after it this week! Keep in mind we always like to hear how you are doing so join our Spacefish community and share your adventures with us.
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, Casey Cleary of Cocoa Beach — Casey, 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!
AMERICAN SHAD FISHING ON THE ST JOHNS RIVER
It’s a cold post-frontal January morning in east Central Florida. While launching my skiff in predawn darkness I can barely see the end my trailer as a heavy fog bank has settled in. Luckily, I know this part of the Saint Johns River like the back of my hand, so finding my intended fishing spot in zero visibility goes according to plan.
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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Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
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