3.24.2020 – 3.31.2020
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY
If you’re looking for a fishing trip, Capt. Jim Ross is among the many local guides that have openings due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
It’s official, we are navigating uncharted waters. The COVID-19 virus has the entire country upside-down. Every news outlet is gloom and doom, the DOW is down over 10,000 points in two weeks, bars and restaurants have been closed throughout the state except for takeout options, and many have been quarantined throughout the county. Make no mistake, this is unsettling and we have to take the necessary precautions to beat this nasty virus. Bottom line, we are going to need each other despite taking these precautions such as the much discussed and debated practice of “Social Distancing.”
With that being said, one of the things to truly admire about our fishing community is the loyalty between anglers and the local businesses that serve them. We need each other now more than ever. It’s time to “Shop Local!” Many of our local charter captains have openings since some of their seasonal clients are not traveling to the area at this time. Book a trip with a professional and spend a day out on the water catching quality fish and making great memories. Most restaurants are offering take out options, put it to use. Grab something for lunch or dinner for the family. Bait & tackle shops are open and want to help get you stocked up for your next fishing trip. If you plan making a purchase, please think about our local businesses as a first option. We are all grateful for your business!
IN THIS WEEK’S FORECAST…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
WEATHER OVERVIEW: The wind will be up some from last week and will also be out of the SE for most of this week. Wednesday, it will shift out of the WSW before shifting out of the N on Thursday, but returns from the SE by Friday and through the weekend. High temps this weeks will fluctuate from the mid to high 80’s, but it should feel hotter. Brevard County boat ramps currently remain open so take advantage because they have been closed in other counties throughout the state. All state parks have also been closed. Currently, you can walk or ride a bike to the beach, but you are not supposed to park at the beach. With the landscape changing daily due to COVID-19, get out and take advantage of what we have available to us at this time here on the Space Coast.
Click here to check out the marine forecast from the National Weather Service.
Win A FREE Trip with Jim Ross!
In celebration of 40 years of servicing Brevard County, Sunstate Pest Management is giving away a FREE flats/inshore fishing trip guided by the legendary Capt. Jim Ross of Fineline Fishing Charters. The five hour trip includes one to two anglers and can be redeemed within one year of winning the prize.
The winner will be randomly selected from all entries and announced in the weekly forecast on April 7, 2020. Click here to read the the full terms and conditions for contest entry. Enter the contest by registering below. Good luck, but most importantly, whether you’ve got a pest problem or are just looking for a preventative pest management solution, pick up the phone and call the amazing people of Sunstate Pest at 1-800-781-PEST (7378)!
WEEKLY STRIKE-ZONE GIVEAWAY
Every week, we randomly draw a name from our email subscriber list to award a $20 Strike-Zone Fishing Gift Card. Congrats to this week’s winner, Kent Castro of Melbourne — Kent, please email us within 7 days to claim your prize. For everyone else, if you’re not already a subscriber, click here to enter the weekly giveaway!
In every week’s Spacefish fishing forecast, we turn to both fishing pros and average joe’s for input on what’s happening in and around Brevard County’s many fisheries. Here’s what people are saying about the bite in the Space Coast this week. And don’t forget — anyone — including YOU, can contribute a report to the list below!
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CFFW’s 23rd Annual Marine Flea Market
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Central Florida’s BIGGEST marine flea market, originally scheduled for April 4th & 5th, at Harbortown Marina in Merritt Island, has been CANCELLED. The event will return next year.
Palm Beach Boat Show
It’s boat show season — and up next is the Palm Beach International Boat Show from March 26th – 29th. If you’re going, be sure to check out the latest boats from Falcon Marine. These sleek cats are changing the game and are manufactured locally right here in Titusville, FL.
Palm Coast Songwriters Festival
You’ve heard the songs, now hear the stories. Join songwriters from across the country as they share the stories behind some of the most popular songs on the radio today. For the 2020 festival (April 30th – May 3rd), more than 25 artists will be performing. This 4-day event allows the audience to go ‘behind the curtain’ and see the faces, and hear the songs and stories behind some of the most popular songs of yesteryear and playing on the radio today. These artists will be performing their hits for festival attendees. Learn more here.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
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