4.9.2019 – 4.15.2019
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY
Candace Corbin credits Capt. Shaun for putting her on this beautiful dolphin on an offshore trip out of Port Canaveral.
The Spacefish team is still struggling to correctly record the date as 201819 and here we are smack in the middle of Spring with the year already a third of the way over. With each passing day getting hotter and hotter, it’ll be Summer in no time. Summer is an awesome time of year here — there’s a lot to look forward to, like awesome fishing, summer vacation, fireworks, days on the boat and at the beach, and the list goes on. However, summer is not all bikinis, beer, and hotdogs in Central Florida. There’s also bugs. Lots and lots of bugs. Biting bugs, flying bugs, crawling bugs. Some that do all three. Some you can’t see, others you probably wish that you couldn’t.
Dealing with these pests is undoubtedly the worst part of the summer, and sometimes, there’s just no control over it. For instance, spend a windless, summer night at Sebastian Inlet and you better be wearing a hazmat suit if you want to get out of there alive. Some pest problems, however, can easily be eliminated or avoided altogether, like the flea and tick invasion of your lawn, or the endless barrage of sugar ants seeping through your kitchen walls. These pest issues can really put a damper on your summer plans, but you don’t have to let them. Just call Sunstate Pest Management at 1-800-781-PEST (7378). Sunstate has been servicing Central Florida since 1980, and let us tell you, there’s no better man than business owner and operator, Steve Goff. Even if you don’t currently have an issue with bugs, just remember — THIS IS FLORIDA — it’s only a matter of time. There’s no company better suited to protect your prospects of a pest-free summer, so call Sunstate today and tell them Spacefish sent you!
FISHING CLUB MEETINGS
The FSFA South Chapter club meeting is today (Tuesday, April 9th) at 6:30pm at Front Street Civic Center across from Harry Goode’s in downtown Melbourne. Capt. Shane Trottier is the featured speaker and will be talking about fishing Sebastian Inlet. Come on out and join us — food and soft drinks will be available for a donation.
IN THIS WEEK’S FORECAST…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
- Black Drum
WEATHER OVERVIEW: Alright, its official — we are starting to see the temperature climb. We are looking forward to a week of high temperatures in the low 80s. Today, the weather is not so hot with potential thunderstorms coming through but the rest of the week looks pretty darn good. Wednesday will bring the lowest winds this week but up until Sunday when the wind picks up a little you should be able to target just about whatever is on your list. This past week when the weather allowed, we had solid catches of dolphin, kingfish and cobia in our offshore and nearshore waters. The trout bite in the lagoon has remained solid as well. There will be plenty to fish for this week so get out there and make it happen, captain!
Click here to check out the forecast from the National Weather Service.
TARGETING SPRING TROUT
BY PAUL MACINNIS
It’s seatrout spawning time and that bite is really heating up. Paul MacInnis offers some great tips for targeting Space Coast seatrout during this time of year. Although originally published last year, Paul’s advice remains on point!
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, John Ratkowski of Melbourne Beach — John, 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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Spacefish will be covering many awesome tournaments this season, some brand new, others as old as time. The coolest thing is that there’s a tournament for everybody, regardless of skill level, boat ownership (or lack thereof), or fishing style. Whether you’re a gunner vying for a big pay day, or just a casual angler looking for some friendly competition, get ready to slap on the war paint to battle some fish and have some fun! Check out the full run of tourney events that we’re covering on our 2019 TOURNAMENT CENTRAL page.
Otherside Invitational – April 12 – 14
Saltwater Classic – May 3 – 4
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
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