5.7.2019 – 5.13.2019
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY
The Central Florida Shootout is THIS weekend, which means one lucky angler is soon to bring home a brand new, completely decked-out, NauticStar Bay Boat valued at $60,000!
PEW PEW PEW!
Guns will be blazing this weekend as the Central Florida Shootout kicks off its 8th Annual Tournament with the Captains Party at Melbourne Auditorium on Friday at 5:30pm. There’s tons of raffles, food, beverages (including those of the adult variety), loads of vendors, and most importantly, Spacefish will be in the building, so be sure to stop by and say “hi!”
If you’re unfamiliar with the Shootout, here’s a few reasons why it is a uniquely awesome event: (1) The tournament has categories for both inshore and offshore fishing; (2) there’s weigh-ins on both ends of the county (North: Sunrise Marina, South: Capt. Hiram’s), and (3) coolest of all, the $50 tournament entry doubles as a grand prize raffle ticket in a drawing for a brand new $60,000 boat. The drawing is held a week after the fishing at Grills Riverside.
You may be thinking, “There’s just NO WAY I’ll win this bad ass boat,” and you may be right. BUT, interestingly enough, if you did win it, you wouldn’t be the first humble Spacefish reader to bring home the Shootout’s big prize. That would be last year’s winner, who is known to contribute fishing reports from time to time (it’s been a while, John, better step your game up!).
Fish the tournament this Saturday and you might win some cash, and you might even bring home a new boat. You never know unless you go, and you gotta be in it to win it, so get locked and loaded for the Shootout this weekend!
IN THIS WEEK’S FORECAST…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
WEATHER OVERVIEW: We’re thick in the middle of tournament season and all eyes are on the weekend weather forecast. Nobody wants to fork out cash to get roughed-up and not catch any fish, after all. The weather cooperated last weekend for the Saltwater Classic and anglers slammed the scales. With any luck, conditions will setup similarly for the Shootout this Saturday. Currently, early indicators look promising for some good fishing!
Click here to check out the forecast from the National Weather Service.
Spacefish will be giving away EIGHT free Central Florida Shootout tickets at our table at the Shootout Captain’s Party on Friday, May 10th, at the Melbourne Auditorium. The tickets will be awarded to the first eight registered Spacefish members that come to our table and introduce themselves. If you’re not already a member, you can click here to sign up for free. To be eligible, you must have registered as a member before the event’s start at 5:30pm Friday. We will verify membership via username or email. The earlier you arrive, the better your odds of winning. We look forward to seeing you there!
This is the final week that we’re giving away tickets to the 2019 Central Florida Shootout. Congrats to this week’s winner, John Hanley of Melbourne — John, please email us within 7 days to claim your prize.
Starting next Tuesday, we’ll be giving away $20 gift cards to Strike-Zone Fishing every week. If you’re not already a subscriber, click here to enter our weekly giveaway!
FULL MOUNTY GIVEAWAY
The FULL MOUNTY giveaway is back! One winner will be randomly drawn on June 3rd, 2019, to win a 33″ full mount dolphin replica from Mount This Fish Company. Enter the contest below!
CONTEST ENTRY FORM
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:
Share your latest fishing trip with the Spacefish community! Login or create an account to participate!
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.
Central FL Shootout – May 10 – 11
CFOA Offshore Tournament May 19
FSFA Offshore Slam May 31 – June 1
Boaters Exchange Seminar
This month’s Boaters Exchange Fishing Seminar will feature Capt. Rodney Smith, who will talk about making catching easy. Rodney is a local legend and you don’t want to miss this one! It’s May 7th at 6pm at Boaters Exchange in Rockledge.
FISHING CLUB MEETINGS
The FSFA club is holding a rigging seminar for their South Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30pm at Front Street Civic Center across from Harry Goode’s in downtown Melbourne. The rigging seminar will feature an assortment of local experts, covering topics for inshore and offshore, rod and reel maintenance, knots, and more!
The North Chapter meeting on May 28 at Brevard Veterans Center will feature Charlie Levine, who will be speaking on how to read sea surface temperature and chloorophyll charts. Charlie is a lifelong angler and is currently the editor and publisher of Fishtrack.com and buoyweather.com, as well as a contributing writer to several publications.
SeaDek Golf Tournament
SeaDek is holding its annual Golf Tournament for Captains for Clean Water. It’s a cool event for a great cause.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8 AM – 4 PM
Duran Golf Club
7032 Stadium Pkwy, Viera, Florida 32940
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
Share your photo with Spacefish! Login or create an account to share!