Sunrise Marina - Port Canaveral, FL

WEEKLY FORECAST

6.22.2021 – 6.28.2021

A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY

smoker kingfish

Mark Coomber landed this 51 lb. kingfish while throwing small soft plastic baits to tarpon is less than 15 ft. of water while fishing with Capt. Glyn Austin of Going Coastal Charters out of Sebastian. Epic catch without a doubt!

It’s Tarpon Time on the Space Coast and our nearshore waters are teaming with life. Tarpon, jacks, sharks and the occasional cobia and smoker king are all species we should expect to see over the next month or so. Include snook and a recent uptick in pompano this week from the surf, and it appears the beach is the place to be! Oh, and please give the sea turtles some privacy while you’re out there — they are working hard right now to ensure future generations continue to call our beaches home.

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SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST

OFFSHORE

7.7

INSHORE

7.1

BEACH

8.3

WEATHER OVERVIEW: This week we will experience lower winds out of the SSE towards the beginning of the week before switching more ESE toward the later part of the week. Overall it’s looking pretty good. Afternoon rain chances will be higher this week which is normal as we settle into our summer weather patterns. Keep in mind the UV Index is a 10 out of 10 so bring plenty of water and take precautions from the sun.

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This month, Strike-Zone Fishing is giving away a Penn PENN Battle® III LE Combo! One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries and announced in the weekly forecast on June 29th.

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Fishing Reports

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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Croakers, Whiting, Sharks Remain Top Target in Surf
July 26, 2021

Croakers, Whiting, Sharks Remain Top Target in Surf

surf fishing report

As the summer temperatures heat up so does the surf bite. With croakers, whiting and sharks being the hot bite. But as the currents start to flow more out of the south, it will bring more bait pods along with it. And with them will come the tarpon and keeper mutton snappers.

As far as baits go, fresh dead shrimp and sandfleas along with fishbites are the bait of choice for the croakers and whiting.

Along the rocks of the jetty, some nice snappers and flounder have been a welcome change of pace. Live mullet or fresh cut bait on a fish finder rig worked around the bait pods will help you get into both of these species.

For those looking for a fun fight on light tackle, you can’t go wrong with targeting sharks. A short run of wire or heavy mono to a 8/0-12/0 circle hook with fresh cut bait or live finger whiting on a 8000 or larger reel. Remember, if you plan to target sharks you must take and complete the shark permit course through FWC.

by Byran Taylor
Southern Bred Fishing Charters | (386) 216-8025

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Cobia and Kings
July 26, 2021

Cobia and Kings

cobia

It’s been another fantastic week for our anglers here at Fineline Fishing Charters. Captain Justin and I have been catching a wide variety of species along the near shore and offshore waters on our recent trips.

The first of these is cobia. We’ve been finding lots of cobia in the 60 to 90 foot depths while slow trolling for king mackerel. One of the things that we like to do is keep a pitch rod ready with a jig or hook that we can put a live bait on and get out to these fish immediately when we see them come to the boat. This often allows us to hook the cobia while it is still interested in what may be hanging around our boats. We had multiple occasions when two or sometimes even three fish would pop up at a time. This makes for some exciting action as you can imagine! Quite a few of these fish were undersized so we were careful to net them instead of gaff them to make sure that we can release them unharmed.

Going back to the king mackerel, our bite has been very strong this week while fishing those dips and we’ve been getting a lot of king mackerel while fishing for tarpon in the near shore waters as well. Live pogies and pilchards have been the best baits to use for both species. Our biggest king mackerel this week was 32 pounds and our biggest tarpon was about 130 pounds. You can check out our Fineline Fishing Charters Facebook page for a live streaming video of one of these fish that we fought and landed last Saturday. Both Capt and Justin and I have trips available starting the second week of August for anyone that is interested. Please visit our website or call us at 321-636-3728 for more information on getting a charter booked with us so that we can go out and catch your next memory.

by Capt. Jim Ross
Fine Line Fishing Charters | (321) 636-3728

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Dying for Consistent Weather
July 26, 2021

Dying for Consistent Weather

tarpon

Nalin iwth his first Tarpon at 6 years old!

Weather is still killing us. No consistent weather at all this summer. Wind direction has been inconsistent and we are getting NE winds at the end of last week which paired with the full moon to make the fishing rather difficult. That said, early in the week was pretty good with flat seas and the fish were cooperative. Tarpon, sharks, kingfish and bonito were along the beaches with jacks and snook in the inlet on live bait.

TARPON

Mitch with his first tarpon caught on a bait buster!

The reefs nearshore and offshore have been good for snapper at night with cut bait and live bait. Lets hope we can get some consistency with the winds this week and the fishing should bee pretty damn good!

by Capt. Glyn Austin
Going Coastal Charters | (321) 863-8085

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Go Deep for Bigger Fish
July 26, 2021

Go Deep for Bigger Fish

bass report

This week has been really good on Stick Marsh and Headwaters Reservoir. We have been catching some big fish on both of these lakes, deploying swimbaits, Bass Assassin Tapout worms and the RSB worms in Junebug and Junebug blue tail. Set your boat in 3-5ft of water and cast to the deeper water. +10ft is where you’ll find the bigger fish. Fish these baits really slow along the bottom and hang on to your rod.

bass report

Popping frogs around vegetation early in the mornings will be very productive this time of year, too.

Don’t forget, you can pickup all your tackle needs at Fellsmere Outdoor Adventures. Good Luck this week!!!

by Kenny Hass
Catchin' Bass Guide Service | (772) 494-7400

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Amazing Week Fishing Offshore
July 26, 2021

Amazing Week Fishing Offshore

kingfish

No Reason to Leave the Beach great morning aboard the 🔥 Fire Fight with Capt Joe Catching many Nice Kings, Multiple Hammer Heads and Black Tips.

10/10 week! Yup, it’s been a while since that happened. Great water conditions, clarity, warm, calm and just pretty. Kings are firing hard and live bait is plentiful. Even capt Zach managed to float the net a few times (love ya dude). Mixed in the kings were “green rockets,” and Capt. Joe managed what looked like a day in May a few times! I swear that horseshoe!

Meanwhile, Capt. Tyler hit up the bottom bite and came up clutch with the Grouper and AJs. Customers were happy and had no boat issues. After a few bumpy weeks, I honestly can not ask for more than that. Oh, almost forgot, Capt. Morgan had a sick hookup on a sail. He had sails playing with him daily all week and one finally stuck for the full fight and release (we been giving him a hard time, lol).

Like i said all in all a 10/10 and we cant ask for more than that. Good luck and go get em.

by Capt. Chris Cameron
Fired Up Charters | (407) 222-3573

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Tampa Bay red tide
July 26, 2021

Tampa Bay red tide

The red tide in Tampa Bay is beginning to diminish with lower levels below 1,000 ppm in several samples. The full moon mangrove snapper bite has been outstanding. Fishing rock piles or channel ledges with live shrimp has been the best for the 14-20″ fish.

by Fshngguy969
Fishin Magician Inshore Charters | (865) 363-1388

Dirty Surf
July 26, 2021

Dirty Surf

Went out near Pineda/Satellite beach around high tide this morning around 9am. Pretty calm, slight South wind, but Water clarity was really dirty with lots of straggling sea weed, not the sargassum. Didn’t see anything jumping or bait. A lot of catfish caught with a couple whiting though.

by A-A-Ron

Early Morning Topwater Fishing
July 23, 2021

Early Morning Topwater Fishing

I had the opportunity this week to take my best bud out fishing. He currently lives in Tennessee so any time he is back home we try to get out on the water. In the past we have exclusively fished live baits but this time I wanted him to try out casting some artificials, since the topwater bite has been so good in the mornings.

The casting was trail and error for him at first but he quickly got it down and was casting like a pro. It was a pretty quick trip because he had to be back for a zoom meeting because he was working “remotely”, which he ended up taking on the boat so I could get some casts in. I was able to catch my first fish on a spoon, which was pretty sick. All n all a pretty solid morning! Anyways check out the video if your interesting in checking out the action. Have a fishy week everyone =)

Spanky

Save Our Lagoon Progress Report
July 23, 2021

Save Our Lagoon Progress Report

Check out the latest monthly progress report that outlines which projects have recently been completed and what projects are getting underway this month under Brevard County’s Save Our Lagoon Project. In addition, the report lists a number of volunteer opportunities for residents that might be interested in donating a small portion of their time to the restoration and overall long-term heath of our beautiful lagoons.

View the July SOIRL Progress Report

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Exceptional Fishing Inshore
July 22, 2021

Exceptional Fishing Inshore

big red

This week has been a crazy busy one! And nothing short of exceptional! Bull reds, large numbers of slot reds, snook and some nice trout, it’s been one for the books! The lagoon has had plenty of activity lately and the majority of the action seems to have been around the large glass minnows pods. Throughout the entire lagoon we are starting to get waves of small finger mullet, but these glass minnow pods seem to be holding the majority of the fish. Spoil islands and shorelines with sandy edges, sharp drop offs, and minnow pods are definitely the “go to!”

Early morning small baits such as the Mirrolure Mirrodines and Mirro Minnow, as well as small doa paddle tails have been getting the best reactions. As the sun rises and the temps climb, look for these fish pushing tighter to the trees. In some cases, they may even be unreachable — this is when “bait and wait” is most effective. Dead shrimp and cut baits of all varieties can’t be beaten. You may even get lucky and land a bull, like Richard, a long time customer of mine did this week. We got completely lucky fishing for smaller redfish when this monster came along!

by Capt. Alex Hughey
Coastal Fishing Expeditions | (321) 795-8566

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Fish Reacting to Heat
July 21, 2021

Fish Reacting to Heat

mosquito lagoon redfish

This past weeks weather conditions have been extremely hot with highs in the mid 90’s. We have bern getting a little cool down in the afternoon with showers continuing into the evening. The fish are starting to react to the hotter water temps by slowing their bite down by mid morning. We have continued to bring several different species boat side like snook, trout and redfish. Look for the flats and shorelines holding bait early in the morning. Targeting these shorelines with either live or artificial baits will be key to getting those bites.

by Capt. Patrick Rood
Spot N Tail Charters | (386) 566-1394

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LOCAL EVENTS

FSFA Club Meeting

FSFA The June 22nd Club Meeting’s featured speaker Capt. Billy Bright, who will be talking about rules, regs, techniques for the upcoming snapper season. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM (social time @ 6:30) at the Veteran’s Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island. Snacks and drinks will be available for a donation.

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