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WEEKLY FORECAST

6.8.2021 – 6.14.2021

A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY

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The Sea Leveler Sport Fishing Charters team took home the FSFA Offshore Big Fish Prize with this 38 lb gag grouper. Congrats to Captain Steve, Captain Dusty, Captain Garren, Mark Rowe, & Adrian Martinez!

The bite has been pretty good all around lately, and with weather conditions looking promising in the week ahead, there should be opportunities abound to do some catching inshore, offshore, and in the surf!

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SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST

OFFSHORE

7.3

INSHORE

7.5

BEACH

7.6

WEATHER OVERVIEW: This week looks like it could be a good one in terms of the weather. The wind is projected to be out of the ESE Tuesday & Wednesday, SE Thursday & Friday and SSW Saturday & Sunday. Currently, Wednesday & Thursday look like the lowest winds this week. Rain chances will remain relatively low throughout the weeks as well. Sunday is calling for afternoon thunderstorms, but other than that, it should be a green light week so get out there and make it happen captain!

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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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Active Reds
June 23, 2021

Active Reds

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Triple header of catch and release redfish from this week!

Rain, rain, rain. This week the afternoon summer time storms have lived up to their reputation. Fortunately, the water levels have come up slightly and the redfish have been very active! This week almost any mangrove shoreline with small finger mullet had consistent action, from good numbers of redfish and the occasional sea trout.

Fortunately, the water seems to have stayed fairly nice with very little algae bloom issues; now, it’s still early, but things are looking up. With the cleaner water the go to baits of choice have been gulp shrimp and jerkshads rigged weedless. With the amount of drift algae and caulerpa algae — which is the bright green or red tumble weed looking grass like algae — present, it’s been a little harder to work a soft plastic with an exposed hook. Also a variety of cut baits such as mullet, ladyfish and pinfish have been working well, too, especially after the morning bite seems to have slowed and wind blown shorelines have definitely been producing the best especially on these brutally hot days.

Again, I cannot encourage everyone enough to please catch and release in our lagoon systems. Utilize more sustainable resources for food such as options in the ocean and inlets, or even your local seafood market. All in all, it will lead to better fishing and it’s one step towards a thriving lagoon system.

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

Kyle’s Tiles!
June 21, 2021

Kyle’s Tiles!

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Deep dropping has been on fire this past week! The crew from Walden Custom Builders put on a clinic. But make no mistake, even though it was a team effort, these are Kyle’s Tiles!

by Damon

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Summer Patterns Finally Here
June 21, 2021

Summer Patterns Finally Here

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Steve with a big Tarpon on the beach!

Summer weather patterns are finally here with a lot of heat, calm seas and afternoon rain showers. The nearshore bite has been good with plenty of bonito, mackerel, sharks and tarpon. The big kingfish are on the beaches as well. The bait is still scattered but should get more consistent as the summer progresses.

The inlet bite has been slow with the clean and clear water, but there are some redfish and snook loaded around the tip of the jetty.

Inshore, the bite is still good using live bait with plenty of snook and a few trout and reds along the shorelines and islands.

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

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Headwaters Producing Great Numbers
June 21, 2021

Headwaters Producing Great Numbers

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This week was outstanding if you like catching a lot of fish and a few big bass to boot. Headwaters is producing great numbers of fish in scattered Hydrilla on swimbaits with silver underspin swimbait jigs in 1/4oz. The best colors are shad or shiner imitation colors because that is the primary forage in these lakes. Punching continues to be the way to go if you want big fish after the sun gets up in the sky late morning. On cloudy days stick to the black and blue colored Bass Assassin Skunk Ape and on sunny days go with the Fugly, Gravedigger or Okeechobee Craw. We got 1 over 10lbs on a devils horse in 5ft of water fishing really slow and picked up a bunch of quality fish on the Zman Poppin Shad in the Mud Minnow color.

Checkout our YouTube videos Hooked on headwaters for the weekly rig up, Lake reports and hack of the week.

You can pick up all your tackle needs at Fellsmere Outdoor Adventures including things for your boat, ice or local maps. They have it all! Good luck this week and tight lines!!

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

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Consistent Speckled Trout
June 21, 2021

Consistent Speckled Trout

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It’s been a great few weeks for us here at Fineline Fishing Charters since Captain Justin and I returned from our two weeks of tarpon charters we ran down in Islamorada.

The one consistent fish that we have been able to count on is the speckled trout in the Indian River lagoon. These fish are holding around mullet pods. Just about anywhere that you find mullet throughout the Banana and Indian River Lagoon system you will have a shot at some good trout action on Rapala Skitterwalks and Saltwater Assassin 5- inch long soft plastic jerk baits.

Most of these trout have been 18 to 22 inches in size and we’re getting bigger fish up to 26-inches on some mornings. Throw in a scattering of snook, black drum, lady fish, jacks, and juvenile Tarpon and you have the makings of a good inshore fishing trip.

Nearshore action is great for shark right now. Any live or cut bait rigged on a wire leader will get them. Tarpon, Jack, and king mackerel are also possible catches along the Sebastian and Cocoa beach nearshore waters.

We are extremely busy this month but if you are looking to get a charter give us a call at 332-636-3728 and we will try to fit you in.

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

Starting @ Zero Dark Thirty
June 21, 2021

Starting @ Zero Dark Thirty

I only got out on the water two times last week. Once again, my time has been spent fishing and learning the 3 Forks watershed area. I know the new Headwaters is not far away, but the long dusty road keeps me away.

I mainly have been throwing my 5wt fly rod and having a lot of fun with smaller bass and a lot of big and fat bluegill. As summer sets in and the water temperatures get hotter and hotter, my focus is topwater flies or plugs. We fished some deeper water areas and did manage to find some respectable Specks throwing a YO Zuri 3DS suspending jerk bait. Once the bite shuts off which is around the 11 am time we usually call it a day. We have a full moon this week and the bluegill will be spawning on it and again on the next new moon, as well.

All in all, fishing has been good if you’re able to start the mornings at Zero dark thirty and finish at 10 or 11. This will continue to be the case until we move closer to Fall.

by Terry Lamielle
| (321) 537-5346

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Kingfish Showing Up Big!
June 21, 2021

Kingfish Showing Up Big!

What an awesome week we had. The kingfish showed up in waves, finally! There were some really nice sized fish mixed in as well. In that mix are some sails and the best fish ever, mahi mahi! Why a 10lb mahi gets more likes than a 40lb king is beyond my thought process. Bottom fishing is doing well with AJs and a few gags mixed in there. The strategy is big baits equal big fish. Croakers are doing the trick and bunker have made an appearance too. A few throws of the net and you’re good to go. But don’t worry, Zach said they eat the frozen just fine lol.

Good luck out there this week!

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

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Satellite Beach Inshore & Off
June 21, 2021

Satellite Beach Inshore & Off

In the river around Satellite Beach, sea trout, reds and mangrove snapper are biting on live shrimp. Meanwhile, beach anglers are catching tarpon, whiting and still getting a few of those elusive keeper-sized pompano.

Offshore anglers are still getting a few small dolphins on the troll. The bottom bite remains good with big mangroves if you can get them to the boat without the sharks getting them first!

by MOB
Man Overboard Bait & Tackle | (321) 777-8860

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Tarpon Fishing on Fire!
June 21, 2021

Tarpon Fishing on Fire!

This week the tarpon fishing has been on fire and should continue to be great throughout the next two months. We are starting to get tarpon in the 80 to +100 pound range in the river with some 60 and 70 pounders mixed in. Beach tarpon have been in the baitfish schools and can be seen feeding on the surface.

by Capt. Mike Mann
Fat Fish Guide Service | (386) 295-5991

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Bluegill Spawning on Butler Chain
June 15, 2021

Bluegill Spawning on Butler Chain

butler chain bass fishing

Bluegill spawning season is in full swing, which means it’s time for the bass to get their revenge and raid their nests for an easy meal! Locate areas with sandy bottom near deep water to find their beds. Target bass on the edge of their beds with a 1/2oz swim jig by bringing it through the water column, and just be ready for that big bite!

by Capt. Christian "Goggles"
Fish Fear Me Charters | (407) 733-3398

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HOT for Tarpon!
June 14, 2021

HOT for Tarpon!

tarpon fishing

This week has been incredibly hot, but the tarpon have been out in full force!

This week I focused most of my fishing inshore due to the heavy winds and inconsistent weather patterns. Tarpon are one species that can thrive in areas with very low oxygen content; as a matter of fact, they prefer it at times. Residential canals with little to no flow are always a good “go to.”

Sometimes these fish can be very picky but tend to respond to small baits with a little bit of patience. I prefer casting small artificials for these little guys — small gold spoons like Cast Masters, DOA paddle tails and Terryoreyez are just a few great choices!

As the weather continues to get warmer and warmer we should start seeing larger migratory fish along the beaches. Keep your eyes peeled just outside the break for larger fish in groups or school. These fish should respond well to almost any live bait from pilchards and pogies when available, to F’N large mullet. When live bait isn’t an option, there are several great lures such as swimbaits and lipped plugs to throw. Rapala makes some great options as well as Hogy.

This is one of my favorite times of the year, and I’m excited to see what’s to come in the next few weeks!

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

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TOURNEY TIME

The 35th Annual CFOA Offshore Tournament is up next this Saturday, JUNE 12 at Port Canaveral!

Check out the full schedule of upcoming tournaments that we’re covering here on our 2021 TOURNAMENT CENTRAL page.

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LOCAL EVENTS

FSFA Club Meeting

FSFA The June 22nd Club Meeting’s featured speaker is TBD. 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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