8.20.2019 – 8.26.2019
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY
The search continues for two men last seen departing for 8A out of the Port on Friday.
The tremendous search effort continues for Brian McCluney and Justin Walker, who were last seen departing Port Canaveral’s Christopher Columbus boat ramp on Friday in a 24-foot center console heading toward 8A. On Monday, a tackle bag retrieved 50 miles off St. Augustine was positively identified as belonging to one of the men. As of Monday night, the search has covered 46,800 square miles, extending all the way to South Carolina.
There remains plenty of good reason for hope that these two men will be found and returned home safely to their families. While we continue to hope and pray for the end of this story to be a happy one, no matter the outcome, let it be a humble reminder that things can go wrong out there, and you can really never be too prepared in the event that they do…
IN THIS WEEK’S FORECAST…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
WEATHER OVERVIEW: Looking to the week ahead, it appears we will experience high temps is the mid to upper 80s. Today is actually the highest chance for rain this week, predicted at 40%. It tapers off to 20% throughout the week’s remainder. If the current forecast holds true, it should be a week of relatively low winds with calm seas. You should be able to target just about any species you want to go after, BUT, as everyone should know, this is Florida, and the summer weather can be very unpredictable…
Click here to check out the marine forecast from the National Weather Service.
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, Rob Poloski of Palm Bay — Rob, 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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FIRSTS TUESDAY FISHING SEMINAR
Spacefish contributor, Capt. Alan Ryland, will be the featured speaker at the Boaters Exchange Fishing Seminar next Tuesday, August 6th at 6:00pm (Rockledge location on US1). Alan will be discussing “Summer Time on the Flats Tactics,” which will definitely be a nice opportunity to learn from a fishing great. Plus, the seminar is FREE to attend, drinks and snacks are provided, and there’s also some nice door prize giveaways!
FISHING CLUB EVENTS
- South Chapter Club Meeting
Sept. 10th @ 6:30pm – Front Street Community Center
2205 S. Front Street, Melbourne (Across the street from Harry Goode’s/Next to the boat ramps)
Speaker: John Dobbins, a Spacefish recreational contributor and FSFA Club Member.
Topic: Fishing the South Indian River Lagoon system
- North Chapter Club Meeting
Sept. 24th @ 6:30pm – Brevard Veterans Center
400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island (Behind Merritt Square Mall)
Speaker: Capt. Jim Ross, professional fishing guide and weekly Spacefish Contributor.
Topic: Fall Mullet Run
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
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