10.9.2018 – 10.15.2018
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING REPORT EVERY TUESDAY
High seas kept most anglers inshore this week, but you won’t hear Capt. Glyn Austin’s customers complaining about it.
THIS IS 40
This marks the 40th weekly fishing report published by Spacefish! Now averaging 2500 readers a week, the website has come a LONG way since its humble beginning in January — and we’re only just getting started! Thanks to all our readers, contributors, and sponsors for helping us grow and continuing to make this a better resource for the Space Coast fishing community.
Above all, a huge shoutout to Sunstate Pest Management and their fearless leader, Steve Goff. Steve brought Sunstate Pest Management on board as Spacefish’s first advertiser when the website was little more than a gleam in its creators’ eyes — and we couldn’t be more appreciative for that. If you’ve got a pest problem, call Sunstate at 1-800-781-PEST (7378) and tell them Spacefish sent you. They really are the best in the business, servicing all of Brevard County, Orlando, and the surrounding area.
It may be an arbitrary milestone, but a milestone, nonetheless!
Weekly Forecast & Weather
High wind and seas kept most anglers inshore this past week. While reports indicate that mullet are starting to show up in higher numbers, we’re still waiting on the word that action on the annual bait migration has hit its peak. Stay tuned.
Unfortunately, the weather is going to get worse before it gets better. What has now been named Hurricane Michael is pushing its way towards the Gulf Coast and is projected to make landfall sometime Wednesday evening. Florida has declared a State of Emergency for our neighbors throughout the Gulf Coast, so let’s hope for their well-being and safety.
What does this mean for the Space Coast? Expect it to be windy and wet through Thursday. On Friday, the winds will start to subside and should offer up fishable conditions throughout the weekend before they pick up again Monday evening. It’s a great time to re-spool your reels and get down to your favorite local bait & tackle shop to restock your arsenal. This weekend should present a great opportunity to get out and fish!
Finally, don’t forget we’ve got two really cool events coming up in the next few weeks, both benefiting great causes for local conservation. The “Aloha” Protect Our Waters Fundraiser is 2:00pm Sunday at Melbourne’s Front Street Park and the FSFA Annual Auction is the following Saturday, Oct. 20th, at Kiwanis Park in Merritt Island.
Spacefish contributor, Capt. Mark Wright, will be the guest speaker at the FSFA North Chapter meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm. He will be talking about fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon for big redfish, gator trout, and big black drum. Come out and learn a few things — the meeting is at:
S. Sykes Creek Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32952.
IN THIS WEEK’S REPORT…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
Every week, we randomly draw a name from our email subscriber list to award a $20 Strike-Zone Fishing Gift Card. The winner’s name is published in every weekly report. The only catch is, if you are announced as a winner, you must email us to claim your prize. Congrats to this week’s winner, Jon Ham of Cocoa. If you’re not already a Spacefish subscriber, click here to sign up.
FISH SKINZ SHIRT GRAB GIVEAWAY
We’re helping Fish Skinz celebrate their 10th year anniversary of creating kick ass fishing apparel by giving away two free Fish Skinz shirts every week!
This week’s winners are:
- Jamie Richards, West Melbourne
- Robert Merrell, Palm Bay
Congrats, your shirts will be on their way! For everybody else, you can enter the contest here! Note: you only need to sign up once to be in the drawing pool for the duration of the giveaway; registering multiple times will NOT increase your chances to win.
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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CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
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