11.6.2018 – 11.12.2018
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING REPORT EVERY TUESDAY
Ben, AKA, the “Cast Master,” attributes his beautiful catch to a casting ability that at least one person would describe as “prolific.”
ROLL ‘EM BACK
We’ve officially rolled back the clocks an hour. Unfortunately, fish stubbornly refuse to adapt their eating patterns to match the artificial constructs of modern society. For most anglers, this means less daylight hours to catch fish throughout the fall/winter season…
The good news is that fishing in the surf, inlets, and lagoons was nothing short of fantastic over the past seven days or so — and this week could be better — even despite “saving” an hour of daylight! While winds have kept offshore opportunities limited, they will begin to diminish tonight and should remain low until the next cool front moves in on Saturday. Until then, expect low winds out of the east and high temperatures in the mid 80s. Higher winds are also expected with the arrival of this next front, which means that, if you’re itching to get offshore in the near future, this week is probably the time to do it.
Oh, and was it already mentioned that surf fishing has been awesome? Just in case you missed the memo, to be clear, it’s been phenomenal. Here is some further evidence provided courtesy of Killian Stumpf, the founder of Native Salt Clam Baits, headquartered in Sebastian, FL. Killian was putting his latest product, Native Salt Clam Stringers, to the test on the beach when he connected with a once-in-a-lifetime fish: this MASSIVE and stunningly beautiful permit, pictured below.
When it comes to Native Salt Clam Baits, Killian Stumpf says the proof is in the pudding — and he’s got the photos to back it up!
Clam Stringers are a hearty bait that will stay put on your hook for even longer. Similar to Native Salt Clam’s other bait products, they are an excellent choice for many applications in not only surf fishing, but offshore bottom fishing as well. These baits require no refrigeration while removing the mess and waste that comes with using live and frozen clam as bait. If you haven’t tried Native Salt Clam products yet, put it on your to-do list. If you don’t see them in your local bait and tackle shop, you can order them on Nativesaltclam.com.
IN THIS WEEK’S REPORT…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
1ST TUESDAY FISHING SEMINAR
Today, November 6th, from 6-7pm at Boaters Exchange in Rockledge, Spacefish contributor Capt. Alex Hughey will be presenting at the 1st Tuesday Fishing Seminar. Alex is going to talk about targeting (and catching) bull redfish, thinking DEEP, and bringing out the BIG guns. Come out and see his presentation — admission is free, refreshments are provided, and there’s a load of door prizes. Every month these events are a great time and an awesome opportunity to learn some new things from the pros.
FSFA CLUB MEETINGS
John Killian Stumpf, the same as above, coincidentally enough, will be the guest speaker at the Florida Sport Fishing Association’s monthly South Chapter meeting on Tuesday, November 13th @ 6:30pm. He is going to be discussing the various applications and techniques using Native Salt Clam Baits.
Location: Front Street Civic Center 2205 Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901
Surf and Pompano fishing extraordinaire, Caleb Couture, will be presenting at the FSFA’s monthly North Chapter meeting on Florida Sport Fishing Association’s monthly North Chapter meeting on Tuesday, November 27th @ 6:30pm. It’s Pompano season and Caleb, owner/operator of Tradewinds Surf Fishing Charters and Pompano Riggs by Couture, is going tell you everything you need to know to capitalize on the action.
Location: Veteran’s Center Merritt Island 400 S Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32952
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, Timothy Nelson of Melbourne. 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:
- Eric Cannon, Palm Bay
- Fred Yerkey, Sebastian
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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