3.13.2018 – 3.19.2018
A BREVARD COUNTY FISHING REPORT EVERY TUESDAY
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IN THIS WEEK’S REPORT…
We’re through ten weeks of 2018 and the opportunities to get offshore have been few and far between. This week we will see a break in that pattern as it looks like we got a BIG window with the winds slowing down towards and through the weekend. Kiss your shamrock, eat your Lucky Charms, and get offshore this weekend — and you might just find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (or at least a mahi or two). If you can’t get out fishing, there’s always Meg O’Malley’s Shamrockin’ Festival in downtown Melbourne on Saturday…
On the State of the Lagoon…
Guys and gals, there’s no doubt we’re at a pivotal juncture regarding the health and future of the Banana River and Indian River Lagoon. There’s not really an eloquent way to put it — the situation sucks big time, but here we are. At Spacefish, we’ve got a few things in development to help promote ongoing conservation efforts, and we’d like your input. If you want to talk about the state of the lagoon and promote awareness, please get in touch.
With that being said, we’ve taken a bit of flack for promoting headlines like “the inshore bite is HOT right now.” These types of negative reactions are expected, given the facts that — 1) we are facing another potential fish kill and 2) the condition of the lagoon is arguably the worst it’s ever been, and 3) this is an internet publication; but, HEY, while it’s frustrating and disheartening to see another major algae bloom develop, there’s still good — and even great — fishing going on right now. You can be a champion for lagoon conservation and contemporaneously enjoy fishing those very same waters; the two are NOT mutually exclusive. So if you love fishing, get out there and get it done!
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
Word on the Bite
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:
FSFA OFFSHORE SLAM: June 2, 2018
We’re rolling into Tournament Season on the Space Coast. If you like competition and cash prizes, it’s a great time of year! We’ve got an especially big one this year as it’s a milestone event for the Florida Sport Fishing Association (FSFA), marking their 50th annual offshore tournament. The club takes a lot of pride in being host of Central Florida’s LONGEST running offshore tourney, and they really do an amazing job year-in and year-out. Also, did we mention that there’s +$25,000 in guaranteed cash prizes up for grabs?
Win A Free FSFA Offshore Tournament Entry!
Who doesn’t love playing with house money? If you’re interested in participating in the FSFA’s 50th annual offshore tournament, we got you. We’re giving away SIX tournament entries over the next 3 months ($175 value). All you have to do is register below, with one major caveat: you can’t be a Brevard County resident (sorry!). If you are a Brevard County resident, it’s worth ponying up as it’s a good cause for a great organization, and just an amazing time.
Congrats to last week’s giveaway winner, Rich McNeece. Rich, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. For everyone else, you have another chance to win this week. The prize remains a $20 Gift Card to Strike-Zone Fishing, but stay tuned because we’ll be mixing it up in the near future.
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As I write this the wind is ripping and the palm trees are swaying. But not for long! Get ready to dust off your fishing gear because we are in store for a great weather window at the end of the week and continuing into the weekend! Look for the wind to start to subside Wednesday evening as temperatures creep up into the mid to high 70’s throughout weekend. For those of you chomping at the bit to get offshore, this is your weekend, so make it happen captain!
THANKS FOR READING!
Thanks for reading the Spacefish Weekly fishing report. Since our beginning in January of this year, we’ve now published TEN Brevard County fishing reports — one for every week. Our audience continues to grow each and every week, as does the support from our local community partners and sponsors. We appreciate it. Keep reading, and be sure to check out Spacefish ON THE RADIO every Friday at 4pm on the Mark Moses Show (SPORTS RADIO 1560 THE FAN).