9.11.2018 – 9.17.2018
A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING REPORT EVERY TUESDAY
Can the Space Coast dodge the bullet this year?
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR
Storms are brewing, mullet are running, and the fish are biting… And now for a quick PSA: one year ago today, many Central Floridians were riding out the dark ages without water or electricity. If you’ve got a little time while you’re not out fishing, get yourself prepared for the peak of hurricane season before it’s an absolute necessity — or emergency. Bottled water, batteries, fuel, plywood, canned goods, etc. You don’t want to go to 7 different Lowes locations and be waiting in the Publix line at 6:00 AM while a massive storm is bearing down on the coast. It can be chaos out there, but with any luck, Florida can avoid any serious storm scares this year…
IN THIS WEEK’S REPORT…
THE FALL MULLET RUN
BELIEVE THE MULLET RUN HYPE!
I’ve written many articles over the years about the fall mullet run. I’ve used terms like frenzy, blitz, mayhem and frenetic to describe the fishing. Those are all good descriptors and are no exaggeration. Hit it when the run is going off and your tackle will be in tatters and you’ll have sore arms and hands from fighting and unhooking so many fish. Hit it when the run is not going off and you can still have a pretty good day…
SPACE B.O.I. FORECAST
WEATHER OVERVIEW: At this moment, one can’t help but to be reminded of this time last year when the Space Coast braced for the impact of hurricane Irma. Fast forward one year an our hearts go out to our friends throughout the east coast of the Carolina’s as they find themselves in a very similar position. In one day, hurricane Florence has strengthened from a Category 2 to a Category 4 as she approaches the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Interestingly enough, our winds throughout the week are not expected to climb above 15 mph but our seas offshore will reach heights of 7-10 feet by mid-week before laying down some by the weekend. As mentioned by our contributors, the bite in the lagoon has remained strong in the morning and late evening, so be sure to take advance of the inshore bite this week.
Click here to check out the forecast from the National Weather Service.
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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Every week, we randomly draw a name from our email subscriber list to award a $20 Strike-Zone Fishing Gift Card. 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, Doris MacVittie of Cocoa. If you’re not already a Spacefish subscriber, click here to sign up.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Check out what’s been caught on camera while fishing in around the Space Coast this week.
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THANKS FOR READING!
Thanks for reading another weekly edition of the Spacefish Report. Since Spacefish began in January of 2018, we’ve now published 36 fishing reports — one for every week of the year. We are constantly working on improving the quality of content, improving features, and enhancing the user experience, and we hope it shows. Also, don’t forget to listen to Spacefish ON THE RADIO every Friday at 4pm as we talk fishing with Mark Moses on SPORTS RADIO 1560 THE FAN.