The FSFA was established in 1968. It is a family oriented, nonprofit organization dedicated to promote and advance the enjoyment of sport fishing in the Space Coast area and throughout the state of Florida. The Club is actively involved in resource conservation, artificial reef building, youth projects and community service.
FSFA Club member, Chris Pashos, really got into some fish this week! On Monday he boated a nice a scamp and gag grouper on some slow pitch jigging. Not to one-up the door mat he caught earlier this week. Nice fishing, Chris!
Early in the week of May 1, the weather forecast made it look like Thursday, May 5, was THE DAY to run to the otherside to look for Yellowfin Tuna. Wayne Bogle assembled a team of Steve, Steve, Bob, Dave, and myself to make the run in his 31T Cape Horn. The only decision to be made was whether to leave Port Canaveral early to try to catch a morning bite or leave a little later to catch the evening bite. Easy decision – leave early and have the opportunity open for both.
We’re pumped to announce that the FSFA Club South Chapter meetings are BACK! The first meeting is April 12th at Front Street Civic Center, Melbourne (2205 Front Street, in Melbourne. Next to the Front Street boat ramps, across from Harry Goode’s). Social time starts at 6:30. Meeting starts at 7:00. Joey Antonelli will be talking about surf fishing in Brevard County.
The FSFA sponsors and participates in the Space Coast Artificial Reef Advisory Board (SCARAB), where we come together with Brevard County, CFOA and CCA to create Artificial Reefs within our Club’s boundary waters….
As many of you know the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) is proposing an Amendment to the Dolphin (Mahi-mahi, Dorado, Dolphinfish, etc. same fish different names) regulations. As proposed, Amendment 10 reduces the current dolphin max boat limit from 60-fish to 54-fish.
Notice has been given from the Army Corps of Engineers that the Canaveral Lock will have a series of 4 hour closures to support maintenance on Tuesday 19 October through Thursday 21 October 2021. Closures will be 7-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m. Closures will be based on progress and safety needs.
FWC is seeking feedback on potential recreational management measures for dolphinfish in Atlantic state waters. In recent years, private recreational and for-hire fishermen have raised concerns about the declines in size and abundance of dolphinfish in south Florida, and recently, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council reduced the recreational vessel limit from 60 to 54 fish.
NOAA Fisheries will close the 2021 recreational harvest of golden tilefish in federal waters of the South Atlantic on September 20, 2021.
The closure is occurring because reports indicate that recreational landings have reached the established catch limit set for the year (2,316 fish). Recreational harvest of these fish will resume January 1, 2022.