The moon and stars may be aligning just right over the next few days to hit limits on pompano. Along with the Full Moon, the solunar calendar forecasts the month’s PEAK fish activity on Tuesday and Wednesday.
I hit the surf in Melbourne Beach at Ponce de Leon yesterday. It was outgoing tide at about 6pm when I got a line in the water. Maybe it was just the sun going down, but the water didn’t look as clean as it did on nearby surf cams just a few hours earlier. There were enough weeds in the water to be annoying, but it wasn’t too bad and seemed to get better as the tide went out. Sand fleas were everywhere and abundant.
The Spacefish team was at the Port Canaveral weigh-in for this past weekend’s Central Florida Shootout. We saw some really nice fish hit the scales, including the category winners for grouper (Katie O’Brian – 46.1#) and wahoo (Ed Wilson – 39.6#). View the full results in the link below. Thanks to all that came out and participated!
If you haven’t already heard, it’s time to break out the shrimp nets in Brevard. People have been crushing buckets in Titusville this past week, and over the weekend, the shrimp started making their way south through the County. Mathers Bridge was hopping this weekend and will continue to gain steam in the coming days. We’re going to see some BIG shrimping nights in Central and South Brevard, but the window is limited. Get out there while you can, and if possible, get out during the week nights to avoid the crowds.
Spacefish hit up satellite beach for some Wednesday afternoon surf fishing. Armed with a full arsenal of Native Salt Baits, our goal was to bring home dinner, and baby, you better believe we made magic happen!
Well, this is embarrassing… Late, last Monday night, in a frantic effort to finish the weekly fishing forecast, I misread the Solunar calendar and enthusiastically spread word to the world that the month’s peak periods of fish activity were slated for LAST week. They are actually in fact, THIS week. Thankfully, I was able to delete my post before being publicly skewered for it, or worse yet, pelted with lead by the Sebastian Inlet Jetty firing squad.
We went to Ponce de Leon in Melbourne Beach for a little surf fishing on Friday afternoon. The winds were picking up but I figured there was still opportunity to catch some fish. Apparently, I figured wrong. We had live fleas and shrimp and Fishbites. There were some bait thieves, but no significant bites beyond an occasional nibble. Other anglers were walking the beach, tossing artificials without any luck, either. The water got weedier over time, and by around 5pm, it was thick enough to send us home without any fish. Hopefully there will be better luck next time!
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The MONSTER SQUAD set out on Sunday to have an epic night of fishing under the Super Blood Wolf Moon. With temperatures in the low 40’s and the wind howling from the NW, we strategically setup at the West end of Pineda Causeway on the Indian River Lagoon. Here, we had some nice wind cover that would be crucial in gutting it out through the extreme cold.