Fishing Report for 05/04/2020 – 05/10/2020
Grouper season opens May 1st, 2020
The kickoff to Grouper Season is Friday, May 1st, and is expected to coincide with some beautiful weather to get offshore. There will be plenty of Gags, Scamps and Red grouper hitting the Box this weekend!
WEATHER OVERVIEW: It’s currently beautiful outside and is shaping up to be a pretty good week. The first part of the week the wind will be up but the overall temperatures down with bright blue sunny skies with high temps around 73 degrees. The wind will last through Thursday when our next small cool down arrives. This should make for a beautiful weekend — Friday, Saturday, and Sunday it is showing sunny skies with low winds and temperatures in the low to mid 80’s.
In every week’s Spacefish fishing forecast, we turn to both fishing pros and average joe’s for input on what’s happening in and around Brevard County’s many fisheries. Here’s what people are saying about the bite in the Space Coast this week. And don’t forget — anyone — including YOU, can contribute a report to the list below!
Lots of Fish, Almost No Bites. 05/04/2020
The bite around Satellite has been a little slow so this weekend we went to some new spots we have been looking at on the map. Sykes Creek was disappointingly murky and didn’t have much besides some small tarpon. We found much clearer water in the Indian River where there were impressively big snook and reds including one school of very large redfish. Those bigger fish didn’t want our bait.
We did site fish some 22-24” snook and reds in the Indian River. Also some very tiny tarpon in small schools that wanted to eat along the shorelines. The clear water makes it harder but more exciting. And with the large schools of rays, sharks, and turtles there’s always something to see.