The FSFA was established in 1968
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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. Through education and economic contribution, the FSFA strives to do its part to preserve and enhance the precious marine resources for future generations to enjoy.

The FSFA formed an Angler Rating and Competitive Angling System including Club Records that serves as a means for each member to achieve rating levels of competence and advance to the highest rating of "Grand Master". It also provides a means for members to compete on an annual basis for points accumulated and many associated awards. Refer to the "Grand Masters" section to review the names of past and current FSFA members who achieved this highest rating level. You will no doubt recognize some of the names as being among the best anglers and guides in the area and throughout the state.
32 lb Black Drum caught on 10lb test.  Angler Chris Pashos. Voted January 2015 Fish of the Month

2015 FSFA Offshore Slam

The FSFA Offshore Slam is an annual tournament hosted by the Florida Sport Fishing Association (FSFA) in Cape Canaveral, Florida. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes are awarded to the 3 largest catches of each of the eligible 5 species. The Prestigious SLAM trophy is awarded to the boat that weighs the heaviest total for combined fish of 3 different, eligible species.

Early on-line registration is now available for the 47th FSFA Offshore Slam. To be held at Sunrise Marina on Saturday June 6.. $17,500 in prizes, $5K for largest fish.. $2K to the Slam winner.

$175 includes tax. Register early and receive a raffle ticket for rod& reel ( only for early registrants), 25 raffle tickets for Capt Expo and a few extra items in your Captain's bucket!
 

http://offshoreslam.com


Live Entertainment, Raffles, Food & Refreshments!
Even if you’re not fishing, join us on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at the weigh-in at Sunrise Marina for live entertainment, raffle prizes and giveaways, as well as food and drinks.

Fishing Reports

  • In pursuit of Sheepies by John Dobbins Location: Wabasso/Johns IslandType of fishing: InshoreDate: 21 April 2015. Wabasso to Johns Island.  Bait is all over, stretches from the causeway South to the ICW.  The Trout are popping top waters, but still just following.  Jacks to 5 pounds were working in the flats around Hobart Landing.  Fished the edges of the Hobart Channel in the morning, loads of Ladyfish.  Spooked something big.  a few casts later got a jump at a top water.  Wrong body shape for a Tarpon, so am thinking big Shark.  Nothing on the ICW spoil islands, lost a pair of Flounder.  Back into the Johns Island canals small Ladyfish.  Started working the cement walls, 7 hook ups with the plug rod on ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 8:35 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Veni Vidi Vici, Wabasso by member John Dobbins Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Wabasso...Love it when a day goes pretty much as planned. Started at Preachers, still a lot of bait, but no action. Low water, had to push pole out. Watched the individual that I like to call the Slam Queen dig a new ditch across the hole. Decided to fish the ICW islands. First stop, small Trout, Snook, Jacks and Snapper. Caught a Jack that had no belly, thought it was a Blue at first. On down the line, fished the islands looking for big Trout in the holes. Got a 21 inch Red. Had to leave, the boat wakes were almost too much to handle. All the Rag Baggers and birds migrating North. Back into ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2015, 7:20 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Offshore Fishing by FSFA member William Hawley The mahi bite has been strong from 150-300' of water. Most on naked ballyhoo with a few smaller size on the weed lines. On our side of the stream the mahi were smaller but towards the other side in deeper water they have ranged from 25-40#. The kingfish have been heavy near the pines in 60' of water. Using likewise tackle rigged ballyhoo with a skirt blue and white color has been best. The off shore wrecks have been heavy with huge jacks, barracuda, triggerfish and lane snapper/ grouper. The snapper have been caught using large shrimp on the bottom, of course the red snapper are always plentiful which makes for a fun fight. The far north wrecks ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2015, 7:25 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Surf report from cape to inlet by FSFA member William Hawley The surf bite had slowed a bit due to winds changing and the large moon but has picked up as the front has begun to move out of our area. The sheepshead, pompano and even a few permit were caught using fresh clams. The black drum have started to move along closer to shore using shrimp. There are always big blues and jacks to be had on artificial anything shiny will work very well. I have seen a few tarpon breaking the surface so as the water warms the tarpon bite will heat up as well. Getting a live pogey to them or large mullet color lipped artificial will be the ticket. Goody luck to everyone!!
    Posted Apr 6, 2015, 7:24 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
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Recent Announcements

  • FSFA Meeting April 28th @ Strike Zone *No South Chapter Meeting*  FSFANorth & South Chapter MeetingNo South Chapter Meeting on Tuesday *We will be combining both chapters for the next event at Strike Zone Fishing in Melbourne on Tues, April 28th.*      Guest Speaker: Capt. "Q" Dieterle I am Captain Q, I own Cutting Edge Charters a local Key Biscayne charter boat, and the Captain of the Get Lit Fishing Team and Contender 1 Fishing Team. I run approximately 275 trips a year in Miami, Palm Beach and Keys and approximately 50 days a year Marlin fishing in the Dominican Republic, where we have caught over 100 blue marlin.  As a captain I have won all of the Sailfish Tournaments in the Miami area and many in Palm Beach and the ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2015, 4:29 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Gulf Red Snapper Season Commission approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. The 2015 season will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7) and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of September and all of October, with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1. The 2015 Gulf federal waters recreational red snapper season has not ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2015, 4:27 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Black Sea Bass Season Announcement NOAA Fisheries announces the 2015-2016 recreational fishing season for black sea bass in the South Atlantic Region will start on April 1, 2015, and end on March 31, 2016. Landings in the past three fishing years have not come close to the current annual catch limit of 1,033,980 pounds whole weight; therefore, black sea bass will be open for the entire April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016, recreational fishing season. This announcement is in compliance with the final rule for Regulatory Amendment 14 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, which published on November 7, 2014 (79 FR 66316). Regulations were effective on December 8, 2014. For the black ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2015, 6:35 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • 21st Annual Kids Fishing Clinic On Saturday, June 27th, between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm we will present the 21st Annual Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Port Canaveral. This event is offered by the Florida Sport Fishing Association, The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Canaveral Port Authority, Sunrise Marina/Grills Restaurant and other local corporate and individual sponsors. The clinic is designed to teach basic angling skills to children of all ages. This free clinic features casting instruction, rod and reel selection, knot tying, tackle selection, fishing ethics, water and boating safety, and conservation principles. There will be displays of local marine wildlife and aquatic “touch” tanks, along with plenty of volunteers including local charter captains and guides to ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 8:50 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
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2014 FSFA Annual Awards

  • 2014 FSFA Heavyweight Awards 2014 Heavyweight Awards - heaviest of each of the 12 prescribed speciesPhoto from left to rightFloyd Okerlind - 6lb 4oz BowfinDale Badgett -  29lb TripletailMark Wilson - 19lb 7oz SnookRyan Vetsch - 50.75" Redfish and 8lb 4oz Largemouth BassChris Delaney -  25lb 2oz Grouper and 32lb 11oz DolphinMark Whitmire - 25 lb 4oz Catfish (also a New Club Record)John Dobbins - 1lb 5oz Panfish (speck)Not pictured:Morgan Nelson heavyweight Cobia and King MackerelCorey Nail  heavyweight SeatroutFive to One AwardsThese are awarded for successfully landing a fish that weighs at least 5 times the main line test strength.. recognizing skillful angling.Steve Collins   with a 45" Redfish on 4lb lineBill Kosiba  with a 50lb shark ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2015, 6:21 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • The 2014 FSFA Division Champions The 2014 Division ChampionsJunior Champion with 70 annual Points:  Hunter DelaneyWomens Champion with 80 annual Points:  Cassie DelaneySaltwater Champion with 150 annual (saltwater) Points:  Chris Pashos2014 Tackle Class ChampionsJohn Dobbins             Ultralight  (line test up to 4lb)Bill Kosiba              Spin  (line test 5-10Lb)Chris Delaney            Light General - (line test 10-20 lb)Dan Thompson     General (Line test 20-80lb)
    Posted Jan 28, 2015, 6:20 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • 2014 FSFA Club Champions On Saturday, January 24th, almost 170 members & guests joined to recognize 2014 FSFA Club Champions.Congratulations to the following Champions:TOP PHOTO: As voted by a committee of Grand Masters the 2014 Fish of the Year is awarded to Steve Collins for his 45" Redfish landed on 4lb Ultralight Tackle.BOTTOM PHOTO: Congratulations to Ryan Vestch with 200 annual points he earned the FSFA 2014 Overall Club Champion.
    Posted Jan 28, 2015, 6:20 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
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