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. 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.

Fishing Reports

  • Mosquito Free Boat 1 July 2015 Wabasso/Johns Island. Started the day exploring the spoil islands North of the causeway.  Managed 3 Trout, 1 short, 1 slot and 1 over.  Headed South to Hobart Landing, spotted a slick spot in the ripples, shut down, quick cast, instant hook up.  What ever it was peeled off 75 yards of line, got it turned back towards the boat and at about 25 yards out, pulled the hook.  Thinking that it was a big Sailcat, no slime.  Next cast to the same spot resulted in a 5 pound Sailcat,  Hobart Landing holding a lot of bait, but no players.  Worked the ICW spoil islands down to Loggerheads.  Small Trout and Snook were active.  Watched 9 Trout ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2015, 8:46 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • 2015 FSFA Slam Fishing Report by Chris Schollmeyer Mahi Militia fished the slam this weekend and we did OK.  Got an early start hitting the PC ramp around 5 and had lines in at 615. There was a lot of scattered weed and overcast. Found a weed line about 180 and the shot gun line with a naked Ballyhoo started screaming like Wahoo turned out to be the 24.4 lbs dolphin that held up for second place. Trolled most of the day and picked up five more 5 lbs fins from 220 to 150. It was a fun day with good friends and an awesome turn out. Another great Slam. 
    Posted Jun 11, 2015, 1:01 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Offshore fishing Sebastian Inlet in the Bay Boat!! By Captain Ryan Dean May/June are some of my favorite months to offshore fish. We have the combo of calming seas, great fishing, and, while it’s hot, it’s not mid-summer hot. Add all of this up and you have the nose of the Triton heading East.People ask me all the time what my favorite kind of fishing is. And my answer usually surprises people. I would say that my number 1 favorite fishing is bottom fishing on our reefs here on the Treasure Coast. There is something for everyone out there. You want non stop action? Drop down a chicken rig with small pieces of cut bait and catch fish as fast as you can put your line in ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2015, 1:27 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • How To Go Fishing by Bailey Madsen
    Posted May 27, 2015, 5:02 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
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Recent Announcements

  • 2015 South Atlantic Red Snapper Fishing Season Red snapper will remain closed in South Atlantic Federal waters in 2015.  There will not be commercial or recreational seasons in 2015 because the total number of red snapper removed from the population in 2014 exceeded the allowable level. In 2013, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council developed, and NOAA Fisheries implemented, a standarized process that specifies harvest may only occur in a given year if total removals (landings plus dead discards) in the previous year were less than the number allowed for population rebuilding.  The total removals allowable for 2014 were 106,000 fish.  After evaluating landings and discard information for 2014, NOAA Fisheries has determined the estimates of total removals were 205,859 fish; therefore, the fishery remains ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2015, 6:35 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Port Canaveral Lock Closures The following is a notice to Mariners concerning the Port Canaveral lock system.CANAVERAL LOCKEAST AND WEST APPROACH WALL CONSTRUCTIONREFERANCES:a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters1. Notice to NavigationNotice is given that Canaveral Lock will have scheduled lock closures 0700 to 1700 Monday through Friday starting 14 October 2014 to 31 October 2015. Scheduled closures are to support east and west lock approach guide wall construction. During construction Canaveral lock operations will be restricted to vessels 40 feet wide or less. Vessels greater than 40 feet may be allowed depending on the phase of construction and with prior lock operator approval. For up to date Canaveral Lock information contact the shift operator at 312-783 ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2015, 9:15 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters Atlantic snook to close in state and federal watersFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission sent this bulletin at 05/26/2015 02:48 PM EDTMay 26, 2015Suggested Tweet: Atlantic snook recreational season closes June 1: #fishing #Florida @MyFWCAtlantic snook to close in state and federal waters The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1.Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal and state waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook is also closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, through Aug. 31, reopening Sept ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 9:29 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • FSFA Grant Report Dear Mr. Durkee and Members of the Florida Sport Fishing Association, Thank you again for the grant to assist in the purchasing aquarium tank set-ups for my classroom. With your generous grant of $500.00 , I was able to purchase three 20 gallon tanks with filters, heaters, lights, and gravel. I will be setting those tanks up with my students next academic year to introduce animal husbandry and the offspring of my breeding angelfish will be used to demonstrate genetics to all of my biology students and biostatistics to my AICE Biology students. I’ve attached photos for you to see of the angelfish and tanks. Wishing you and all of your members good health and great fishing, Johanna ...
    Posted May 19, 2015, 11:09 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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