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.
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2015 FSFA Offshore Slam

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. 

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

  • Fishing Report - Early March, 2015 By Captain Mark Wright It’s been windy so far this month, but the redfish are biting! During the past several trips we are finding a decent bite extremely early (barely light), but the bite is very short lived. The fish are not leaving the areas, they are simply finished eating. This is a common trait during the full moon AND new moon cycles. Exude Darts, soft plastic swim baits and shrimp imitations rigged weedless have been our best producers, though small walking top-water plugs are catching slot reds and spotted seatrout too. The best bite has actually been at mid-day. Don’t worry about the wind unless it’s howling to the point of being unsafe. Cut bait has been producing ...
    Posted by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Tripletail Sight Fishing - 02/26/2015 By FSFA Member Capt. Gary Verbanic Sr. Submitted by Capt Gary Verbanic Sr Also present 1 Ralph Terysen Also present 2 Devin Cox Also present 3 Gary Sr Date of trip 02/25/2015 Location Port Canaveral Type of fishing Offshore So Tuesday evening I went to the FSFA, Florida Sport Fishing Associations monthly meeting here in Merritt Island. Great club and great people, but one of the things I love about the club is picking everyones brain a bit for any new info or tips I can get. Tuesdays meeting had a great guest speaker.....Captain Scott Lum of Outcast Sportfishing Charters. Scott has probably caught more Tripletail than anyone in Port Canaveral and held a 6 pound class IGFA world record for Tripletail.Some members ...
    Posted by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Catching Big Trout - 03/03/2015 by Capt. Peter Deeks, Jr. Today we fished 2-3' deep potholes in the grass with hard twitch baits, like the Sebile suspending stick shad and assorted live baits. I downsized the leaders to three feet of 20lb fluorocarbon...seemed to really help.We caught around 20 trout with most in the 22-25" range, with one going 27 and another 30" (30"er was as thick as they come).  My clients also boated 5 snook, two redfish and some jacks.  It was a great day and we were off the water before lunch.  The fish really seem to be firing up!  Its' gonna be a good spring .
    Posted by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Bonus Day - 02/16/2015 by John Dobbins Still trying to figure out why people were carping about the wind today. Stayed out all day and did not consider it to be very windy. Stayed South of Wabasso, was considering fishing Preachers, but a fellow angler told me that they fished that area Sunday, plenty of slot Trout, nothing over 17”. Starting to catch small Grouper on the channel edges. with this info in mind headed South to Hobart Landing . Nothing in the grass or around the island. A lot of bait. Move to the channel. Nothing but Bluefish. Most of them right at 14”. Headed to north Sister to fish the the mat grass. Once again a lot of bait. Got back into the mud. Today, the ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 8:22 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
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Recent Announcements

  • Golden Tile Fish Daily Bag Limits Raise the limit of recreational Golden Tile Fish Daily Bag Limits From 1 per day to 4 per day per Angler. This would Be more in line with rest of the fisherys in the US. Presently the commercial guys get 97% of the Allocation.That's why I signed a petition to south Atlantic fishery management council, which says: "Raise the Limit of golden tile fish bag limits from 1 re day per angler to 4 per day per angler... The commercial guys presently get 97% of the allocation in our region."Will you sign this petition? Click here:!
    Posted by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Brevard County Public School's Marine Science Programs The FSFA is proud to support the instructors and students in Brevard County Public School's Marine Science Programs. Our educational grant program has been spearheaded by Scott Chandler (2nd from left) for many years. To date, the FSFA has donated over $44,000.00 in these grants. Photo: Dr. Binggeli, Superintendent, Scott Chandler, John Durkee, Curt Thurston, Foundation Director Janice Kershaw and Amy Kneessy, School Board Chairperson
    Posted Feb 26, 2015, 7:40 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • MRC Lagoon Fest - Saturday, March 7th, 2015 - 11:00 am to 10:00 pm The FSFA invites you to attend the MRC LagoonFest on March 7th, 2015 to raise money and awareness about the health of our Indian River Lagoon. Music, activities, fun and education. Visit for tickets & more information.
    Posted Feb 11, 2015, 12:55 PM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • FWC Lionfish App Updated The Report Florida Lionfish App is now more interactive than ever. Not only can you continue reporting your lionfish sightings and catches, your reports and photographs are documented on an interactive map. The map includes your important data such as where you found your catch, the date caught, how many you saw or removed and what type of gear you used. You can use this map to help determine where lionfish are being spotted and what reefs have recently been cleaned. There is even a “show reef” option that maps all of Florida’s artificial reefs and provides the location and depth at which each reef can be found. You can also share your submission on Face book or Twitter ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2015, 12:14 PM 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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