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

  • Freshwater Spring Break by FSFA member John Dobbins 3/19/15 Thursday, 19 March 2015...C - 54...The Porta Potties are in place, it’s that time of year when the rowing teams from one of the northern schools appear.  Need to be a little careful as boat wakes can be a menace to them.  I would like to borrow a couple for the NMZ.  On to the fishing, trolled from the landing West to the Cattle Crossing Bridge.  Nothing but a few short Bass.  Past the bridge, started casting the edges of the weeds.  Picked up a 13 “ Speck on a jig.  Went back to trolling picked up a 12 “ Speck and several Bass, biggest Bass was right at 3 pounds. Seeing a lot of Bass fanning.  Also for the ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2015, 6:32 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Wabasso Trout and Reds by FSFA member John Dobbins 3/17/15 Out for another good day in paradise.  Launched at the Wabasso Causeway and headed north to Preachers.  The area is showing a lot of promise.  The grass is filling in, there are a few real nice pockets and the bait is plentiful.  The fish were not in a cooperative mood.  Lost one big Trout and landed one that went 17 “.  Decided to head to Hobart Landing.  As I got in range crossed it off for a stop.  Two yaks, four motor boats working the island, another boat was also coming out from Pine Island, later.  Headed South to the flats between the ICW and spoil islands.  Got a nice visit from un informed boater.  Working the outside edge I watched ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2015, 6:31 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • 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 Mar 6, 2015, 8:44 AM 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 Mar 6, 2015, 8:10 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
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Recent Announcements

  • 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
  • 47th Annual FSFA Offshore Slam 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
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 6:40 AM by Florida Sport Fishing Association
  • Boat U.S. Membership The FLORIDA SPORT FISHING ASSOC will now receive a 50% discount on the annual BoatUS Membership dues. Members pay just $15 a year, instead of the regular $30 ($20 for International members- regularly $40).• 24/7 On Water and On Road Towing Dispatch• Low Cost Marine Insurance Program• Member Rewards for shopping with our retail partner, West Marine - 4% back• Discounts at 1,000+ boating & fishing businesses for fuel, repairs, slips and more You will need the FSFA group code to take advantage of this offer. Ask an FSFA officer at a meeting for this code and it will be published in the monthly Cape Angler.
    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 10:55 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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