Surf Fishing Forecast: May 2015

April had everything that this surf angler could ask for and more. Calm seas, warm/clear water, shifting winds, sunny days and sand fleas all over the beaches. These conditions were fantastic but, then the pompano showed up and all was right with my surf fishing world. I also met a lot of nice people during the month and had the pleasure of starting them off on their own personal surf fishing adventures.

Now even more good surf fishing news, we are going to do it all over again in May. I am sure that our fishing logs will record that April and May 2015 turned out to be superior fishing months for our local surf anglers. Look for pompano, black drum, bull whiting, and sheepshead to roam the Brevard County Coastline. Sand fleas and clams will be the best baits as all four of the fish species mentioned will take them with relish. I also suggest keeping an eye out for bait pods hugging the shore and remember that every cast does not have to be 100 yards. Finally, you will need to prospect for your fish in the troughs, holes and bars for best results. Good fishing and I’ll see you on the beach.

Sea Turtle Walk Reservations:
Starting May 1st the Barrier Island Center will start taking reservations for the June and July Guided Sea Turtle Walks. The Walks take place Monday thru Friday evenings in June and July. The cost is $15.00 per person and helps the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) fund these and other Endangered Sea Turtle programs. The group sizes are fixed at 22 people per group and they fill up rapidly. If you would like to see nature as it has been for millions of year’s its right on our Brevard County Beaches. Young and old alike find this program educational and rewarding.

Call 321- 723-3556 or visit for more information and to make your reservations.