Brevard County Surf & Fishing Report For Saturday, January 5, 2013


BREVARD COUNTY, Florida -- As of 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 jelly fish, including Portuguese Man-o-War, are not present in the water from Melbourne Beach, northward through Satellite Beach, Cocoa Beach and up to Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral, Florida. 
Look for purple flags flying at nearby lifeguard stations which would indicate the presence of jelly fish in the immediate area.  Red Flags indicate dangerous surf conditions including rip currents.

Sargasso seaweed is barely present on shore and in the water.  
Winds are from the north-northwest this morning around 10 miles per hour.

A near-shore current is moving southward.
Breaking waves are 1-2 feet and semi-glassy this morning. 


Surfing Hurricane Leslie Swells: VIDEO 


Surfing Hurricane Sandy Swells / Slater Brothers' Invitational 2012: VIDEO
Hurricane Sandy Waves and Storm Surge In Cocoa Beach, Florida: VIDEO

Conditions are O.K. for surf fishing today due to mostly-clean water and low winds.
In the open near-shore ocean waters, Black Drum, Blue Fish, Red Drum, Whiting and Pompano have been hitting up and down the Brevard County coastline and inlet mouths from Sebastian Inlet to Port Canaveral, Florida.  Black tip sharks, black drum, and whiting are the prevalent surf fishing catch with shrimp bait. 
If you are not surf casting today, it would be better to fish from Jetty Park, Port Canaveral locks, Cocoa Beach Pier, or Sebastian Inlet for flounder, black drum, and sheepshead near rocks and pilings.
A intracoastal fishing trip means picking the right spot today and sight casting as smaller fish have moved to the flats and shallows seeking warmer waters along with bigger fish following suit in the Banana River and Indian River around Merritt Island and Titusville southward to Indialantic, Florida.   The Indian River Lagoon water has settled with a light chop today.
Red fish are still hitting north of State Road 528 despite the Indian River Lagoon algae blooms which are the worst on the west and north side of the Indian River near Titusville, Florida.  Mystery Indian River Algae Identified, Dissipating

Always check the Front Page of Brevard each morning for the latest Surf and Fishing Report, or follow us on Facebook , Twitter , or use your news reader to receive automatic updates.


Current Temps: Water 68 F    Air 62 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 4.6 Ft. swell every 5 seconds.
120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 4.9 Ft. swell every 7 seconds.
07:01 AM Low
01:06 PM High
07:36 PM Low
  • Humidity 82%
  • Wind Speed NW 10 mph
  • Barometer 30.25 in (1024.5 mb)
  • Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
  • Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 5 Jan 5:55 am EST