New Date - 2021 Annual Tournament set for June 12th

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Due to the heavy winds the week of May 22nd, the CFOA 35th Annual Offshore Tournament will be rescheduled to June 12th with the Captain's Party at Fishlips on June 11th.

If you preregistered for the Tournament online and cannot make the new date of June 12th, 2021, CFOA will refund your entry fee upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@mycfoa.com or message us on Facebook.

Visit the tournament site cfoatourney.com for more information.


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No Social in June

Due to scheduling issues with postponing the tournament, we will no longer be having our social in June.  Please look to the website and facebook for information regarding our July Social.  

Remembering One of Our Founders - Bill Mathews

One of our founding members, Bill Mathews, recently left us for a better fishing grounds. Please pray for Bill and his family and, pass this on to others knew Bill.

"As an outdoorsman, he was passionate about fishing his entire life, he was one of the founding members of Central Florida Offshore Anglers (CFOA). An outstanding offshore fisherman, he won many tournaments and awards, often competing with his oldest daughter Lisa."

https://www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com/.../Bill-Mathews...



Monthly Socials Are Back On!

May 10th - Terry Winn - Tournament Fishing

Born and raised in Central Florida and has been fishing the saltwater areas of the State for over 55 years including the Gulf Middle Grounds, Tortugas and East Coast from Daytona to Sebastian Inlet along with fishing the “Otherside” and areas. of the Bahamas. Other areas fished include Panama, Alaska, Long Island and Venice, Louisiana. Has a passion for all saltwater types of fishing but has been specializing in bottom fishing the past several years.

Retired Fire Chief/Paramedic and holds a 100 ton USCG Master license. Has been featured in articles and TV for Florida Sportsman Magazine and has worked extensively with Dolphin and Red Snapper tagging programs. Past President of Central Florida OffShore Anglers fishing club (CFOA) and has been the top Boat in both inshore and offshore Club Divisions numerous times in their annual interclub competition. Holds numerous club records for the CFOA as well as the Florida Sport Fishing Association. Has been awarded the designation of Master Angler by the FSFA

We will be hosting this month's CFOA meeting at the Mud Hole’s training room. We will also be streaming the meeting on Facebook live.  https://www.facebook.com/Centralfloridaoffshoreanglers

Note: CDC social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Masks must be worn and social distancing separation.    No food will be served because of the pandemic.

When:  May 10th  2021 @ 6:30pm

Where:

Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Inc.

2133 Component Loop Suite 1001

Oviedo, FL 32765

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Chris Roody Wins Cobiathon with 55 lbs. 7 oz. fish

Congratulations to CFOA's Chris Roody for winning the 2021 2 week virtual Cobiathon with a 55 lbs. 7 oz. Fish.  







Cobiathon - 2 Week Virtual tournament starts March 15th.

DATES: MARCH 15th through March 31st

WHERE: Online Virtual Weigh In

REQUIREMENTS:  Picture of the club member holding the fish with A TOKEN and a picture of the weight on a digital scale.  A token will be required in both pictures.  Look to your clubs facebook, website, and your club meetings for what to put on the token by March 14th.

TOKEN: We are requiring a token in the picture with the fish.  You can Download The token here.  Print it out, fold it, and put it in a ziploc bag for the picture.  

Rules: Catch the largest cobia by rod and reel

The friendly inter-club Cobiathon is set for March 15 through March 31.  We are encouraging people to get out and fish, show your club colors and have a great time.

Club Winner: The FSFA or CFOA member that catches the largest Cobia during the tournament dates.   Club winner will receive a rod and reel setup provided by FSFA.  Club winner will also get a plaque with their name and bragging rights for their club for the year.

Guest WinnerThe guest angler on a Club members boat that catches the largest Cobia during the tournament dates.  The winning guest angler will receive a free membership to either FSFA or CFOA.

We encourage everyone to get out and fish, have a great time.

Please send a text and pictures to Chris Pashos 603-345-0142 and Scott Sampson 407-415-0086 of the fish with the club member in the picture and a picture of the fish on a digital scale clearly showing the weight of the fish.

Special Note: The token here will be needed with the picture in order to qualify. Please print and retain in a zip lock bag and carry with you.



Help Secure Funding for Another Artificial Reef

The application process has began once again for this years funding of the artificial reef. This will be the 6th reef in as many years, we need you help to make sure it is funded. We everyone’s help so please take action.

You can help by expressing your support of the reef project via email to  Matt.Culver@brevardfl.gov

You should also feel free to copy and paste the following message:

To Whom It May Concern:

I fully support the artificial reef program for 2021-2021. Brevard County’s artificial reefs offer residents and visitors additional recreational fishing opportunities near shore approximately 15 miles from Port Canaveral, it is easily accessible to all. The reef also offers excellent diving opportunities. As we continue to expand the reef, more people will visit, which in turn supports and expands the local economy and small businesses in Brevard County. Businesses such as those in boating sales, storage, repair, bait and tackle stores, fuel, food and lodging as well as supporting the local charter captains.

I fully support the deployment of this artificial reef.

Respectfully,

Concerned Citizen



February 8th - Scott Lum - Tripletail!

Watch Again: If you missed it, watch the facebook video here.


We are pleased to announce that we are going to start up meetings again starting on February 8th.  Captain Scott Lum will be our guest speaker presenting on Triple Tail fishing.  Captain Scott Lum is an expert at nearshore and offshore fishing for numerous species including tripletail and cobia.  Read more about Captain Lum here;

http://www.centralfloridacharters.com/about-captain-scott/

We will be hosting the CFOA February meeting at the Mud Hole’s training room. We will also be streaming the meeting on Facebook live.  https://www.facebook.com/Centralfloridaoffshoreanglers

Note: CDC social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Masks must be worn and social distancing separation.    No food will be served because of the pandemic.

When:  February 8th  2021 @ 6:30pm

Where:

Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Inc.

2133 Component Loop Suite 1001

Oviedo, FL 32765

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Happy New Year CFOA

2020 was a difficult year for everyone. With the COVID19 pandemic we had to cancel our annual tournament and regular meetings. We have missed getting to see everyone, hearing fishing stories, and learning new tips and tricks from our local captains to help improve our fishing skills. Even with the restrictions of the pandemic we were able to have successful virtual red snapper and redfish tournaments that saw good participation from our members and some big fish caught.

We were also able to have a successful end of the year banquet that we held outdoors at Seminole Woods Park. At the banquet we were able to elect our new BOD for 2021 and are as follows:

President: David Clark

Vice President: Scott Van de Houten

Treasurer: Ken Mueller

Secretary: Michael Travis

Weighmaster: Scott Sampson

Membership: Jeff Hood

Sponsorship: Jerry Hutcheson

Going forward in 2021 we plan to start having our regular monthly meetings again. We will be doing these either in person and/or virtually according to local and CDC guidelines. We have our annual tournament scheduled for May 22nd and are hoping for a great turnout this year. We are still working with FSFA and CCA on the Brevard county offshore reef project and are also working with them on a new inshore reef project which we will have more details coming out in the next few months.

Please fill out the survey with this to help us with moving forward and engaging everyone better through this pandemic. Also don’t forget to renew your memberships. I look forward to a successful and fun 2021 for the CFOA and its members.

Thank you,

David Clark

New Year, New Club Tournament

It's 2021 and our club tournament is in full swing.  This tournament is for club members only.  From Nov. 1st to Oct. 31st you measure your catches and submit your weigh slip online.  There are categories for inshore and offshore species.  You receive points for the top 3 of each species.  You also earn angler and boat points.  The ultimate goal is to win top boat honors for the year.

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September 2020 Redfish Tournament Results

We had a great virtual redfish tournament. We had a lot of big fish weighed in and would like to congratulate everyone for their catches. 1st place and a $200 Academy Sports gift card goes to Scott Sampson with a 41" redfish. 2nd place and a $100 Academy Sports gift card goes to Mark Elliot with a 34" redfish. There was a tie for 3rd place between Ellen Elliot and Gina Jaegar with 27" redfish and a $50 Academy Sports gift card Congratulations to these guys and everyone who participated.



July 2020 Red Snapper Tournament - Winners

We had a great snapper season even though the weather wasn't the best. We had a lot of big fish weighed in and would like to congratulate everyone for their catches. The top 3 were very close together. 1st place and a $200 Academy Sports gift card goes to Rodney Sahr with a 21.2 pound snapper, 2nd place and a $100 Academy Sports gift card goes to Jeff Hood with a 21.1 pound snapper, and 3rd place and a $50 Academy Sports gift card goes to Chris Roody with a 21.0 pound snapper. Congratulations to these guys and everyone who participated.


 Rodney Sahr 21.2 lbs and Chris Roody 21.0 lbs

 Jeff Hood with his 21.10 lbs Red Snapper


State Reef Fish Survey Moving to Atlantic as Well

Starting July 1, 2020, all those who intend to fish for or harvest certain reef fish from a private vessel in Florida are required to obtain the State Reef Fish Angler designation. The statewide State Reef Fish Survey will be replacing the Gulf Reef Fish Survey.




July 17th, 2019 - Artificial Reef "Cary Kresge Pyramids" deployed 15 miles east of Port CanaveralJuly 17th

Pyramids" deployed 15 miles east of Port Canaveral

Space Coast Artificial Reef Advisory Board (SCARAB) comprised of FSFA, CFOA, CCA and Brevard County boating and waterways program has successfuly deployed the 4th artificial reef in as many years.   Matt Culver from Brevard County, Christine Kittle and Jeff Renchen FWC artificial reef program and Chris Pashos FSFA Director left the dock at at 6:00 AM and were on site by 7:00 AM.  The crew began deploying at 9:45 AM  and completed at 11:30 AM with the 23 pyramids in place.  The pattern is 4 rows wide and 6 deep spaced approximately 30 feet apart.  The pyramids are contructed of marine grade concrete and cocquina rock.  

Subsequent to the deployment Christine and Jeff dove last years deployment of reef balls.  There was good marine growth, bait pods and predatory fish on the reef. This is exactly what we're trying to accomplish with placing the artificial reefs to improve fish habitat and fishing opportunites for sportsman. 

Many thanks to the cooperative effort of the SCARAB and all the wonderful members of each club that contribute to make this deployment possible.

Newy Reef Deployed August 7th, 2018

The 3rd artificial reef named Newy Reef, in honor of longtime CFOA member Donald Newhauser,  was deployed on August 7th, 15 miles east of the port and .28 miles south of Ebins Pyramids. I accompanied Matt Culver from Brevard County, Christine and Jeff from FWC artificial reef division in Tallahassee. It was a bit sporty heading out, and the waves also kept the reef deployment contractor from getting set up right away. After the seas calmed down a bit the barge put out the anchors and began to depoly the reef balls 4.5’ high and 5' base. The first reef ball began the descend to the ocean floor at 2:45 PM and the 24th was completed at 7:20 PM.  This reef will provide additional fishing opportunities to our fellow anglers out of Port CanaveralMatt made a dive last week to survey the reef balls, he noted that algae was already growing and there were various small fish already congregated in the reef.  Many thanks to FSFA, CFOA and CCA clubs and their memberships that provided the matching funds again this year to make this possible.  



Location For Our Socials

Our new location will be Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Inc.

2133 Component Loop Suite 1001

Oviedo, FL 32765

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About Our Fishing Club

Mark Wright Talking About Mosquito Lagoon

Monthly Socials

Every month we have a social featuring a guest speaker to talk about saltwater fishing.  There are also raffles, fishing reports, and food.  If you are a beginner this is a great way to learn new techniques.  If you are an experienced angler please come out and share what you have learned.   

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Fishing Tournaments 

We have at least 2 tournaments every year.  Our annual CFOA tournament is held in May out of Port Canaveral.  It has over $10,000 in cash and prizes and is open to the public.  Learn More

We also have a year long club tournament.  This tournament is for club members only.  From Nov. 1st to Oct. 31st you measure your catches and submit your weighslip online.  You receive points for the top 3 of each species.  You also earn angler and boat points.  The ultimately goal is to win top boat honors for the year. Learn More

Rigging Seminar

Every year we hold a rigging seminar. Walk from table to table and learn from local guides and companies.  Get one on one time and ask all the questions you would like.

Topics will cover inshore and offshore saltwater fishing, rod & reel maintenance, knots, arts, and more!


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