Space Coast Bass Finatics is largemouth bass fishing club that operates out of Brevard County Florida. The club is not affiliated with BASS, FLW, any other larger tournament association, or any commercial entity whatsoever.
The Space Coast Bass Finatics was formed on August 1, 1988 by a group of Lockheed Space Operations (LSOC) employees as a means of enjoying the great sport of bass fishing. From founding until September 2012, the club was called LERA Bass Club where LERA stood for Lockheed Employee Recreation Association because the club originally operated with association and benefits from Lockheed. Over the years, Lockheed became Lockheed Martin and then United Space Alliance took over operations at KSC. The club retained the LERA Bass Club name until September 30, 2012 when club members decided to change the name to Space Coast Bass Finatics.
The club uses a team fishing format with each team consisting of two people fishing out of the same boat. It is a small club with a maximum of 25 boats allowed to enter each tournament. The club fishes year round with 11 monthly tournaments and a "classic" at the end of each season. The season starts in September of each year and tournaments are generally held on the last Sunday of each month. Most members reside in Brevard County Florida as the tournament lakes are chosen with proximity to this location in mind.
The club was founded with the following purposes in mind:
- To stimulate public awareness of bass fishing as a major sport.
- To offer the state conservation department our organized moral and political support.
- To improve our skills as bass anglers through a fellowship that fosters a friendly exchange of bass catching techniques and ideas and to promote and encourage the love for this recreation.