The FSFA places chum bags along the docks the night before to boost catches.
A major fund-raiser for the clinic is the annual FSFA Offshore Tournament, scheduled for June 2 out of Port Canaveral.
This was the first registered reef deployment offshore Brevard County since 2005 when the last of 486 concrete culverts were placed on two permitted Canaveral Port Authority sites by the Florida Sport Fishing Association (FSFA), a Cape Canaveral-based fishing club with a long history of artificial reef projects.
When talk started three years ago about building another reef, the FSFA joined with the Brevard County Natural Resources Boating and Waterways Program to build the Pyramids reef on an existing 4.4-square mile Brevard County site first permitted in 1988.
First they solicited the $15,000 necessary for the Army Corp survey, with three $5,000 donations coming from the FSFA, the Central Florida Offshore Anglers (CFOA) of Orlando, and the Brevard County Tourism Development Council.