Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

I have had a few calls the past couple of days from some anglers that somehow got on a couple of beaches and it sounds like the tarpon are everywhere . Find the bait and you will find these great game fish . I am fishing tomorrow and expect the croaker and whiting to pick up where they left off before the weekend closures . Expect the live shrimp supply to dry up at the local bait shops as it usually does in July . Bring an extra bag of Bloodworm or Pink Shrimp Fishbites so you do not run short . Snook Nook still had a great supply as of Thursday so stop by and stock up . The Darcizzle croaker and whiting trip from last Wednesday should be edited and up on the Darcizzle Offshore YouTube channel towards the end of this week according to Darcie and Brian . Light winds, reopening beaches, lots of bait and plenty of fish should make this week a pretty good one on our local beaches .

Sebastian Inlet Report

     Mangrove Snapper are running!

Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle tells the fishing has really picked up.  Mangrove Snapper are running throughout the inlet and in the backwaters hitting on their favorite bait, live shrimp.  You have your choice of fishing spots at the Park to target these guys from land.
Spanish Mackerel have been running pretty good too we hear.  They are biting on little spoons, jigs and Gotcha lures.  Your best bet – try the North and South jetties.
We have been getting reports of massive Red Drum, again throughout the inlet system, with a few smaller keepers in between.  Use live shrimp here too and please remember your bag and size limits.  
Some Tarpon and big Permit have been seen at night off the North Jetty.  Tarpon are hitting on flare jigs and shallow diving plugs.  Permit will hit live shrimp or crab, if you can find them.  Tommy even tells us there’s been some Barracuda around too, so watch out. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

The calm conditions continue, with early morning west winds making the surf look like a lake. Bait on the beaches includes Pilchards, Threadfin Herring ( greenies ), glass minnows, and croakers. Snook activity is picking up in many places, with some really solid fish being caught. Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, sharks, and Tarpon are also getting in on the action. Inshore, the afternoon rains and heat have combined to make much of the water dirty, but Snook and baby Tarpon are being caught around culverts and outflows, but fish early or late to avoid the heat. 


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Well , if anyone was planning on going to the beach this weekend to cash in on this great whiting and croaker fishing you are going to have to wait until Monday . Beaches are closed starting tomorrow afternoon in Martin and St Lucie counties and all beaches south of there. Based on the spike in Coronavirus cases here in south Florida its really no surprise. So its going to be a weekend off from this great fishing but I am expecting things to be pretty good next week when we can hit the beach. I had the great opportunity to take Darcizzle up to the beach this morning and after a slow start things picked up and Darcie and Brian put 68 nice whiting and croaker in their cooler for their trip home. After about 2 minutes of giving them some tips about hooking these fish ,it was game on and they used their expertise to bend the rods . If anyone has ever watched their videos about any type of fishing they take on ,its no surprise they filled the cooler. Bloodworm and Pink Shrimp Fishbites with small pieces of fresh shrimp continue to catch these fish day after day. If anyone goes to the beach without bringing a bag or two of Fishbites , you are reducing your chance of having a great day . Cut the Fishbites into small quarter inch pieces and you will catch fish after fish. The Darcizzle video of this great day should be up on their site to view next Thursday . Its a weekend off from hitting the beach so I hope everyone has a great Fourth of July holiday and enjoy whtever activities you may do.