Friday, March 16, 2018

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Conditions along our area beaches are going to be as nice as we have seen in some time this weekend. Calm surf and clean water is back and all we need is for the pompano, whiting, croaker, jacks ,and bluefish to cooperate. The large body of pompano seem to be holding in the Hobe Sound -Juno Beach area but hopefully some of those fish will move north into the Hutchinson Island area. I had to cancel another charter trip yesterday morning due to the rough surf and dirty water conditions but fished Middle Cove Beach in the late afternoon after the conditions improved . The bite was not outstanding but I managed to put a few pompano and whiting in the cooler. The report from the Juno Pier area yesterday was of a pretty good continuing pompano bite. The weekend looks great so get your Fishbites,Clam strips , and sand fleas and hit the local beaches.Good luck this weekend and catch em up. If you are fished out by Sunday afternoon come to my Surf Fishing for Snook Seminar at Bass Pro Shops at 2 pm.

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Snook fishing remains the main game in town right now.  The bridges continue to produce a decent bite at night, while docks and seawalls continue to hold the snook during the day.  The springtime mullet are still coming through; so the snook are not afraid to eat a big bait right now.  Sheepshead, black drum, and even a few redfish are hanging out in the ICW and Loxahatchee river right now and are eating live shrimp pretty good.  The tarpon are in Palm Beach Inlet, along with some schools of big jacks. 

SURF/PIER-  The Juno Beach Pier saw some good action this week on big bluefish and good numbers of pompano as well.  The bluefish were chomping big topwater plugs and diamond jigs, while the pompano were eating sand fleas and clams the best.  The blacktip sharks were not far behind either the blues or the pompano. Good if your into shark, bad if your trying to get dinner to the beach!  Along the beach, the pompano action has been very good.  Early morning and late afternoon produced the best bite on the pompano.  Sandfleas, clams, and fishbones were the baits of choice for the pompano.  Croaker and whiting have been biting in the first trough.  Some schools of big jacks moving along the beach as well.  

Sebastian Inlet Report


Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Snook, Reds and Blues

It’s a beautiful morning at the inlet.  Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 8 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a light to moderate chop on the water.  We have a real nice weekend forecasted and it looks as if our boaters are finally going to get a break and get off the docks.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the bite has picked up.  Spanish Mackerel starting showing up yesterday in decent numbers and size.  Gotcha lures are always a good bet when targeting the species.  A wire leader is recommended to prevent break offs from their razor sharp teeth.  These fish are a lot of fun to catch, if you can!  Snook, Reds, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, a few Blues and Jacks are in the mix as well.  Get out and wet a line this weekend!
Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty Wednesday and sent in an update and today’s photo.  He reported a cold, windy day on the jetty and he lost two Black Drum due to line breaking.  Mike was using live shrimp which worked well.  He managed to bring two Black Drum, 23” and 27” over the rails along with a 16” Pompano.  Several oversized Reds were landed and released by other anglers and quite a few Blues were caught on lures during the outgoing tide.  

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the snook bite has been steady with a few fish around the inlet and bridges on jigs. The trout fishing has been steady with a few fish to the south around middle cove soft bait like D.O.A have worked the best. The pompano bite has been good around J.C park and the inlet on the incoming tide with jigs and sandflease. The weather is looking great for the weekend hopefully everyone can get out! 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Talk Time With Paul Sperco

Paul will be be presenting a Seminar this Sunday at Bass Pro Shops in Port St Lucie at 2 pm . The topic for this event is Surf Fishing for Snook. I will be covering all of the usual areas like tackle, locations,baits, times to fish, and even a recipe or two. This is a popular fishery and will be getting better and better as our waters warm. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the snook bite has been good with some fish around in the inlet and around the bridges on live bait and jigs. The pompano bite has been good on the beach and in the river on the incoming tide around J.C Park with sandfleas and little jigs in green and pink. 

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the West-Northwest at 6 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  Conditions are looking much better at the inlet but NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution due to the northwest winds.  Winds will shift to the North this afternoon.
We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty on Monday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:30. He didn’t have good news.  The bite was incredibly slow, so slow that he didn’t even get a bite the entire time!  A good group of inlet regulars were out and the story was the same up and down the jetty, very few fish.  Mike saw 2 undersized Black Drum that were landed and returned, 1 short Snook and 1 Snook that was in the slot.  That was the grand tally for Monday afternoon.  Hopefully with conditions starting to settle down, we’ll see it pick up.  Thanks Mike!
Or angler of the day is David Guttmann of Orlando with a real nice 20” Sheepshead he landed off the north jetty.