Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
The east winds are subsiding and conditions look fishable for the remainder of the week along our local beaches. There should be some pompano swimming the second trough, but don't waste too much time if you are looking to catch a few in the upcoming days. Their northern migration is on and most likely by mid-month this fishery will become very spotty. The good news is those of us who enjoy catching snook in the first trough should see them in greater numbers every day, as they will be searching out the abundance of small whiting and croaker that populate the shoreline at this time of year. Live-lining a small croaker on a 3/0 circle hook will provide some great strikes. For those of you that like to catch your snook on artificials, a Yo Zuri crystal minnow or the new Live Target soft swim bait will be deadly early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Make your casts in a north/south direction as the snook will be tight to the shoreline in the first trough. Whiting, croaker, jacks, ladyfish, and blue runners will be available all day by fishing Fishbites, cut shrimp, and clam strips on a bottom rig.
This is a transitional month into the early summer species and techniques. I will be doing a Early Summer Surf Fishing seminar on May 20th at 2:30 pm at Bass Pro Shops in Port St Lucie. I will be discussing, species, baits, techniques, tackle, locations, and even a few recipes to use on some of these tasty fish that will be available. The admission is free and the location will be in front of the aquarium.