Monday, August 7, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Weeds, weeds, and more weeds . This isn't exactly the way I wanted to start out this latest fishing report from our local beaches but unfortunately this is the biggest factor to report. I tried fishing Stuart beach yesterday and only lasted thirty minutes until the beach became unfishable .I received another phone call today from my son who tried Stuart beach again and the conditions were the same. I spoke with another surf fisherman who looked at Dollmans, Hermans Bay, and Middle Cove and he reported mats of weeds in the first trough. Looking at the wind forecast for the immediate future , the persistent southeast winds are supposed to be with us through the beginning of next week. The weed patches are holding tight to the shore which is eliminating the chance of hooking some whiting and croaker along the near shore edge. On a better note schools of bait have made their way to the Fort Pierce Inlet area and if this movement continues tarpon, jacks, and spanish mackerel could provide some action on artificials early in the morning and late in the day. Some of this bait is holding 20 to 30 yards off the beach where the weeds are less evident. I am going searching on Sunday for any beaches that may be clear enough to fish and will post a report on Sunday night. I am definitely going to give Walton Rocks a look because the outer reef there can sometimes keep the big mats of weeds away from the beach. Take a look at more than one beach and you may be lucky enough to find one that is fishable.