Friday, August 11, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
The croaker have joined the party!! Surf fishing on the south end of Hutchinson Island got a lot better these past two days as large schools of nice sized croakers have joined forces with the big whiting that have been swimming in the first trough. To make things even better, the catch-and-release snook bite during the day has also been excellent as these guys are chasing down the croakers. I fished today and Wednesday and the action is great. Wednesday was a group effort with my son Randy, granddaughters Ashley and Kaitlyn, and Randy's in laws, Barry and Bonnie Rashkin. Everyone contributed to our catch and what a fish fry we are going to have this weekend!! Randy and I fished today and the action was non-stop with the big whiting and croaker from 7 - 11 am. The best bite has been centered around the high tide mark so target your fishing around those hours. Randy caught and released a nice slot sized snook on Wednesday and had three other run offs on live croaker. The snook bit again today and Randy released an over-the-slot-sized fish after a great fight. The whiting and croaker continue to bite on the Orange Clam fish bites and now that the Snook Nook is starting to see some increased numbers of shrimp, try a piece on one hook and a fishbite on the other, as the croaker favored the shrimp today. We also caught a mangrove snapper and some palometa in the mix on Wednesday. The weeds that have been so prevalent on a lot of our local beaches have not been a factor on Stuart Beach and Santa Lucea, and those are the two areas I have been fishing. This action should continue as we approach the middle of August so get out and enjoy it!