Thursday, August 31, 2017

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

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It's 7:30 pm on Thursday night and the anticipated re-opening of the snook season is only four and a half hours away. This past month has seen a lot of snook swimming the beach in the first trough and your chances of taking one home in the upcoming days should be pretty good. Early morning and late afternoon artificial lures like the Live Target Mullet and Sardine baits, YoZuri Crystal Minnows, DOA Baitbusters, and Tsunami swim baits will all provide hook ups. Remember to cast north and south as these great fish will be moving up and down the beach within 15 yards of the edge. If you are going to target them during the day, a live croaker fished on a CP or Fishfinder rig, will certainly draw their attention. We are going to have our full moon next Wednesday and this should certainly get more and more mullet schools flooding down our coast. Snook, tarpon, sharks, big jacks, spanish mackerel, bluefish, and ladyfish will all join the party as well. I just came back from fishing this afternoon and weeds were still a problem at Tiger Shores, Santa Lucea, and Hermans Bay. I went north to Middle Cove Beach access and that spot was very fishable. There was not much bait there but I managed to put a dozen nice whiting and croaker in the cooler. For those of you targeting snook, the near shore edge of the trough at Tiger Shores has been holding lots of 4 to 6 inch croakers, so if you want to catch some live bait, that is the spot I would target to put some of these little guys in your bait bucket. Cast your fishbite between the patches of weeds and you will get some bait quickly. Good luck this weekend and catch em up.

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