Friday, September 15, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Sorry for the delay in posting the beach conditions but I had a minor computer problem last night. I spent about three hours yesterday checking out 14 of our local beaches and here are the results. Some of the accesses have steep drop downs of 5 to 6 feet and the ability to get you, family members, friends ,and your gear to a fishing area safely are going to be compromised. There are enough spots where the path to the beach has a gradual decline so if you are going to fish try these. Walton Rocks and John Brooks beaches are still closed with the gates locked.The areas with the big drop downs of 5 to 6 feet are Blue Heron, Normandy, Dollmans Beachside, Bob Graham, and Virginia Forrest. The fishable beaches are Middle Cove, Hermans Bay, County Line, Bryn Mawr, Tiger Shores, Stuart Beach, and Santa Lucea. The troughs and near shore channels have changed on many of the beaches but if you are going to head out in the near future my top four spots to try would be Tiger Shores, Stuart, Middle Cove, and Santa Lucea. These beach conditions will be changing on a daily basis due to wind, current, and tides but this should give you a good starting point. On a good note the mullet were getting pounded yesterday at Middle Cove but unfortunately they were out of casting range. As far as inshore and offshore troughs, I will be discussing them in further length at the seminar on Saturday at 3:30. The water color is still dirty and the first species that should be biting will be the croaker for that type of fishing and as the water quality improves the whiting and pompano will follow suit. Any beach where the mullet schools get within casting range the tarpon, snook, jacks, sharks, ladyfish, bluefish, and spanish mackerel will be in the mix.