Friday, September 22, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Surf fishing continues to be very challenging due to the swells from Jose and moving forward, we will experience the same conditions from Maria as she moves on the predicted northerly path well to the east of us this weekend. We should be thankful that this is the only effects we are going to experience from this storm. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the island communities that took the brunt of this major storm and after watching reports of the battering that Puerto Rico took we are very lucky. Dirty water and high surf conditions are something we can deal with. I spent some time yesterday checking out local beaches and found fishing conditions to be very difficult. Middle Cove, Herman’s Bay, Tiger Shores, and Bridge Road in Hobe Sound all had big surf and brown water. My son and I ended up fishing on the dock at Twin Rivers Park in Port Salerno and had some fun catching jacks, catfish, and a 20-pound ray. Fishbites, cut shrimp, and live finger mullet all produced the bites. When we first got there pods of tarpon could be seen hammering the mullet schools that were south of us at that location. I plan on being there at an earlier time today, Thursday, and hopefully get a couple of bites from those fish. The river has plenty of mullet moving along our shores and jacks, snook, and tarpon will all be in pursuit of this bait as they continue moving into our area. I wanted to remind everyone that the popular Snook-A-Palooza fishing tournament kicks off with registration and the Captains Meeting Friday night at Pirates Cove Marina in Stuart at 6:30 pm. This tournament contributes to a great cause, Making Strides against Breast Cancer, so let’s get out and support it. I will also be in the studio at WSTU 1450 am from 6 to 7 pm with local fishing expert and owner of the Snook Nook, Fred Ciamotto, reporting on species, tackle, techniques, and locations to target your local fishing efforts this weekend.