Monday, October 23, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
I am sure everyone is asking the same question I am - when is this wind going to stop? The National Weather Service is predicting a shift to the Southeast, South, Southwest, West and finally Northwest starting Sunday evening into Wednesday morning when we will be receiving our first cool front of the fall. There are still some mullet schools to the north of us and this change of temperatures and wind should send them our way. How long the schools of mullet will hang around is anyone’s guess as we approach the end of October, but there is hope the surf will lay down so we can at least get a shot at wetting a line. This first front usually pushes schools of bluefish, spanish mackerel, and pompano into our area so let’s keep our fingers crossed. As far as the water quality is concerned, that’s going to be an ongoing situation so when the big waves back-off fill your trucks or cars with gas and start checking different areas to find your best water color. Believe it or not, conditions are going to improve and hopefully we will be bending some rods in the near future. The odds have been stacked against us since before Irma with the terrible conditions so we are due for a positive change!! Be sure to check Ed Killer's fishing report columns on a daily basis in the TC Palm publications or on tcpalm.com, along with Ed's end of week video reports which cover inshore, offshore, and freshwater. Fred Ciamatto, owner of The Snook Nook Bait and Tackle Shop's daily radio reports on 1450 AM WSTU at 7:30 am Monday to Friday, and 6 to 7 pm on Friday evening; and the South Florida Fishing Report on 94.3 WZZR on Saturday mornings from 6 to 8 am, where I contribute reporting the local surf action with Fred and Capt. Mark Dravo. I plan on hitting the beaches Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the upcoming week and will post what I find each evening. Good luck and catch em up.