Friday, November 10, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
It seems like this is the same information that I posted last week and I am sure its going to sound very familiar. There are definitely some fish migrating into our area and the key again today was to find the cleanest water. I had some friends that fished on the southern end of Hutchinson Island at Tiger Shores, Santa Lucea, and Stuart beach, but that action proved to be slow with a couple of whiting and jacks proving to be the only species taken. I found some cleaner green water at Middle Cove Beach and fished with Chuck Frith of Jensen Beach. We were lucky enough to put a few big pompano, whiting and bluefish in the cooler, along with playing catch-and-release with some nice jacks and ladyfish. Fishbites and clam strips produced all of the bites at this spot and the fish were staying out in the second trough, 70 - 90 yards off of the beach. The bluefish activity was picking up steam when we left the beach and I am sure cut mullet fished on a bottom rig would have produced those bites all afternoon. As November moves along the ticket is still going to be fishing in cleaner green water, so look before you get situated with all of your gear. This weekend is not going to be kind to anyone looking to bend a rod whether you are going to target the surf or head offshore in a boat. The wind is forecast to come from the north on Friday at 20 knots and the increase to 20 - 25 knots on Saturday into Saturday night. I really feel bad for all of the folks that were planning on targeting red snapper over the weekend as that fishery will shut down again Sunday night. There are plenty of mackerel, bluefish, and pompano being caught north of Vero Beach in the surf and as those schools head down the coast, our fishing will only get better.