Thursday, November 23, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Its 430 Thanksgiving morning and I am starting to put my gear together to head out and hopefully find some conditions that will prompt me to take my rods off of the truck. I spent yesterday morning looking for that opportunity and it did not happen. Dirty off colored water was spread out from the south end of Hutchinson Island to all the way up past Fort Piece Inlet to the Vero Beach area. I started at Tiger Shores beach and looked at Bryn Mawr, Bob Graham, County Line, Normandy, Middle Cove, Blue Heron, South Beach, Porpoise, Navy Seal, Avalon, and finally stopped my drive at Round Island State Park, where I ran into local regular Barry Richards, who was making this northward drive just like I was. The water color on the beaches in the Fort Pierce area were somewhat better than the all of the areas south of Fort Pierce Inlet but still left alot to be desired. I never wet a line but I did receive a text from Barry who had 2 shark bite offs and he finally quit fishing at Round Island when the weeds took over. On an encouraging note , it looked like the water was starting to clean up on South Hutchinson Island yesterday afternoon as I kept looking at the webcam shots as the afternoon wore on. Hopefully a couple of tide changes and the predicted wind shift to the south and southwest will improve our chances. The waders and folks fishing the river in their boats are catching trout, redfish, snook, ladyfish , jacks ,and pompano so if these conditions persist thats always an alternative. The local bridges are producing ladyfish, bluefish, jacks and some pompano also. Either way I hope everyone has a safe and healthy Thanksgiving . Good luck this weekend and catch em up.