Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
It looked like the good pompano fishing in our area was all set to take off after the action on Sunday and Monday but once again strong easterly winds have found their way back into our forecast and that bite shut down today. Recreational limits were the norm on Sunday afternoon and all day Monday at Middle Cove beach access . Some fishermen I talked to had their six fish limit in less than an hour as the seasons first big body of pompano settled in at that location. Sandfleas were all along the edge of the surf and that undoubtedly was the factor that was keeping these fish there. Fishbites, clam strips, and natural sand fleas all proved to be the ticket to putting the pompano in the coolers. Big whiting and croaker were also taken and if the 20 to 25 knot winds had not come on today that bite would have continued. I was there this morning at dawn hoping for a repeat of the previous two days but Mother Nature was not going to allow that to happen. I managed a croaker and a few big whiting before the rough surf chased me from the beach. The good news is the fish are here and I am sure the folks that are planning on catching some delicious pompano in the surf or heading offshore to take advantage of the reopened Red Snapper season this weekend are keeping their fingers crossed for a break from the wind. I will be trying the next couple of days and will post conditions and results as soon as I return from the beach. Good luck and catch em up.