Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
The Pompano bite has turned on big time for anyone who has been fishing from the Hobe Sound to Juno beaches. As the big swell we had been experiencing finally started to diminish, the water cleaned up and the wave action backed off. The Pompano started chewing over the weekend and this could be the start of the springtime run that we see in March and April. Like I mentioned in a previous post, Randy and I made the drive to Bridge Road access in Hobe Sound on Sunday and although there was still some swell activity the pompano made a great showing. Orange Clam Fishbites and clam strips produced the majority of the limit catches we put in the cooler and the bite really turned on as the tide turned to the incoming stage. Traditionally the afternoon bite in the spring is usually the most productive for those who target the Pompano and believe me, we left them biting. Right now the size of these fish is impressive and you won't have to measure the majority of the ones you are catching. I spoke with a couple of commercial Pompano fisherman and they said the bite was fantastic right up until dark. I returned by myself today and started fishing after noon time and had no problem in getting my limit of six and then stayed for a short time and played catch-and-release. EZ Flea Fishbites, clam strips, and natural sand fleas all produced today. Daylight Savings time is going to increase our fishing time and with the body of fish that are holding in the Hobe Sound area this great activity should continue. Please use some surf fishing beach etiquette and give the folks fishing in your area at least 30 to 40 yards between your setup and theirs. This area is pretty popular at the moment and these fish are moving up and down the beach so you will get an opportunity to bend a rod.
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