Pompano, whiting, croaker, bluefish, and jacks were all on the catch list this weekend, as well as today, but the great springtime surf fishing is going to be on hold for the next few days. Winds are forecast to pick up through midweek and the big swells that we experienced prior to this last spell of great weather are coming back. Hopefully as we approach the holiday weekend the swell will subside and the bite will continue. Middle Cove, Bob Graham, Tiger Shores, and Bridge Road beach in Hobe Sound are all locations that have been producing fish. It was a family fishing weekend with my wife Deb, step-daughter April Tweed who was escaping the cold in Pennsylvania, my son Randy, his father-in-law Barry Rashkin and Randy's friend Craig Kaufman visiting from NJ. Everyone contributed to our nice catch of pompano, whiting, croaker, bluefish, and jacks.
I took a quick trip to Hobe Sound Monday morning based on some intel about the pompano bite. The information was accurate as I was able to put a limit catch of nice sized pompano together before the wind picked up around noon time. EZ Flea Fishbites and clam strips were the hot baits over the last few days, along with some fresh cut shrimp that produced most of the whiting. Once the wind and the swells back off things should pick right back up as we approach the weekend.