Monday, April 9, 2018
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
There is some great fishing along our local beaches for those who are getting the chance to wet a line. The weather did not cooperate towards the tail end of the work week as wind and weeds made conditions very diffulcult. The best area for those targeting pompano continues to be in the Hobe Sound -Jupiter area and the afternoon bite is still going strong. I did not fish in that area this week but reports from friends who did were excellent. I fished Middle Cove both Friday and today, Saturday, and although the big concentrations of pompano were not here, the whiting fishing was as good as it gets. The weeds made fishing almost impossible on Friday but I was still able to put a decent catch of whiting in the cooler for the short time I was there. Today I fished with my sons, Paul Jr. who is visiting from Long Island, NY, and my son Randy, who is a local resident. Paul Jr. is hoping to take some fillets back up north on Monday when he returns home and the amount of whiting caught today made that situation easy. We put 40 - 50 nice whiting in the coolers along with 3 nice pompano, so Paul will be enjoying a few Hutchinson Island Fish Fries when he returns home. The action was non-stop on the whiting with EZ Flea and Clam-scented Fish Bites being the most productive bait. The large whiting are staying 70 - 90 yards off of the beach, so the long rods are needed to reach them. The guys tried fishing the first trough but that area is loaded with small 7 - 9 inch whiting. I look for the pompano bite to turn back on along Hutchinson Island this week and coupled with this great whiting action, things should be good.