Monday, June 25, 2018

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Heres a quick wrap up to this past weeks surf fishing. Sorry there have not been any mid week reports but some computer issues prevented that. After a fantastic Fathers Day with fish being caught up and down Hutchinson Island, the mid week bite was challenging. I returned to Stuart Beach on Monday morning and found the nice water color that had been there all weekend had been replaced by a lime green dirty shade. It didnt take long to figure out that freshwater had made its presence known with the absence of any bites and vegetation floating along the edge of the beach. I took a ride to the north and stopped at Middle Cove and found brown streaky run off water there. The good news is leaving Governor Rick Scott rode his white horse onto the scene and issued an emergency order to curtail the volume of Lake O discharges. I listened to Ed Killer on The South Florida Fishing Report as he was talking with Fred from the Snook Nook and if I interpreted what he said , Congressman Brian Mast may have had more of an impact as he demanded a stop to the discharges on the floor of the U.S. House on Thursday. Mast also invited the Army Corps of Engineers to come take a swim in the St. Lucie River. A cutback should help the situation but it is not going to eliminate the problem . I have to add that when I returned to fish Stuart Beach on Wednesday a tourist came running down the beach ,taking pictures of two large fish swimming in the trough. He informed me that these fish were heading my and I assumed they were snook swimming along the edge. I was shocked to see two large alligator gar making there way south . I packed my gear up and went home. Today, Sunday, Iam happy to report that my son Randy and I caught some nice whiting at Stuart Beach and I am hoping our water quality will improve during the week. Good luck and catch em up.

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