Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Brilliant sunshine, calm winds, turquoise water, and absolutely great surf fishing was the total result of the past two days along our local beaches. It has been some time since we have had conditions like the past two days and I hope everyone got out and enjoyed all of it. I fished the last two days with my oldest son, Paul and his wife Jennifer who are down here on vacation from Long Island, my son Randy, and friends Marty Barlow and Barry Rashkin. We fished at Stuart beach both days and the action was non-stop. Pompano, spanish mackerel, whiting, and croaker were all on our catch list. Since Paul and Jennifer were hoping to vacuum seal some fillets to take back north, their timing couldn't have been better. The whiting and croaker bite in the first trough right now is off the charts and the usual recipe of Orange Clam Fishbites & cut shrimp accounted for all of the near shore action. The trough is loaded with these tasty fish and the bites come almost instantly when your rig hits the bottom. Randy caught some nice spanish mackerel by casting a krocodile spoon on these fish that consistently appeared throughout the day. The keeper pompano we caught were a nice bonus, especially when they were caught on the short rods fished in the first trough. The biggest mistake you can make when targeting the whiting and croaker is casting too far, as all of the activity is within 20 yards of the beach. Look for this great action to continue as we move into summer. It's really nice to see a lot of big whiting making it into the cooler. My daughter-in-law Jennifer showed us all how to do it right, as she landed a huge 2 pound whiting on a Fishbite. Light tackle, Fishbites, and cut shrimp are all you need to have a great day on the beach .