Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Tarpon, snook, jack, spanish mackerel, ladyfish, blue runner, whiting, and croaker all showed up along our beaches this weekend. A big push of bait, which included glass minnows and greenies, was the trigger for some great action for those that fished the County Line Beach area on Saturday and Sunday. As we get closer to the fall mullet run expect these bait blow-ups to start occurring at numerous locations. I returned to Stuart Beach on Sunday with Randy and my grandkids, and probably had one of the best whiting and croaker days of the summer. The croaker were the bulk of the catch, but Randy caught our biggest whiting of the year. It was non-stop action for most of the morning, and my grandson Christian pulled in multiple doubleheaders of nice croaker. We were doing a fish fry in the afternoon so the timing could not have been better. Pink Shrimp and Orange Clam Fishbites were once again the go-to bait. Sand fleas were thick at Stuart and I managed to get enough big ones to start putting some in the freezer for the upcoming pompano season. This week's weather forecast calls for a slight increase in the wave heights as we approach the weekend, but conditions look fishable all week. High tides will be from 10 am to1 pm as the week progresses.