Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
The northerly winds made conditions pretty difficult on Sunday but conditions certainly improved today as we had a light northwesterly breeze. The theme today was quality, not quantity. The big numbers of pompano that were in our area on Friday and Saturday moved to an undisclosed location because the catch rate was definitely down. Middle Cove had some beautiful water this morning and a few keeper pompano found their way into my cooler. The highlight of the morning was another huge permit that took me down the beach almost a quarter of a mile before I was able to beach him. This nice fish was taken on a strip of EZ Flea scented Fishbite. Talking to a few fishermen this morning, it sounds like the pompano bit early in the day at Blue Heron and Coconut Beach accesses up toward Fort Pierce. The key to having a successful day during the early part of the pompano run will be finding clean green or powder blue water. As water temperatures finally start to cool the pompano bite will become more consistent. Don't forget about the whiting, mackerel, bluefish, and jacks that will be along our area beaches and provide some great surf action. Good luck this week and catch em up.