Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

The past few days have produced a lot of different species available for the taking along all of our beaches. From Fort Pierce to Juno Beach, pompano, whiting, croaker, bluefish, jacks, spanish mackerel, permit, and ladyfish have consistently made the catch list - so your chances of bending a rod are pretty good. Sunday and Monday were hampered by wind and weeds but that situation is only temporary. The nice part of this report is there is no mention of red tide as that condition has left the area. I heard from Mike and Tonya Shulze on Friday and they had a nice catch of pompano and whiting from Middle Cove Beach. Chris Battjer from Palm City sent me a picture of a beautiful limit catch of pompano he took from Stuart Beach on the same day. I fished on Saturday and Sunday and put pompano and whiting in the cooler along with releasing some bluefish, jacks, croaker, and ladyfish. The excitement of the weekend for me was hooking another big permit at Middle Cove and fighting him for about 15 minutes before finding a snag and breaking me off. Bridge Road beach access in Hobe Sound and Middle Cove were the two areas that I fished. The same baits, EZ Flea and Orange Clam Fishbites, continue to produce the majority of the strikes along with live sandfleas that have been thick along the northern beaches of Hutchinson Island. I got a call from a friend yesterday relaying that schools of mackerel and bluefish have shown up in big numbers from Juno Beach to the South end of Hobe Sound. This is a nice spread of fish. Lighter winds are forecast for the upcoming week and with a gradual cool down of the water temperature, more of the late Fall and Winter species should be migrating down the beach. Good luck and catch em up.

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