Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Warm temperatures, nice surf conditions, and a whole bunch of fish traveling up and down our beaches made for a great Sunday in our area. I fished with my wife Deb, my son Randy and the rest of his family, and we were running from rod-to-rod all day. Whiting, mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, blue runner, and lots of nice sized pompano kept us busy for the entire time we were on the beach. The highlight was the abundance of keeper sized pompano! That action was not only at Middle Cove and Blue Heron Beaches to the North, but also on the Hobe Sound beaches to the South. The key to the pompano success is using the right equipment that allows you to reach the second trough where these fish are located. 12-foot rods with Long Cast Spinning reels or conventional reels like the Penn Squall 15 will put you in the right zone. EZ Flea, Orange Clam, and Pink Shrimp Fishbites were the hot artificial baits, while blanched sand fleas also produced numerous fish. The stage of the tide didn't really make any difference today as the bites were continual. When you have this many species in the strike zone, make sure you have enough cut Fishbites and sandfleas ready to use in your bait bucket as you will run through them quickly. The next couple of days look great as far as surf conditions and with this last body of nice sized pompano having moved down the coast, the surf action should be great.