Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Fishing is a great activity to experience and whether you fish the fresh water lakes and ponds, troll offshore for sailfish, dolphin, and wahoo, or walk the sand like I do for pompano, whiting, and bluefish, you should always appreciate the days when it just seems too easy and the fish are jumping in your cooler. The surf results of this past weekend had a lot of people scratching their heads as it seems most of our species that provide great surf fishing took the weekend off. Yesterday, Sunday, in particular had folks moving from beach to beach trying different techniques and baits, or just gave up and put their rods in the vehicles heading home early. I fished at a couple of beaches on the northern end of Hutchinson Island yesterday and at noon I put up the white flag after not having a bite from daylight on. I spoke with other friends and anglers that fished at locations like Porpoise, Blue Heron, Middle Cove, Walton Rocks, Normandy, Tiger Shores, Stuart, and Bridge Road beaches and everyone had the same poor results. I was lucky enough to put a double digit catch of nice pompano together on Saturday but I spent almost seven hours doing it. Fishbites, clam strips, and natural sand fleas accounted for the pompano fished on the long rods. The water on Saturday at the northern end of Hutchinson Island was a beautiful blue color but the same area I returned to on Sunday had turned to an off-color green. The only area that produced a few fish yesterday was the Round Island Beach area north of Fort Pierce Inlet. I will look again today and if the fish turn back on I will post the results this evening. Catching fish is always the target when putting bait in the water but after having a couple days of tough fishing the best takeaway I had was feeling lucky to be living in an area that has beautiful weather, beautiful beaches and an outdoor environment that makes you smile - even when the fish don't cooperate. Good luck this week and catch em up.