Monday, January 14, 2019
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County
I'm sorry to say that the surf bite this weekend did not keep pace with the epic sailfish numbers that were recorded in the Pelican Billfish Tournament. There were close to a 1,000 sailfish released during the tournament, with over 700 on Thursday alone. I recommend you go online and read the articles Ed Killer wrote during the week about this incredible fishing. As far as our surf action is concerned, pompano, whiting, croaker, and jacks were all on the catch list. The fish are spread out and there does not seem to be any one area or location that is producing large numbers of fish. I went from Blue Heron up to Round Island and managed to put together a decent catch of pompano on Saturday. EZ Flea Fishbites and clam strips were the preferred baits and the best beach action seemed to be at Round Island in Fort Pierce. My son Randy and I fished today at Blue Heron and Middle Cove beaches with Blue Heron producing most of the pompano. The best action seemed to happen between dawn to 9 am, and EZ Flea and Pink Shrimp were scents that produced today. The whiting, as usual, preferred the Orange Clam scent. We are forecast to get some northwest wind tomorrow and that should help get rid of some of the weeds that have made some beaches difficult to fish recently. The Round Island area did not produce today so hopefully some of those fish will make their way south into our immediate area. I also wanted to let everyone know that the Surf Fishing for Pompano Seminar I will be presenting at Bass Pro Shops in Port St Lucie next Saturday, January 19th will be at 3:30 PM in front of the Aquarium, so if you get a chance, stop on by.