Saturday, March 2, 2019
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Pompano, whiting, croaker, blue runner, and bonefish all made a showing this weekend along our local beaches. I received a great report of a morning whiting bite from local surf fisherman, Brad Master, on Friday morning . Brad filled a cooler with whiting at Tiger Shores and the hot bait for his catch was Orange Shrimp Fishbites. I was unable to hit the beach on Saturday due to my work schedule but I was going to head to Tiger Shores on Sunday morning until I got some intel about some pompano activity that occurred at Bridge Road beach access in Hobe Sound on Saturday afternoon. Randy and I set up at first light at that spot and although the numbers were not there from the preceding day, there was no need to measure the pompano we caught there as they were all well over the legal minimum. The bite shut off there around 9 am so we made the drive to Tiger shores and had some action with a few more pompano, whiting, croaker, and a catch and release bonefish. Local anglers Chuck Frith and Barry Rashkin had steady action with the whiting and croaker also. EZ Flea, Orange Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, and Pink Crab Fishbites all produced strikes along with frozen sandfleas and clam strips. Reports I received from some of the beaches up by Fort Pierce Inlet were not very positive due to dirty water. The winds are forecast to pick up out of the northeast tomorrow morning and seas up to 8 feet are expected. Right now it looks like conditions will improve after midweek and it looks good right into next weekend. March and April are two of my favorite months to fish the surf and with Daylight Savings Time right around the corner the afternoon spring pompano bite can be fantastic. The first trough area of the beach is showing lots of life with the whiting and croaker and expect the snook to start making their presence known in this near shore area.