Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Southeast wind that is predicted will give everyone a chance to look for some pompano, whiting, croaker, and bluefish. The anglers fishing the bridges and flats in the area had a good week locating and catching the pompano and those of us that will be looking for that species should put a few in the cooler from the sand. It appears the strong winds that kept us off the beach last week from the northeast did not change the water clarity and as of yesterday the water was a nice color at most locations. The strong pompano bite usually changes to late afternoon in the spring and with the extended sunlight things should get good. A quick Fishbites tip to pass along is I have been hearing from numerous anglers about the good whiting and croaker action using the Bloodworm scent. This bait is known for catching Sea Bass and Ling in the New Jersey area and is now putting numbers of whiting and croakers in anglers coolers in our area. I have a couple of bags in my tackle bag and will be using some this weekend. The challenge for trying this bait is availability because I don't know if any tackle shops in our area have a big inventory. Fred has some on the shelf at The Snook Nook and Bass Pro has a limited supply also. A final note that I am happy to report is the increased presence of FWC officers in our area and an increase in tickets to the small group of fishermen that ignore regulations , especially those who target pompano. I am happy to see FWC on the beach and in the parking lots and for the 95 per cent of us that play by the rules, I am sure you are too. I take a minute when I see the officers to thank them for being there . 

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