Thursday, March 7, 2019
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Surf fishing was pretty darn good this past weekend at a lot of different locations. Tiger Shores, Stuart Beach, Santa Lucea, and Bridge Road in Hobe Sound all had some great action for bluefish, whiting, croaker, bonefish, and jacks on Saturday and Sunday. I was not able to fish on Saturday but the reports I received from friends that were able to wet a line told of a fantastic afternoon pompano bite at Tiger Shores and Bridge Road. Fishbites and natural clam strips were the hot baits. The morning activity at most spots provided some action but nothing near to the numbers that were taken from 3 to 6 pm. I met my son Randy at Tiger Shores on Sunday morning and the pompano bite had slowed somewhat but we managed to put 11 in the cooler along with some bluefish, whiting, croaker, and had fun with some catch-and-release bonefish. I took a ride today to Hobe Sound after getting some reports about a great pompano bite there on Sunday afternoon. The results from today reinforce the fact that the biggest challenge with pompano fishing is not catching them, but finding them. I managed to put a couple in the cooler early, but that was the end of the activity. The bite totally shut down at most of the spots that produced on Saturday and Sunday and I ended up fishing all the way up north at Blue Heron and only put 5 or 6 whiting in the cooler. Fellow surf angler, Brian Morris, stopped by and reported some whiting and 1 pompano at Normandy beach but overall it was a very slow day. It looks like we are getting a cool front at mid-week that will probably make conditions a little tough on Wednesday, but the wind is forecast to back off at the end of the week and into the weekend. Fishbites, clam strips, and sandfleas should all be included in your bait supply as they produced all of the action this past weekend.