Thursday, April 11, 2019
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
" Threes a charm" is not the phrase that most folks that target pompano use when it comes to a location that has been producing great pompano fishing. . The rule that I was taught by a local friend and commercial pompano guru was that one day at a spot- great, two days-fantastic, three days , go buy a lottery ticket because that's unbelievable. After two great days of pompano fishing, today they were pretty much gone. My sons Paul Jr and Randy , my daughter in law Jennifer , and friend Chuck Frith got into an all day bite at Stuart yesterday. Chuck got his recreational limit in short time and headed home early. Another friend and local surf fisherman, Ron Robinson from Stuart, caught his limit in 45 minutes and called it a morning. My group each got their 6 fish and after they filled up the cooler I stayed and was lucky enough to fill a couple more coolers..I continued to fish and yesterday turned out to be the biggest day I have had since getting my commercial license. This is the type of action you can find during the spring when a large school stays in one area for a couple of days. As far as today was concerned , the bite shut off and I only caught two before I called it a day. The real challenge today was finding a spot on the beach to set up as fishermen were spread from Tiger Shores to the south end of Stuart Beach. EZ Flea Fishbites continues to be the hot bait along with frozen sandfleas. Other species that were present were blue runners, Spanish mackerel, jacks, ladyfish, bluefish, and a few bonefish. These pompano are constantly on the move so check conditions at some of your favorite beach accesses and if the water is that nice "clean green or powder blue ", throw your baits out and I hope you are lucky enough to find a few.