It was definitely a " Chamber of Commerce" weekend as far as the weather and surf conditions were concerned and the catch list was impressive. Pompano, whiting, croaker, jacks, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, blue runners, and bonefish were all taken from local beaches. Saturday proved to be the slowest day of the holiday weekend but there was still a lot of rod bending. My son Dan ,daughter in law Erin and grandkids, Christian and Emmy are here for the week and they all took turns reeling in plenty of fish. We got a little bit of a late start on Saturday but the late morning produced a couple of keeper pompano, whiting, croakers, and even a bonefish. We fished at Stuart Beach where the water was super clean and very calm. EZ Flea Fishbites and sandfleas were our baits of choice. Christian nailed both keeper pompano on one rig and got his first doubleheader. My granddaughter Emmy and daughter in law Erin teamed up to land their first bonefish also using a piece of EZ Flea Fishbites. Easter Sunday we decided to head north and try a couple of beaches to the north and ended up at Blue Heron. The bite definitely picked up as we put 9 nice pompano and a whole bunch of big whiting in the cooler. Reports from Middle Cove and a couple of beaches by Fort Pierce Inlet told of a good pompano bite, especially in the afternoon. Today, Monday, was even better as the grandkids took a day off so I fished by myself in the morning and was lucky enough to end up with 20 nice pompano and a cooler of big whiting . EZ Flea,Pink Shrimp, and yellow Crab Fishbites along with frozen sandfleas were the ticket today. I talked to a couple of friends who fished at Middle Cove today and they also experienced a good pompano and whiting bite. Light East winds are forecast all week so look for this great fishing to continue. Look for good water color and make sure you have the right equipment to reach the pompano if they are your targeted species. The late morning and early afternoon high tides this week should make for a good afternoon bite as long as the weather that we are experiencing stays around.
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