Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Find the water- find the fish!! That's the theme for this quick post about today's surf report. I started in the dark early this morning at Bridge Road in Hobe Sound hoping some of those pompano that have been holding on the south end of Jupiter Island had moved north. As the sun came up, the water was somewhat off-colored and the only bites I managed were from two undersized pompano. I headed north and stopped at Stuart, Normandy, and Middle Cove. The color was getting better and I ended up fishing by Ft. Pierce inlet and that turned out to be the right move. After 23 pompano and 7 big whiting I packed it in. The Pink Shrimp Fishbites were on fire today. I caught fish on EZ Flea and Orange Clam but seventy-five percent of my fish were taken on Pink Shrimp, either by itself or using it on my frozen sandflea rigs. Another tip is to make sure you stagger your casts at different distances from the beach. I caught as many fish 50 to 60 yards from the surfline as I did at 80 to 90 yards. The bite turned on after the tide bottomed out around 10 am. The biggest excitement of the day was a 50-pound blacktip shark tried to eat my pompano and almost beached himself as I was dragging it out of the surf. 

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