Thursday, May 16, 2019
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
The reports I received after getting back in the area reinforced my thoughts about the pompano thinning out and some summer species making it into our area. I fished on Monday at Stuart Beach and only caught two keeper pompano and a few nice whiting. I looked at Middle Cove and Blue Heron after leaving Stuart but the water was somewhat dirty at both spots. I got a call this morning from a fellow commercial pompano fisherman and he put 7 keepers in his cooler before the bite shut off around 830. Stuart Beach was the spot he fished and I was able to throw a couple of lines out late this afternoon at that location but only managed to catch and release two small pompano and one small whiting. I am planning on fishing tomorrow and I am going to start targeting the whiting, croaker, snook, and jacks that will be the mainstay of our summer surf action. I will definitely be setting up a couple of long rods for any pompano schools that are heading north but the 7 foot spinning rods with the Penn 3500 spinfishers will be in the assortment. Orange Clam , Pink Shrimp, and EZ Flea Fishbites , along with some fresh shrimp will be in my bait supply for catching the whiting and croaker. This is fun fishing and schools of these tasty fish will be increasing as the waters warm day by day. Remember to bring a heavier set up and fish a live croaker in the trough as the snook population will be increasing. Its a great time of year to fish our local beaches for a variety of fish and I will be posting some tips, tackle , and techniques to put a nice catch together in the next few posts.