Friday, October 4, 2019
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
The weekend is upon us and its been another week of big surf and hard east/northeast winds . Looking at the marine forecast for the next few days the wind is going to back off but it appears as if the swell is going to stay with us. Saturday looks like the surf is predicted to drop to 3 to 4 feet but then jump right back up to 4 to 6 on Sunday and 5 to 7 on Monday. I am keeping my fingers crossed that both days on the weekend will be fishable along our beaches because the water color from Jensen Beach to Fort Pierce Inlet looks pretty darn good. Break out some of your 4 and 5 ounce spider sinkers , grab your EZ Flea Fishbites, and bring a sandflea rake with you and give it a shot. Whiting, big jacks, mackerel, bluefish, and of course the number one quarry, the pompano should all make a showing as the calendar has turned the page to October. Big poppers and spoons will attract the big jacks, bluefish, and mackerel at first light . The nice pompano we caught last weekend were caught after the tide change on EZ Flea Fishbites and natural sandfleas. The key to catching them was being able to reach them at 75 to 100 yards from the surf line. 12 foot surf rods paired with 7500 Penn Spinfisher Longcast reels are the set ups I am using and this type of tackle will put you in the game .