Tuesday, November 26, 2019

That Time Of Year ""Gift Time""

From now on until Christmas Eve I will be offering my $100 gift certificate special for 2 people to go on one fishing trip with Jayson Arman. This is a certificate that you purchase and then the schedule your fishing trip. I supply everything for you and I give you 4 different location options Wade fishing, Bridge fishing, Beach fishing and Jetty fishing. The certificate is good for one year from the date of purchase you can call me at 772-530-8080 or message me if you are intrested. You could also stop at Billy Bones in Port Saint Lucie If you would like to meet and go over different recommendations. This is a perfect gift for somebody who wants to invite somebody fishing or if 2 different people would like to cut the cost in half my normal rate is a $100 a person 🎣🔥🎣 Have a great holiday and a wonderful New Year hope to see you on the water #thatsrmanlandbasedfishing

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

As we enter this holiday week things are looking great for anyone who wants to hit the beaches and catch a few fish. The pompano are being caught from Ft Pierce to Jupiter Inlet and the nice point is they do not seem to concentrated in one specific area. I fished up by Fort Pierce again yesterday with my son Randy yesterday and we put 21 nice pompano in the cooler. We also managed to catch a few whiting, blue runners, and jacks. Positive reports also came in from Tiger Shores, Stuart, and Hobe Sound Public Beach. Yellow Crab and EZ Flea Fishbites continue to be the hot artificial baits along with salted clam strips and sandfleas producing also. Remember to tip your natural baits with a small piece of Fishbites as this will help keep those natural baits on the hook along with producing more scent to attract the pompano. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Beach Fishing Hacks: How Many Species of Fish Can We Catch?

Surf Fishing: Cooler of whiting

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Inshore fishing has been pretty good with the changing season.  Snook are still biting fairly well in the Loxahatchee River during the day, and around docklights and bridges at night.  Another front or two and the snook will really be keyed in on shrimp; as it is now they are biting a wide variety of baits.  Jigs and swimbaits are producing well, especially around the bridges.  DOA and Vudu shrimp lures are top choices around docklights.  The Hobe Sound flats have continued to produce nice mixed bag action.  A few pompano, jacks, ladyfish, and others are all in the mile marker 40-44 range.  Some big jacks pushing around in the Loxahatchee River right now.   Live mullet or a noisy topwater fished along seawalls is a solid choice for the jacks currently.                                   
SURF/PIER-  Following the swell this week the fishing is GOING OFF along the beach and also at the Juno Beach Pier.  The Spanish Mackerel made a HUGE showing over the past few days in a big way.  The Mackerel showed up pretty much from Jupiter to Palm Beach Inlet just about overnight.  Bluefish also showed up in solid numbers with the macs.  Silver spoons, gotcha plugs, diamond jigs, and just about anything else you threw in the water was being demolished over the past few days.  Forecast looks good for the fish to stick around as well.  Pompano fishing remains very good, with some solid numbers coming in from both the surf and pier.  Sandfleas and FishBItes are the top bait choices from the beach.  Doc's Goofy Jigs are catching them on the Pier.  The sharks continue to hang around in good numbers as well.  Lots of fish along the beach right now...great time to go! 

How about this Dolphin (MAHI MAHI) Caught from the LAKE WORTH BEACH PIER ...........Caught by Pier Angler ; STANLEY with some help from his Buddy TOM

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Looking at the current local marine forecast for wind and wave heights through Tuesday, I had to read it twice to make sure it wasn't a misprint. 3 to 4 foot seas through Sunday and dropping out to1 to 2 feet through Tuesday. We all know that conditions can change pretty quickly but I am happy to say it looks like we have a chance!! I received some reports yesterday about lots of mackerel in the Pecks Lake area along with some decent pompano catches on the south end of Jupiter Island. The key to the next few days should be finding some decent water that should be holding pompano, mackerel, bluefish, jacks, and whiting that are part of our migratory species available at this time of year. It is nice to be concentrating on fish and not unfishable conditions. The beach tides in our area call for the high water mark to be around 5 to 6 am over the weekend with a late afternoon incoming tide that you should factor in when you are planning your fishing trips this weekend. I also talked to a few anglers that caught some nice whiting around high tide in the first trough the last couple of days. Get your Fishbites,and if you are looking for the hard to find Yellow Crab bait, the Snook Nook is the only store in the area that has a big supply,load up your vehicle and take advantage of the first extended period of time we have seen in awhile to go bend a rod on the beach. I will be out over the weekend and will post some updates over the weekend. 

Sebastian Inlet Report


Just got off the phone with Sarah at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle and the fishing has been out of this world.  The fish are biting and anglers are bringing in Bluefish, Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish and Pompano on lures, live shrimp and live bait.  The mullet are running so plenty of live bait to be had.  There’s been action everywhere – the North and South Jetties, the beach, throughout the inlet system.  We know it’s a little chilly, especially this morning in the 50s, but get out there and drop a line.
 A shout out to Garryn and his mom with photos that show him working hard to reel in this beautiful Redfish on the North Jetty!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

DON'T DO THIS WHILE FISHING! - (sorry, lesson learned)

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

Inshore fishing:
 Up by the St. Lucie Power Plant the bite for sea trout remains good as does the redfish action along the flats close to the mangroves.
Anglers fishing from the bridges and docks along the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers are catching snook on shrimp and pilchards.
They are also catching black drum and sheepshead from the bridges as well.
At the Jupiter Inlet they’ve been catching good numbers of Spanish mackerel using Acme Kastmaster spoons and Clarkspoons. On Tuesday there was a fairly large school that moved inside the inlet.
Along the beaches from Hobe Sound through Jupiter and down to the Juno Pier there has been a good pompano bite. They are being caught on Doc’s Goofy Jigs, sand fleas and Fishbites.
In the Loxahatchee River there has been nice varitey of fish being caught. Anglers are catching ladyfish, big lake croaker, snook and some small tarpon. 

The snook are being caught around the bridges and docks using live shrimp. Though most have been small, there are a few keepers.
The big lake croaker are also being caught on live shrimp.
Along the beaches from Lake Worth down to Delray Beach anglers are having a blast catching Spanish mackerel, bluefish, jack crevalle and even some snook. Clarkspoons, Gator spoons and heavier top water plugs are working well.
Along that same area, but especially at Lantana Public Beach, the pompano bite has been good. Nice size fish are being taken using sand fleas on pompano rigs.
At the Boynton Inlet, jetty anglers are catching bluefish, Spanish mackerel and sheepshead. The sheepshead are being caught on the incoming tide using live crabs.

In the Intracoastal Waterway from the Lake Worth Bridge to the Boynton Inlet there have also been pompano. They are being caught on jigs tipped with shrimp and sand fleas on pompano rigs. In the same area, keeper permit up to 15 pounds have been caught.
At the Lantana Bridge there have been pompano and good numbers of sheepshead around the pilings and walls. They are being caught on live crabs and clam strips.
Lake Okeechobee:
The speck bite has continued to pick up with the cooler weather. They are being taken using jigs working the grass around Buckhead Ridge and the southeast corner of King’s Bar. They are also catching good numbers using minnows in the Kissimmee River.
The bass bite is still good, but with the cooler weather the action has shifted from artificial baits to live shiners. Hot spots are Third Point and the Tin House Cove area. Not just good in the mornings, it’s an all-day affair right now.

Friday, November 15, 2019

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Snook fishing continues to remain strong around the bridges and in the Loxahatchee River.  The snook are eating shrimp at night around the bridges and docklights; while a live mullet remains the bait of choicefor the snook during the day.  Mixed in with the snook have been some bruiser jacks as well.  Look for the jacks to be along seawalls that have a few feet of water up against them.  A live mullet fished tight to the wall won't go unoticed for long if they are around.  The resident Lox River Tarpon have been biting pretty good over the past few weeks.  Hobe Sound Flats continue to produce a nice mixed bag of species.  Ladyfish, jacks, pompano, bluefish, snapper, snook, and a few trout are all being caught from Mile Marker 40 to Mile Marker 44.  Live shrimp is a solid bait choice for fishing the flats up that way.  

SURF/PIER-  Pompano action has remained very strong along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier this week.  Doc's Goofy Jigs are a solid lure choice at the Pier; while sandfleas, clams, and FishBItes are the baits of choice along the beach.  Look for the pomps to bite best during lowlight periods of the day, especially if it lines up with a high tide.  Bluefish remain a bit sporadic, but are coming through in decent numbers.  Silver spoons, diamond jigs, noisy popping plugs, and cut mullet are all good choices for the blues.  Blacktip sharks are along the beach in good numbers, and a lot of fun on light tackle.  Spanish Mackerel should start to show in better numbers at pretty much anytime as well.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Inventing Fishbites - Dr. William (Bill) Carr Ph. D

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Pompano fishing has been hit or miss. but cooler temps usually generate better catches, so things should improve as soon as the surf calms a bit. Snook fishing in the inlets has been productive, mostly on live Croakers. Inshore, Snook have been pretty active along shorelines, and plenty of Jack Crevalle in canals blasting bait. Redfish activity is on the rise, and the cooler weather should lead to some clearer water, leading to better sight fishing conditions. Seatrout have also been pretty active, taking soft plastics along drop offs with current flow. 

Friday, November 8, 2019


Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Heres a quick surf report from the past 2 days . I fished yesterday from 8 am to 4 pm and ended up with 7 keeper pompano . Believe me , that's a lot of time to put in to only get 7 but the catch would have been much better if our friends, the sharks, were not here in the numbers they are. Tonight I fished from 2 to 5 pm and put 5 nice keepers in the cooler and would have had another 4 if I didn't get sharked off. Like I have said previously, after 3 or 4 shark offs , I am packing up and going home. I fished at Stuart the last two days and the news is the water was beautiful at all of the beaches tonight from the Jensen Traffic Circle on A1A, south. The other positive note was that I released 6 pompano that were 10 to 10 1/2 inches long . These smaller , almost keeper size pompano have not been around in any numbers and I hope this is an indication of a new body of fish moving into the area. The other situation was I saw two large schools of Spanish mackerel moving south as I was leaving. I have not seen these schools in the past month. If you are lucky enough to have the day off tomorrow take advantage of the am northwest wind forecast and head to the beach. Looking ahead to the weekend the first real cool front is going to arrive with north and northeast wind predicted to be up to 20 knots and seas to 10 feet through Saturday. EZ Flea Fishbites continue to produce but the Yellow Crab Bait has been producing also. There are not many stores in the area that have the Yellow Crab but it is available on Fishbites website. Heres to hoping you can get out tomorrow .

Sebastian Inlet Report

Anglers have been reporting a good Pompano bite on the beach and some nice Black Drum have been coming over the rails on the tip of the North Jetty with clams, frozen shrimp and sand fleas as ideal bait for targeting both.  On the tide changes, Sarah and Tommy have been seeing some nice keeper Snook and Reds.  Your best bet is live shrimp, finger mullet or lures.  Spanish Mackerel have also been biting off the North Jetty on finger mullet or Gotcha lures.
Today, our featured angler is  Sabita who was fishing the North Jetty with her dad when she brought in this good-looking Black Drum.  

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

Inshore fishing:
North of the Jensen Causeway and past the powerlines, the sea trout fishing is still excellent. They’re not huge, but there are good numbers of them. Look for patches of sea grass that have returned. For bait, go with soft plastics including D.O.A. Shrimp and D.O.A. C.A.L. lures in glass minnow or mullet patterns. In that same area, there has been good action for snook and redfish on the east side of the river closer to the mangroves.
Anglers fishing from the Jensen Causeway are still catching black drum using shrimp on a jig head. That bite should hopefully pick up even more after the passing cool fronts.
Anglers working the docks in the St. Lucie River are having some luck catching snook. Live pinfish or mullet are working well.
Anglers fishing the Boynton Inlet are catching sheepshead and small mangrove snapper. For the sheepshead, live crabs worked around the pilings on the north jetty during the incoming tide are working best. Sheepshead are also being caught off the Lantana Bridge using clams and small crabs.
Lake Okeechobee:
Despite not having any cool fronts the speck bite is phenomenal right now! Anglers are catching their limits of 25 fish working areas around King’s Bar, Little Grassy and Indian Prairie. They are also doing well drifting around the weather station in the middle of the lake. As far as bait goes it’s been a 50/50 mix of live bait using minnows or artificial jigs. Also, though many anglers are getting their limits there are some shorts mixed in so catching upwards of 40 or more fish is not uncommon right now.
Using live shiners, the bass bite is still good in the early mornings and late afternoons along the outside grasslines. During the midday the buck bass have been moving back into the weeds as the spawning season draws nearer. Bass guides are currently getting around 30 fish per trip with a few up to 10 pounds.

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

The Indian River has continued to fish well, with good numbers of Snook around, on the flats and around shorelines as well. Early morning topwater action has remained steady, with soft plastics and jigs working thru the day. Redfish are making a better showing now that water levels have receded, with soft plastics and flies such as Clouser Minnows and the Shrimp Tease working well. Seatrout have also been plentiful, with larger fish being found on cleaner flats on outgoing, with soft plastics being the best bet. Surf fishing has been decent, but upcoming east winds could put a damper on that. Snook and Pompano have been around though. 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE- The inshore fishing was a bit of a toss up this week. The big news was some good action heating up around Munyon Island.  A nice push of finger mullet around Munyon Island and in McArthur State Park had the snook, jacks, and bluefish fired up.  Throwing top waters early and late in the day is a good bet.  Don’t overlook fishing at night as a good option as well in the same area.  Snook fishing around the bridges slacked off a bit this week, but still a decent number of fish around.  Sheepshead and Black Drum are beginning to pop up in the wintertime hangouts.  Live shrimp will be the bait of choice for them.  Reports along the Hobe Sound Flats are improving, with a mixture of wintertime species beginning to take up their seasonal homes.
SURF/PIER- Southeast winds have really slowed the reports down for the week.  Pompano reports have not been very good this week.  A handful of pomps around, but tough fishing for the most part.  The bluefish action slowed down this week, but that could change with an upcoming change in the wind.  The bluefish that are around have been biting best late in the afternoon or at night.  Best action on the bluefish has been north of Jupiter Inlet.  The Juno Beach Pier has had some Spanish Mackerel and a few Kingfish around as well.  Best action of the mackerel will be with crappie jigs and the “bobber rig”.   A Rapala X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast Hydro Minnow is a good way to go for the kings.  Best action on the kings will be first thing in the morning.  Blacktip and Spinner Sharks are around in pretty good numbers.  Best action on the sharks will come very late in the afternoon or at night.  The Juno Beach Pier also saw a handful of redfish and surprisingly a few flounder this week.