Friday, January 3, 2020
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Happy New Year to everyone and I hope everyone has been having a great holiday season. I am happy to report that the surf fishing reports I have received from the past couple have been pretty darn good. I personally hope to get back on the beach in the next couple of days so I can post some first hand reports but News Year Eve day and today, New Years Day, I talked to a few anglers who had some great action. I got a call from friend and fellow surf angler, Joe Castronova yesterday and Joe had mackerel, bluefish, and pompano up to 4 pounds in his cooler. He was targeting pompano but other fishermen who were on the beach where Joe fished were casting spoons and hooking up cast after cast as these two species were on bait schools 20 to 40 yards from the beach. I also spoke with a couple of commercial pompano fishermen yesterday who reported the beaches north of the Power Plant yielded some of the best pompano fishing we have seen in quite awhile. Today, it seems the pompano action backed off a little bit but mackerel. jacks and bluefish seemed to have spread out along Hutchinson Island. Look for the bird activity on these feeding schools and throw those spoons . The faster you turn that reel handle ,the better the action will be with those Spanish mackerel. You almost cannot reel fast enough. Slow your retrieve down a bit and those bluefish will certainly bend a rod. It certainly seems like some of the pompano schools that were holding north of us from Melbourne to Sebastian , have finally started to move our way. Lets hope Mother Nature continues to provide some great conditions so we can take advantage of these schools of migrating fish along our area beaches. Fishbites and frozen sandfleas were the baits of choice the past couple of days for the pompano while silver spoons accounted for the bulk of the bluefish, mackerel, and jacks.