Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
It was a pretty tough weekend for local surf anglers due to the "fan" turning back on from the northeast and east directions and a rough surf. Saturday was the better day of the two as there were some pompano caught at Santa Lucea, Normandy, Little Mud Creek, Middle Cove, and Blue Heron beach accesses. Randy and I started at Beachwalk Pasley and after not getting a bite for an hour ,we went north based on some intel. As soon as we set up the rods bent over, I put 3 nice pompano in the cooler while Randy ended up landing 5 nice keepers along with a few of our late arriving bluefish. I was meeting Capt Justin Riegers Dad, David and younger brother David Jr., along with a bunch of Dave Jrs buddies to let them try there hands at reeling in pompano. As luck would have it the bite seemed to shut off as soon as they arrived and the only two bites we got were reeled in by Dave Jr and Dave Srs father in law and both of those pompano were undersized and had to be released. The biggest problem we had were the spinner sharks because they showed up in force and made getting a pompano to the beach an impossibility.I am sure most of you know Capt Justin from Just In Time Fishing charters that runs out of the Snook Nook . I have never taken five 13 to 14 year old boys to the beach on a surf trip but although the pompano did not cooperate they still had a great time . They were a fun bunch of polite, well mannered, and courteous young guys and would take that group back out in a minute. I hung in there for a liitle while after they left and they could not have been 5 minutes down A1A when some pompano showed up and bit for a short stretch and I was lucky enough to put 5 more in the cooler. After that bite stopped I headed back down to the south and threw them out at Beachwalk for an hour and never had a bite.Thats Pompano fishing!! Yellow Crab Fishbites continue to be the hottest bait on the beach as seven of my eight fish all bit on that scent and color. At last look Snook Nook stil has some of this bait on the shelf . Sunday was a blowout and looking at the webcam this morning it still looks pretty sporty at Jensen Beach.Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, the wind and waves are forecast to back off so we should be able to get back at it.After the full moon we will be seeing am high tides this week so pick your favorite beach and put some pompano on the table. For those of you that like to target bluefish , either casting spoons or plugs in the early morning or late afternoon, or fishing cut bait during the day, this past week we have seen the biggest numbers of the blues this winter season.