Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
The Pandemic has not started to back off yet so we continue to try to stay healthy and follow the guidelines that our health experts have instituted to keep the spread to a minimum. I want to post a report for all of us that love fishing the surf can read and maybe lighten your spirits. We all know that we are approaching the height of our Spring Pompano as April usually produces the best catch rate of any month during the season. It does not appear based on our health emergency that many of us are going to be able to put some in the cooler before these fish head north. I was lucky enough to get an invite to fish a private access beach on Jupiter Island on Sunday and yes the pompano are showing, but based on the day I was more excited to see the early schools of whiting and croaker in the first trough because these will be our targets as we head into May and June. We will hopefully be back at it by then and if what I saw on Sunday is any indication of what this spring and summer will produce, it will be game on. Whiting, croaker, catch and release snook and tarpon should probably be our focus now as we head into the warm months and this is "fun fishing'at its best. Everyone can catch them as they are literally right at your feet and a better fish fry you wont have. So maybe start thinking about this fantastic fishing that our local beaches offer in the not too distant future and it may get the emphasis away from the dark newscasts that are on the tv every night.We obviously have to stay diligent about focusing on the measures we need to follow to keep you and your family healthy but we will get past this and fishing reports will return to just that, fishing reports. Please stay healthy and good luck to everyone.