Thursday, March 5, 2020

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area


If there was ever a day that validates the theory that our springtime pompano bite switches from first light to the afternoon, today was it. I started at Beachwalk Pasley beach access early this morning and when the sun came up the water color looked perfect for that area to be holding some pompano. Unfortunately the only bite I received in the two hours I was there was from a bluefish. Tiger Shores, Stuart Beach, and Beachwalk all produced a few pompano on Tuesday afternoon but by this morning they were gone. I stopped at Normandy and that spot was pretty crowded with anglers targeting the bluefish and rods were bent up and down that entire area for the fishermen throwing the spoons. The water looked good up and down Hutchinson Island and looks at Middle Cove, Frederick Douglas, and Blue Heron confirmed that. I picked a spot and folks that I spoke with said there was some activity with the pompano but it died off. Todays high tide was around 3 pm and so I set up and waited to fish the incoming tide. My first three hours produced 1 pompano and 3 bluefish. The pompano must have got the memo about the afternoon feeding time because around 130 the action started and just got better. The end result was around 30 pompano , a few bluefish and blue runners along with a few shark offs.The hot bait today was salted clam strips tipped with Clam Fishbites. I love my chances during this great time of year when you can find some nice clean water with a mid afternoon high tide. Looking ahead the opportunity to chase some of this great fishing down is going to be short lived as the next front approaches. Seas are forecast to start building on Friday and it looks like its going to be next Wednesday before things will calm down . We are heading into the best pompano surf fishing of the year but we need Mother Nature to back off with the wind and the seas. 

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