Monday, May 4, 2020
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Its Sunday night and after putting up with the crowds,traffic,and some beach etiquette issues, how about some pretty good pompano fishing. I fished the last couple of days up by Fort Pierce Inlet and the key to picking your spot and fishing on the beach was getting out early. The overall bite was not an outright blitz just a steady all day pick of some nice sized pompano. After putting in a full day Saturday, the end result was 20 keepers and a handful of throwbacks. EZ Flea Fishbites was the hot bait followed by Yellow Crab and clam strips. Patience was the word of the day as getting multiple bites on any given stretch just did not happen. Most of the beach accesses from the Power Plant to Fort Pierce Inlet have enough depth to them to produce bites even during a falling tide. As the tide drops put your casting shoes on because they will move to deeper water as the tide recedes.The water got steadily cleaner during the day and I got most of my bites in the afternoon on rigs that I removed the floats from. Clear water with a high sun with make these fish a little more wary and my Spring phrase for these conditions is " In the spring ,take off the bling".Today, Sunday, the fishing was not as good as yesterday and Randy and I put 13 in the cooler. The fish that moved through this morning were nice fish with Randy putting one on the beach that was two and a half pounds. The bite fell off after 10 am and we packed it in early this afternoon. EZ Flea and a new color and scent, Powerlime Crab were the best baits. The key was reaching them and if you like to fish with a spinning reel either of the Penn Longcast models, the Conflict or Spinfisher will put you in the game. The weather looks good for the next few days with seas 2 to 3 feet and diminishing to 1 to 2 feet by mid week. I am going to look at a couple of Martin County Beaches tomorrow and hopefully with those beaches opening it will take some pressure off of the St Lucie County beach accesses and make the number of anglers fishing on a particular beach more manageable. We are coming down the home stretch to the pompano season so if you want a few for the freezer now is the time. Good luck and catch em up.