Thursday, May 19, 2022
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
It’s nice to start todays post with Ed Killers quote , “ the whiting are biting “ . Definitely a beautiful couple of hours on the beach this morning . Calm and clean conditions, a little warm , but all in all a great bite . Today was a typical early summer bite as the croaker were the predominant participants for the first hour . Right after the tide changed it was all whiting . This is a summer pattern and it’s nice to see the overall size of the croaker and whiting are pretty nice for this time of year . The catch list also included a couple of sand perch and one small pompano . Most of the croaker today were in the 10 to 15 yard area from the edge of the surf but 90 percent of the whiting were right at my feet , just on the inside edge of the trough . Plain Bloodworm Fishbites was the bait today as a tiny piece of shrimp just wasn’t needed . A lot of the bites occur right after your sinker hits the sand so if you don’t get any taps for a couple of minutes lift the tip of your rod and bounce the sinker off of the bottom. The puff of sand will certainly attract any fish in the trough . Conditions like today , calm and very little surf , will let you fish a 1/2 ounce or 1 ounce pyramid with no problem .ps. I’m holding a bag of yellow crab Fishbites in the picture . I grabbed the wrong bag ! Bloodworm is the hot bait .