Friday, August 19, 2022
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
There was definitely a shot of cooler water that hit our beaches as the surface temperature yesterday was 79 and the temperature on the the bottom off of Jensen Beach according to Checkthewaves.com was just 72 . As of right now at 4 pm it’s back up to 82 on the surface at Jensen . This past weekend only produced some whiting, small catch and released croakers, and bonefish, at least a dozen of them for Randy and myself. We stayed up this way in Jensen Beach and I did speak with a friend who fished down in Hobe Sound and he hooked a couple of pompano but unfortunately the sharks were quicker than him . This morning I stayed local again and fished at Dolemans and my first three bites on the long rods all ended up being sharked off . The water was crystal clear yesterday at Stuart beach yesterday and the amount of snook we saw swimming the first trough was incredible . There were also shots of whiting swimming along the edge but getting them to bite in that kind of water is pretty tough . This morning I switched over to a short rod as the tide was coming in and I will say the water was not as clear as yesterday . The whiting didn’t get the memo but the big croakers did . I fished with Fishbites Bloodworm scent today in both the red and green colors . The hooks were tipped with a tiny piece of shrimp also . I managed to put a bunch in the cooler and they will be on the dinner menu this week at my house . I also spoke with a friend who has been playing tog of war with the snook on the beach and live pilchards have been the ticket . He is sabiking them under the causeway and transporting them up to the beach in a 5 gallon pail with an aerator . That bite has been on fire . No pompano today but definitely a lot of fun catching those big croakers on light tackle with the Fishbites .