Friday, March 31, 2023
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
I was finally able to get back up on the beach today and actually cast my Over The Bar rods . Randy and I met early this morning and opted not to head down to the Hobe Sound area but rather stay up here on South Hutchinson Island . The pompano bite down that way has been pretty consistent for the past week but the beaches have been super packed with both vacationers and pompano anglers so we looked up this way . We started in the Jensen Beach area but after an hour and a half all we had to show for our efforts was one nice whiting . We decided to go look for some nice water and after three or four stops we accomplished our mission . Tide change was around 845 and by 915 we finally had our first pompano . The bite started slow but by ten o’clock they were chewing and we put together a nice catch of fish up to three pounds . We fished up to north and the beaches north of the Power Plant are deeper than a lot of our local accesses like Normandy, Tiger Shores, and Stuart Beach . I always fish one rod considerably shorter than the normal 70 to 100 yard mark that is the norm for most pompano anglers who fish our local beaches when I fish up towards Fort Pierce . The end result of today was 75 percent of the pompano we caught were 30 to 50 yards from the surf line . These fish tend to come in closer to the beach during the spring but the combination of the spring bite and a deeper trough had them super close today . As far as the hot baits are concerned old “reliable” , EZ Flea Fishbite outfished the Powerlime Crab and Electric Chicken Crab by a wide margin today . . The forecast for the next couple of days is calling for some Northeast and Easterly winds with an uptick in the swell and wave heights but that’s why we use the Sinker Guys Sputniks ! There’s a nice spread of pompano in our area so grab your Fishbites, Sinker Guy Sputniks, and a few extra pompano rigs and go have some fun .