Sunday, January 21, 2024

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area


The trip to the beach today was definitely different from recent ones this past week . Randy and I fished up by Ft Pierce and our catch list included pompano, permit, blue runners , and bluefish that weighed close to 15 pounds !! I managed to land a pompano that hit the new Flesh/Pink Crab Fishbite not long after setting up and then the activity stopped . The water color was good and there was just enough wave action to think that the pompano should be biting . Another single bite on a green machine pompano rig baited with Powerlime Crab Fishbites put a nice 2 pound pompano in the cooler . A small school of mackerel showed and one of rods bent double and after that fish was staking line a second pole bent over and Randy grabbed that one . These two bites were both permit and after landing both of them we took a couple of pictures and released them . The Flesh/Pink Crab Fishbite took one fish and Electric Chicken Crab caught the other one . Two more pompano made there way into the cooler and and then a bite I have never seen in Florida exploded . Wave after wave of 10 to 15 pound bluefish took out every anglers pompano rigs as bite off after bite off happened from South to north . The bluefish were almost beaching themselves as they chased croakers up on to the sand . Randy grabbed a 7 foot spinning rod with a 2500 Penn Spinfisher reel and lost 3 spoons on 3 casts . We rigged up a YoZuri surface plug with a 40 lb fluorocarbon leader and he landed 3 before they moved on . Being from NJ I have seen these bluefish on more than one occasion just obliterate schools of bunker and sand eels but I’ve never seen blues this big storm the beach the way they did today . We packed it up after they came through and Randy kept one for the smoker . The picture of what was in its stomach tells the story of why there probably wasn’t a pompano within 5 miles of the beach after that blitz !!! Crazy day . You just never know what you’ll experience down here in Florida when you hit the beach . Good luck and catch em up this week .

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