surf fishing report

With a big wind forecast for the weekend, Thursday (2/20) provided an overcast day with fairly calm seas to hit the beach. I started in a county park in south Brevard at the top of the morning high tide. As the tide fell it was pompano after pompano with most being short of the legal limit of 11.” I finally finished a limit of 6 keepers after landing 18 fish. While departing the beach I spoke with a fellow angler who had caught a couple nice whiting several miles further north not far from my home.

I stopped home for a late breakfast and with an ample amount of live fleas took a short ride up A1A to another county access to give it another hour or so. This site was predominantly whiting. I also landed a nice sheepshead while losing another in the wash. A lone pompano rounded out the day as weeds started to show up and the outgoing tide had finished. Two sites — both productive, both totally different, just a few miles apart. Made it home in time for lunch and still a bit of bait that I hope to keep alive until the wind passes!