Hurricane Florence bore down on the east coast last week and we can still feel lingering effects of high swells to Space Coast’s beaches. Most surf fisherman have been forced to resort to the Cape Jetty or Sebastain Inlet to catch that slot snook! As for me, I rarely take part in that fiasco and would rather take the time to get ready for the coming fall mullet run and Pompano season! Let’s just cross our fingers in hopes that these forming weather patterns don’t ruin it for us this year…
We have residential Pompano here on the Space Coast year round, you just gotta know where there holding! Most beaches holding structures will hold a few Pompano (Rock or broken limestone bottom) WINK WINK* 😉
Plenty of players on the beach are being caught on clam, shrimp, fleas and Fishbites! The bite has been better at first light and a couple hours before sunset, although anglers are catching fish all day!
The beaches are still producing a few fish. Whiting and croakers will be hungry in the coming weeks and can be caught on shrimp, clams, sand fleas and fish bites rigged on a Croaker Rigg. These fish are very good table fair and make for a great ceviche!
Surf fishing has been just about as good as it gets for us in the month of April! TONS of Spanish mackerel are terrorizing the bait schools off the Space Coast’s beaches. Casting Clark Spoons rigged with #2 wire should help you from getting cut off as these fish do have sharp teeth!
We’re getting towards the end of pompano season for us here on the Brevard County beaches. Most pompano on our coast are being caught in larger numbers up in Jacksonville and down around Port St. Lucie. Although you might get lucky and catch a straggler!