It was an unusual week of weather from warm to cold, wind to flat, with a mix of showers and I am not sure if the weatherman called one day correct.
Pompano anglers were ready with the morning cold, but by noon it was warm. The next day it was cool all day and anglers just knew it was lowering water temps and they have been waiting. Sorry, not cool enough long enough and yes, I may be the only one happy I just do not like the cold. Forecast for the week is cold. I heard about pompano in the Fort Pierce Inlet so just maybe they will be here this week, I will have my cold fingers crossed.
Offshore this week we started with cobia in 20 to 40 feet then the seas picked up. Sails were in that 150 to 200 feet to the north, but dolphin were a hard find. Seas were less than polite, holding attention to the Sail Fish Point Sail Fish tournament. Winning boats fished north of Fort Pierce in on a rip in 150 feet. As the seas settle it will be the cobia, following the sharks, Be quick. Horse these fish to the boat or you will be sharing your catch with the man in the gray suit.
Surf anglers blues and whiting were on the edge. Blues were eating cut baits, wind made it difficult to cast a spoon. Whiting were up close at mid morning, still a pitch not a cast, these fish are up close. Pompano to the north and on the move, so just maybe this will be the week. Clam and sand fleas are the bait of choice.
Bridge anglers had a good week with strong runs of fish all day. Black drum, blues and snapper and a mix were in and out all week and when in it got very busy. Plenty of sheephead, jacks and a mix of the rest made the bridge the place. Still waiting for the Pompano. Reds were in and out but the wind kept anglers on hold. Areas around the power plant, east or west side depending on the wind direction or the area south of the Stuart Causeway on the west side kept anglers busy with a mix of trout and small jacks.
A few Pompano were reported across the Sail Fish Flats but not enough to say yes, they are here, resident fish.
Henry Caimatto is the owner of the Snook Nook Bait and Tackle shop in Jensen Beach.