Patrick Meek


About Me

I'm an avid surf fisherman on the Florida Panhandle that loves fishing from the beach for Pompano, Redfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Whiting, and Sharks.

 I fish nearly everyday half the year when I'm not working on a deepwater oil rig. I have learned how to judge and read the surf and where to fish depending on the surf conditions. You don't have to have an outboard to catch big quality fish, you can do it by just standing on the sand if you know what to look for. 

For more pics and videos of all my catches using Bullbuster, you can follow me on my Instagram account @pompano_hunter.

My Recent Articles

Fishing Report:
Cold Snap Delivers Patriotic Species - Bull Red's, Whiting, And Blue's With A Black Drum Thrown In The Mix

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Nov-19

Our first cold snap of the season finally showed up in the Florida Panhandle and we hit the beach to take advantage of the cooler weather. The water surf temp has cooled off to 74-75 degrees and our first freeze warning encouraged my wife and I hit the sand in search of some Pompano. We ha...

Fishing Report:
Early Fall Surf Fishing Brings Redfish, Blacktip's, And A Happy Tourist!!!

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Oct-22

The fall surf fishing season hasn't changed too much since summer...IT'S STILL HOT!!! A lot has been going on with the weather (Hurricane Michael), kids, house projects, and just dealing with the have and have not's of life, that I did not get to get out to the beach as much as usual in the...
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My Articles

Fishing Report:
Cold Snap Delivers Patriotic Species - Bull Red's, Whiting, And Blue's With A Black Drum Thrown In The Mix

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Nov-19

Our first cold snap of the season finally showed up in the Florida Panhandle and we hit the beach to take advantage of the cooler weather. The water surf temp has cooled off to 74-75 degrees and our first freeze warning encouraged my wife and I hit the sand in search of some Pompano. We ha...

Fishing Report:
Early Fall Surf Fishing Brings Redfish, Blacktip's, And A Happy Tourist!!!

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Oct-22

The fall surf fishing season hasn't changed too much since summer...IT'S STILL HOT!!! A lot has been going on with the weather (Hurricane Michael), kids, house projects, and just dealing with the have and have not's of life, that I did not get to get out to the beach as much as usual in the...

Bullbuster In Action:
Beaching Big Blacktip's On Light Tackle

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Sep-24

Working a 14 day on 14 day off schedule gives me the opportunity to fish the beach more often than the "Average Joe."  With that being said, I'm usually fishing with my wife most everyday the weather allows me. One thing about fishing the beach in the northwestern p...

How To:
How To Catch Bay Scallops

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Aug-28

It's like an underwater Easter Egg hunt!!! Hunting for bay scallops is something for the whole family to enjoy. It's literally like an underwater Easter Egg hunt. All you have to do is swim out and find them anywhere from 3' to 6' deep of water.  The first thing yo...

Bullbuster In Action:
Getting Tight With Summertime Blacktips On Long Surf Rods!!!

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Aug-27

There's no better sound of a screaming drag on spinning gear!Anyone who knows me knows that I really love catching Pompano from the surf  to bring home for a nice meal. Although I've been able to bring 1 or 2 home each outing in this warmer water, I have been focusing a lot more on catching sha...

How To:
How To Use A Hand Gaff As A Dehooker

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Aug-23

No more dealing with stubborn hooks!  So many times I've had fishermen ask me, "How do you do that?" when taking my fish off the hook. My good friend and Bullbuster Ambassador Joey Polk with Team True Blue taught me years ago a much easier way to unhook your catch without havi...

Fishing Report:
Summertime Surf Fishing Off The Beach - Pompano & Sharks

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Jul-30

Pensacola Summer Surf Fishing (Summer 2018)In the past two weeks, the surf temperature has been approaching 87 degrees off Pensacola Beach. For the most part, a lot of surf fishermen have stored their rods and reels until the fall season. June Grass has been a problem with some and a lot of sur...

Fishing Report:
Surf Casting For Pompano, Redfish, And Sharks!

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Jul-02

Surf Fishing Amazing Catches! The Pompano bite has died down some, but there are still a few to be found now that our water surf temp has reached 84 degrees. My wife and I went out several times while I was home from work and each time we would leave the beach with 2 or ...

Fishing Report:
Pompano Inferno On The Panhandle

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-Jun-04

Florida Panhandle Pompano Fishing There's nothing like hanging out on the beach working on your tan, enjoying a cold beer and just relaxing after a long hard day at work, but bring a surf rod along because this spring the Pompano bite has been on FIRE!!! ...

Fishing Report:
Florida Panhandle Pompano Explosion!

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by: Patrick Meek

Posted On : 2018-May-15

The Things You Can Do In The Florida Panhandle!! The water in the Florida NW panhandle surf has been 70-71 degrees making it prime picking for the tastiest fish (IMHO) the GoM has to offer....POMPANO! My wife and I have been hitting the beach most everyda...

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