Fishing For Florida Pompano From The Beach
Pompano fish are "in my opinion" the best tasting fish you can catch from land on beaches in the Florida Panhandle. Go to your neighborhood fish market and you will see just how prized their delicious meat is. Selling upwards of nearly $20/lb in certain local areas. Restaurants charge top dollar to serve you a fresh filet of pompano. So when the time is near we all hit the beach baits rigged ready to fill up our coolers. --- Some guys use pistachio shells dipped in white plastic dip on a 4/0 circle hook. Others use FishGum/FishBites on a 3/0 circle hook. My favorite go to way is a mixture of all including live bait such as shrimp or sand fleas. I use double drop rigs that I hand tie using my Bullbuster 30lb mono. I then use a 3oz pyramid weight at the bottom.
My preferred reels to use are Penn Pursuits. A cheap reel you can find at your local Walmart but very efficient. I prefer the 4000 size model on a 7ft uglystik rod. It's light to carry but strong enough to land a drum, because that will happen from time to time. Fill you reels with Bullbuster 20lb - 30lb braid for a great cast. --
When #TeamDorsal hits the beach we prefer to go after the morning bite. You want a little surf out like 2 ft waves. That is what washes the crustaceans out where the pompano will wait just on the backside of those waves. I usually bring 3 rods with me. One for a long cast, medium cast, and short cast. -- When a pompano hits they are way more powerful then you would expect. Pompano are part of the Jack family which is known for their immense strength compared to size.
Most Florida pompano caught weigh less than 3 lb (1.4 kg) and are less than 17 in (43 cm) long, though the largest individuals weigh 8–9 lb (3.6–4.1 kg) and reach lengths up to 26 in (66 cm). Minimum Size Limit: 11" fork length. Daily Bag Limit: 6 per harvester. ---- With Spring arriving you will start seeing more action. This year the bite has started at a great rate showing our numbers are thriving due to new practices. Get your bullbuster mono/braid and hit the beach so you can catch "Florida's Most Expensive & Best Tasting Fish." #BullbusterAmbassador #TeamDorsal #Penn #Everol #Accurate #Bullbuster #FloridaPompano
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