Let the “Pompano Run” Begin.
With the new moon coming on the Pomps are here. Nice large fish, full of roe caught all up and down the beach the last few weeks getting better each day. My favorite surf rig is a circle hook rigs with 2oz. of weight and a combinations of sand flea, shrimp or crab fish bites as bait. I added a new fluorocarbon rig with black nickel 2/0 circle hooks to our pompano section this year.
I prefer a 10-foot surf rod with 15 – 20lb mono on your favorite spinning reel. Two or Three of these rigs set out in sand spikes should do the trick and keep you on the run.
Casting for Pomps I like a quarter to half ounce Goofy Jig or Boone Pompano Jig to be worked slowly across the bottom tipped with a sandflea or fishbite.
On the East End plenty of Spanish Mackerel are being taken wading casting heavy spoons ½ to 1 ½ ounce and Gotcha plugs. Trolling from your boat use a ¼ ounce keel weight, christmas trees and a small spoon to terminate the rig.
Always be on the lookout for a stray Cobia this time of year. Have a 30 lb. outfit ready with a jig tied up to cast.
Our charter captains have been producing trout and reds regularly with a few sightings of early tripletails.
Now is the time to book!
Also, this year we are renting our Hobie fishing fleet which includes our mirage drive pedal fishing kayaks and our deluxe Hobie paddle fishing kayaks.
– Capt Larry