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Old 05-18-2019, 04:47 PM   #1
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Pompano were kind of slow but steady today. It took my buddy Mike and I about 5 hours but we managed to get a couple limits of some fine eating. 2 we're caught on silly Willie's, ten wanted fiddler crabs on a yellowtail hook under a float.
We probably caught 25 lady, aka, exploding ass fish along with a few whitting and a Spanish. So we pretty much stayed busy fighting fish.
All were caught along the banks, inside the pass at Crooked Island. Boat was parked in 6 or less feet at every stop. It took 5 or 6 moves from spot to spot to get our fish.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:32 PM   #2
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Damn nice haul
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Dang you guys are killing it
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You guys are wearing out the pomps, congrats!
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i like that technique just need to find an area to try it here. nice fish!
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DANG!!! Tuned in to heaven!!!
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:59 AM   #7
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I started fishing inshore a couple years ago. The cost, abuse to the body, and stupid regulations of offshore fishing steered me toward the inshore fishery. The more I fish inshore, the more I love it.
By now I would have switched gears and started fishing for flounder. The hurricane we had coupled with a strong fall red tide screwed up the fisheries here. Flounder are a no show so far. Seems like a good time to concentrate on pomps.
I eat pomps 3 or 4 times a week or more. I actually think I could survive on them with no other meat in my diet. My goal is to be able to catch pomps all year, at least March through December.
Being able to isolate a species and concentrate on how to catch them is a pure delight. It's like trying to assemble an ever changing puzzle. The challenge is definately the reason I'm out there. The fillets in the fridge are the secondary reward.
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i like that technique just need to find an area to try it here. nice fish!
Try along the edges of the pass there in P cola.
Pompano like to eat the fish and other critters that get pushed up against shallow channel edges by other fish.
Anywhere there in a sudden change it depths inside of 10 foot deep is their domain.
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Try along the edges of the pass there in P cola.
Pompano like to eat the fish and other critters that get pushed up against shallow channel edges by other fish.
Anywhere there in a sudden change it depths inside of 10 foot deep is their domain.
I'm almost afraid to ask but what is a Silly Willie and do you have a link ?
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Little banana shaped lure. Tie them on a loop knot with a shrimp fly like the ones in the picture.
I also added some yellowtail hooks to the picture. I use the 1/16 Ounce size. The YT hooks keep the bait vertical under the float. Use a 4 or 5 foot leader.
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