Pompano - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Inshore Fishing / Surf Fishing > Surf Fishing - General Q & A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 125
Default Pompano

I'm most likely re-digging those "corpes" again but....I moved from Virginia so I don't know. We usually fish for reds, specks, togs, flounders, and especially stripers.

How long can pomps be caught? Do they run through out the year? If they do, when is the best season of hooking up these "treaky" and tastey fish?
emon550 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-21-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
flukedaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 1,874
Default

March and april usually best. And they will hang all year long hit or miss.
flukedaddy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 125
Default

Okay, thanks. It seems that Drums are easier to catch, however it is hard to catch the keepers fishing from the surf. Since I've moved here, fishing has been great, especially from the surf. I've caught more from the surf here than in Virginia piers. Fishing from the surf makes it more challenging and that is fine with me. Being outdoors is what it counts versus sitting at home doing not a damn...
emon550 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #4
Squid technician
Grand Slam
 
Chris V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: foley, Al
Posts: 10,459
Default

Pomp fishing is about to be on fire. Watch water temps. Pomps are pretty specific. Ideal is 66-76, with a low tolerance to about 62 or so and upper range to the mid 80s. They can be caught in any of these temps but that 10 degree window is ideal
__________________
Come see me at our store below. I'm there:
Wed-Thur 1-9
Friday 7-7
Saturday 9-9
Chris V is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-22-2013, 06:45 AM   #5
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Pompano Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gulf Breeze
Posts: 1,936
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris V View Post
Pomp fishing is about to be on fire. Watch water temps. Pomps are pretty specific. Ideal is 66-76, with a low tolerance to about 62 or so and upper range to the mid 80s. They can be caught in any of these temps but that 10 degree window is ideal
Agreed. And, that explains our two primary runs: Spring, when the water is warming up; and fall, when it's cooling down. This years mild "winter" has kept the larger fish here like I've never seen. You can catch a stray just about anytime of year, but the migratory Pomps go west in the spring, and east in the fall. March and November are usually my best months, but with temperatures like this, all bets are off. You just have to get out there when you can.

All that said, the water temp this morning (63 in OBA) is in Chris' range. All I need is a break in the weather and I'm out there!
__________________

Pompano Joe

"I fish and talk about Jesus"

Check out my reel repair & custom shop on Facebook @ Pompano Joe's Reel Works
Pompano Joe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.