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Old 01-18-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default Pompano in the surf

When is the best time to catch them in Navarre? Except for sandflea what other baits are good for them? Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Still a little early for pomps. March / April. Fresh dead peeled shrimp also work good. Pomp jigs made by Conner (found in most bait stores around here) are excellent when you want to use artificial.

Also do yourself a favor, search j_purdy on here and read his posts. You can learn most everything about pomp fishing just by following him.
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There's a lot of good pomp fishermen on here. If you research pomp fishing throughout the forum you will find a ton of info that many have written.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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I have found the middle of April good, either sand fleas if they are in or fresh peeled shrimp pieces (not whole shrimp) Use scissors to cut them in half. 2 hook Walmart bottom rig out past the first sand bar in the morning and you should be ok
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i caught a 16" pomp on new years day on a frozen sandflea right after dark. so it got me thinking that our abnormally warm winter kept a few of em here. shrimp are also good but i cant keep the catfish off of em long enough to hook a pompano. im gonna be back in town the first weekend in March to try and hook some more
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