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Old 04-25-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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I would like to try/attempt fishing for pompano in the Pensacola area. Any advice (i.e. rigging suggestions, equipment suggestions, bait, etc.) would be much appreciated.

I have only ever caught pompano of the Gulf Shores Pier and pompano is certainly my favorite fish to catch and eat. Thanks in advance people!
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Use a double drop leader that you can get at any tackle shop or even WalMart. Get a spinning reel (I use Penn 7500s and 8500s) that can accept 17 - 20 lb test line. I have 9' and 10' rods but some use up to 12'.
I mostly use 3 and 4 oz pyramid sinkers and #1 and 1/0 circle hooks.
If you are going to go much, invest in a sand flea rake. An aluminum cart comes in handy in getting your gear to the beach.
Spend some time reading this section. There is a lot of info on here.
Good luck.
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Wow! Thanks for the advice? I think I actually have everything you just mentioned except for a sand flea rake and that tall of a fishing rod. I have Gulp sand fleas. Are those worthless or what? I have been looking for a local shop that sells those rakes, but I have not found one. I might try making one.
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I think you can get a rake at Sams at Orange Beach. Go in and see Chris as he will show you what you need to get for fishing. Also, we as a Fly Fishing Club of Eastern Shore are planning a trip to fish for Pompano in a few weeks on a weekend and you can come with me. You can fish with your spinning rod as I am bringing both fly and spiining. I just want to see how it is done and to read the water. If you read this today we are having a fly tieing class at the Church Mouse in Fairhope tonight Thursday and come in between 6 and 7 pm I would like to meet you.

We are tying flys for Speckeld trout. Kayak Bob
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I think you can get a rake at Sams at Orange Beach. Go in and see Chris as he will show you what you need to get for fishing. Also, we as a Fly Fishing Club of Eastern Shore are planning a trip to fish for Pompano in a few weeks on a weekend and you can come with me. You can fish with your spinning rod as I am bringing both fly and spiining. I just want to see how it is done and to read the water. If you read this today we are having a fly tieing class at the Church Mouse in Fairhope tonight Thursday and come in between 6 and 7 pm I would like to meet you.

We are tying flys for Speckeld trout. Kayak Bob
Sams on Canal Rd?

I will be sure to stop by tonight. Thanks!
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