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Old 02-09-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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not to question anyones morals or intent, but whats so great about these pompano? i havent caught any keeper size since ive been here, but it seems like there is a large pompano "fan-base" and they arent real big and from what ive heard not terribly hard to catch. So did i miss something? Are they super tasty or hard to catch or what? Once again, all of the hard-core Pomp fisherman out there, Im not trying to offend anyone, just wondering whats so great about them.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Catch some keepers, take them home and eat them, then get back to us.
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Catch some keepers, take them home and eat them, then get back to us.
so it is taste?? im planning on trying for them sometime soon i just cant bring myself to fish for them when there are bull reds running thru the bay. i guess coming from a freshwater fishing background im still going for the monster fish over table fare.
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Some people its there favorite fish some people can't stand the taste if them.it just depends on your taste I guess.
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Fight, availability, looks, affordability, etc.

Pomps have their little querks that can make them difficult to catch. The guys who catch the most and do so consistently have fished for them for a very long time, but any body can catch one on any given day.
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I like them more for the sport. My favorite way to cath pomps are by spot cast them with a jig or Carolina rig and flea. They are also the most abundant and better tasting fish you will catch on a regular basis from the surf. They can be stubborn lil bass turds or huntry enough to suck down gotchas . Also they are in the jack family so can put up a pretty good fight.
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Sight casting for them is as sporting as it gets when it comes to surf fishing. That's how I took my biggest pompano
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so it is taste?? im planning on trying for them sometime soon i just cant bring myself to fish for them when there are bull reds running thru the bay. i guess coming from a freshwater fishing background im still going for the monster fish over table fare.
Its not just the taste, they are darn fun to catch too. Like ChrisV said, they arent exactly easy to get CONSISTENTLY. Its not just walking to the beach and tossing out a couple "tourist rigs" from Wal-Mart.
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Fight, availability, looks, affordability, etc.

Pomps have their little querks that can make them difficult to catch. The guys who catch the most and do so consistently have fished for them for a very long time, but any body can catch one on any given day.
i must say they are a purty fish and ive only caught them by accident trying to catch pinfish, i suppose ill have to go out and try to catch them and hopefully get a keeper or two then maybe ill appreciate them more
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Sight casting for them is as sporting as it gets when it comes to surf fishing. That's how I took my biggest pompano
well, sight casting is out for me i cant see sh*t when i look in the water. Even with polarized glasses and perfectly clear calm water all i see is blueish-green
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