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Old 06-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Talking Fort Pickens 6/15-16

I got out to the beach around 6ish, I sent out one line at a time, as I hadn't been surf fishing in a while and needed to make new rigs...steadily I built up five new pomp rigs, and had four lines out. I noticed Saturday, the lady fish were coming in very close to the beach in huge bubbling schools, and for the most part (Saturday) leaving my bait and lines alone, as I was casting out past where they were feeding. I limited out on Pomps by 11am, with certain surf fishing veterans standing by in awe as they had only snagged one. I only caught about four dozens lady fish, and a few hard tail on Saturday, but Sunday afternoon was a different story. I could've sunk a 20' carolina skiff with all the skip jack and blue runners I reeled up to the beach! I managed a couple more Pomps though, which was pleasing with all the lady fish taking my hooks. As everyone else seems to be reporting on here, I also had quite a few sharks, most of them new born black tips. So I managed to haul in 8 total Pomps, 7 sharks, around 4 dozen hard tail, and a dump truck load of lady fish. Had fun, despite the unyeilding attack of the lady fish. I wouldn't have a line out for more than a minute, trying to bait and cast the next line and those a**$&*#s were on my hooks again, trying to take my rod out to sea. Tight lines (minus the lady fish)!! YRM
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Nice job!
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Thanks reelndrag. After I caught those first two pomps in the pic, the bite picked up, so there wasn't time for more pics.
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how far do you put your line out? I was using live flea's sunday morning from 5:30-8 and had a few bites but nothing landed whats the trick? The only pomp I caught was jigging a gotcha through the surf, but it was only 10 inches. This is in miramar beach/destiin.
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Good job
I wish my luck would change to something like that
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
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@Bayfisher: my successful fishing comes from a great deal of trial and error...there is a great deal of variables to consider, outside of the always detrimental need for fish to be where you're fishing. You have to read the beach you'll be fishing from long before you start...look for a segment of beach where the second sand bar is closest, and deeper. The deeper section of the second sand bar is where the you'll see almost no wave breaks at the second sand bar...that means the water is deeper there...this is the same place that a rip current would be present. Those rip currents carry out the sand fleas with them, and the pompano intercept them. Next, you need to reach the second sand bar, either on it, or in either of its troughs. This might mean you'll need to cast much farther or wade out. I'm a bit reluctant to wade out through schools of bait fish as I have a lot of built up Karma between Gulf sharks and myself...don't want them to cash-in on it...so I'll stick to the beach, and cast with longer rods. I also use a hook that they'll have a harder time getting off of...a size 2,1, or 1/0 circle hook. If it shakes the circle hook, it's probably a lady fish and who wants them? I also throw out varying colored floats and beads between bare hooks, and orange and yellow. Once I find what they're biting on, I'll make all my rigs the same. Make sure you're baiting your hooks correctly as well. You're probably using Kahle hooks on pre-made pompano rigs, and those hooks, from my experience get me bites with fewer fish. Hopefully this helps. Good luck out there! YRM

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great post YRM
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:24 AM   #8
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@andre: I hope your luck turns around! Thanks!

@jcallaham: Thank you dude. I learned much from others, even off of this forum...we're supposed to give back, not like Obama or anything!! Do it as a honorable fishermen.

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Here's the reward for my weekend of surf fishing! 16 fresh Pompano fillets! Delicious!
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #10
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I couldn't get the image to work...WTH?! I'll figure it out.
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