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Old 02-09-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Pompano at Navarre..

looked at the surf cam and could hear the Pompano calling..



so I packed the wetsuit and got to the beach about 11am.. walked the beach looking for the perfect spot.. tried several holes and never really connected... actually missed 2 due to corroded barbs.. I really hate to miss the first and last fish...



had a picture in my mind of a flat reaching to a break in the bar... and eventually found something similar.. waded 3-4' depths PLUS wave heights to cast... at first it was a challenge.. and then a real chore... got my feet knocked out from under me twice... that got my attention.. then lost my favorite hat to a big wave.... oh well, I have another favorite somewhere



but did catch my limit of Pompano.. nothing over 14"... but pretty fish and really feisty in the heavy wave action.

also caught a slot Red as the first fish..



at least I am redeemed from the skunking on Sunday...



wave forecast calling for even bigger waves.. only hope the period is longer.. I am tired. but probably will suit up tomorrow PM
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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Default RE: Pompano at Navarre..

Congrats.

Way Cool Report.

Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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You really are dedicated running out into this kind of surf at this time of year. Good luck again and be safe.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:19 AM   #4
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Default RE: Pompano at Navarre..

Good report ....

I take it all of your pomps were on or over the bar?

Be careful in that surf tomorrow.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:06 AM   #5
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Default RE: Pompano at Navarre..

wow... even bigger waves.. maybe too much to fish but a great opportunity to locate the best rips for spring trips..



I would certainly recommend a walk on the beach in the next several days.. very revealing of depths and current action..



yesterday I was fishing inside the bar in a fairly small trough.. somehow the tidal action at this rip created a delta or flat that reached toward the gap in the bar... but left a somewhat narrow trough... I would cast a trio of rods and wait... the Pompano seemed to prefer this area for feeding in these conditions.. all I can figure is that the fleas get swept off the delta into the trough..



an interesting note... I was fishing normal double-drop rigs with live fleas.. and trying to use smaller fleas such that they would stay attached during the cast.. toward the end of the trip I was tired and cold.. and the flea supply was dwindling.. so the last cast included a big flea up top and a very small one on the bottom.. and of course during the dodging of waves and cold water running down the wetsuit.. I cast off the big one.. too lazy to retrieve and catch another flea I left it.. thinking maybe.. or perhaps.. so what if a fish can't find it..



well, you guessed it.. the last and biggest fish of the trip did find it... no teaser, no color.. just a 1/0 hook and a very small flea..
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:43 PM   #6
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good job:clap
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