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  1. Bling or No Bling?

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Just started tying my own pompano rigs after hearing that smaller hooks are better and the smallest I see in pre-made rigs are #4 or 6 wide gaps. I bought a bunch of #1 circles and commenced to preparing for pompano season. All the pre-made rigs I see have fluorescent beads, and/or small floats...
  2. Johnson's beach October

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    New to the forum. Excited to get some local help We visit a few times a year from TN. We were down last week and did well with Whiting and landed one 4' Blacktip!! We were told pompano and red fishing is hot in October and will be back. We stay on the Bach so we can fish all night. Sounds like...
  3. Johnson's beach in October

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    New to the forum. Excited to get some local help We visit a few times a year from TN. We were down last week and did well with Whiting and landed one 4' Blacktip!! We were told pompano and red fishing is hot in October and will be back. We stay on the Bach so we can fish all night. Sounds like...
  4. Intresting morning of 5/21

    Surf Fishing Reports
    I got out at 5:40 AM and fished until 6:00 then about a 7 foot shark came within 10 feet of the beach and was after a sting ray. Immedietly then i caught a pompano while trying to catch a shark. Later i caught a lady fish and only reeled in the head because a smaller shark ate it. I then casted...
  5. Surf Fishing Advice

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Coming out to pensacola/perdido key hoping to catch some pompano. Coming out somewhere aroud may 15. Hows the pompano surf fishing. Any advice?
  6. pompano on the jetties? or? destin jetties help needed

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    if you were going on a day trip to destin this weekend and your wife was gona lay on the beach and you wanted to fish on the jetties, whats your suggestion, id like to catch some pompano, heard there were some on the jetties, is it worth while and what kind of tackle? yes im a newbie to destin...
  7. WTB: Custom sand flea rake

    Various Items For Sale.
    Hello, I am looking for someone who has a custom sand flea rake they want to sell, or would make a custom sand flea rake in the off season? There is a guy on YouTube that made one, and it awesome, but he does not sell them to the general public. I'm looking forward to pompano season, and...
  8. Fun battle on Navarre Beach 10/29/2014

    Surf Fishing Reports
    I hit the surf on Navarre beach again today. After I got setup I realized I left the sand flea rake in the I was lazy and went with cut ladyfish, and shrimp. Wasn't long before I had a shark hooked...on a pompano rig. After that I had a really nice fight with a redfish that was hungry...
  9. Tides for pompano?

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    I've recently started fishing for pompano in the surf on Navarre beach, and I am wondering when if I need to try to fish for them around high tide?? I had some luck last week, pulling in one almost every day. I have noticed my lines get hit right around 5pm. Sand fleas have been a bit difficult...
  10. Pier fishing help please!!! -16 yr old noob :(-

    Piers and Bridges - General Q & A
    I'm about to get semi serious about peir fishing. I'll also try surf fishing if I really get someone that knows what they're doing, but pier fishing is #1 so far. I'm sick of catching little bitty whiting and pin fish, and I'm ready to slay something bigger. I'm 16, and my dad isn't very...
  11. Surf fishing Perdido Key

    Surf Fishing Reports
    I'm headed down to Orange beach in 2 weeks. Wanted to see if anyone has had any luck on Perdido Key surf fishing.
  12. West Marine Pompano 12 FS

    Kayaks for Sale
    Boat has been sold, thanks for your interest
  13. video winter trip compilation

    Piers and Bridges - Reports
    See you all next time. Watch in HD if you can... I am moving to Pcola this June.:thumbup:
  14. Navarre Beach Report 8/31/13

    Surf Fishing Reports
    Wen't out today around 6:30 in the morning to try the surf and the bite was good, caught a bluefish, some whiting, and a BIG skipjack. While I was castnetting bait, I was constantly catching baby pompano so I'm sure there are bigger keeper pompano out farther. The bite slowed so I went for a...
  15. Pompano or Permit?

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    I was fishing with a sabiki rig off of the beach, and I hit a school of these, I cant tell if they were pompano, or permit. And ideas?
  16. East portofino Saturday, 6/8

    Surf Fishing Reports
    Hit the beach east of the portofino towers around 930 this morning. Had two pomps in the first 15 minutes there. Both were about 1/2" shy of legal, so they get to live another day. Not long later caught another, this one about 13", so he went in the cooler. Fished till 3PM. Total was 4 pomps...
  17. Good day at J's Beach

    Surf Fishing Reports
    Hung out at J's Beach for most of the day. Absolutely nothing till about 1630, then I could barely keep the line in the water till sundown. Most of it was ladyfish (which I almost went trash-fish raging on) but I did leave with a couple good 13" Pompano. All caught on sand fleas on 2/0 Circle...
  18. Sand Seatrout locating help.

    General Discussion
    This is rather embaressing to say, but I'm having a bit of trouble locating the sand trout this year!!! I know that they're a very saline oriented fish, and they need high salt quantities. Has anyone been getting good bites? What about Pomps? I know people have been getting hits at P-cola beach...
  19. Fort Morgan 3/29/13

    Surf Fishing Reports
    Went to Fort Morgan this morning and did ok. Caught my biggest red to date 24 pounds and also my first pompano. Both caught on frozen shrimp.
  20. Rod/Reel Question

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Hey everyone, I have been reading the forum for a couple weeks and researching elsewhere about surf fishing in the gratyon beach/destin area. I will be coming down the first week of march for spring break, this will be my first time surf fishing and just trying to catch pompano and anything else...