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Went out again today and started around 8am... Started At Navarre and worked west.
Nothing going on AT ALL... Neap tides suck!
Then all of a sudden around 1130 (water finally started getting some movement), the first schools of "migrating pompano" that I have seen this year started showing up 25 yards off the beach. And for about 90 minutes, myself and David Owens where spotting schools after school in numbers of 8 to as much as 25 role through charging the beach with a vengeance. Unfortunately fresh bay shrimp where not on their menu. Sand fleas where next to impossible to find and when we came across the occasional flea, they where found deep and of NO size. Frustrating to watch and not have fleas. Oh well lol...
They would chase jigs all they way to beach but wouldn't eat.
But what I most welcomed, was these where the first "migrating schools" I have seen this year...
Even witnessed a king sky several times just outside the second bar. Crazy huh...
Ok spring... Hurry up and get here!
Good luck and good fishing!


Please update me with any reports out there.
 

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thanks for sharing that,very encouraging. Maybe things will start to pick up on this side of the pass (perdido). It's been dead over here
 

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I fished from sun rises to sunset and nada! Yakked out 6 shark baits and set up a surf rod with cut bait. Raked a few sand fleas and tried them. Nada! Nothing alllllll day but a nice sun tan lol
 

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I will say this. Last spring the pomps were not up to par. The Black Drums , Another story. I've never seen so many schools of them ever in all my years of beach fishing. Thousands of them, Schooling. I assume spawning. They would be in schools of 500 or more pouring thru. 30 + lb ers Need to have tourneys on them . Then, They gone.
 

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Ya like I said today sucked lol... Never had much luck fishing in the neap tides with the exception of one or two days like yesterday. Weather was gorgeous and it sure beats sitting on the couch any day! But like I said, seeing migrating pompano was rewarding enough for me. If your heading out in the next day or two I STRONGLY recommend pre-gaming first... Meaning Locating the fleas and stocking up before heading out. ( had pretty decent luck with the fleas down in Pickens over the last couple weeks)
 

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I went out to park east and had a couple poles out with fleas (I think I was able to find 7 small ones lol) but didn't get anything but sunburned :thumbup:


Side note: I just got the new Battle II 8000 10' combo from Gander Mountain yesterday and it's a nice outfit. With 10% off everything in the store it was ~$145. Hard to beat, planning on picking up another one.

Ready for the spring run!
 

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I will say this. Last spring the pomps were not up to par. The Black Drums , Another story. I've never seen so many schools of them ever in all my years of beach fishing. Thousands of them, Schooling. I assume spawning. They would be in schools of 500 or more pouring thru. 30 + lb ers Need to have tourneys on them . Then, They gone.
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Ya, I hear Ya lol... Not real big on the black drum though. I will use them in a gumbo but that's about it. I cought that one yesterday on a cobia jig... Spotted small school swimming up the beach... They where starving. Guess I'm just ready for ling season lol...
 

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I went out to park east and had a couple poles out with fleas (I think I was able to find 7 small ones lol) but didn't get anything but sunburned :thumbup:


Side note: I just got the new Battle II 8000 10' combo from Gander Mountain yesterday and it's a nice outfit. With 10% off everything in the store it was ~$145. Hard to beat, planning on picking up another one.

Ready for the spring run!
Looking for a decent rod with out breaking the bank... The penn prevails and ande tournament series rods from Walmart out in gulf breeze are very decent. Only Walmart I know that carries them. I fish 11 and 12 ft rods from the beach...
 

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Looking for a decent rod with out breaking the bank... The penn prevails and ande tournament series rods from Walmart out in gulf breeze are very decent. Only Walmart I know that carries them. I fish 11 and 12 ft rods from the beach...
I do wish the Battle combo's were 11 or 12 footers.
 

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Ya like I said today sucked lol... Never had much luck fishing in the neap tides with the exception of one or two days like yesterday. Weather was gorgeous and it sure beats sitting on the couch any day! But like I said, seeing migrating pompano was rewarding enough for me. If your heading out in the next day or two I STRONGLY recommend pre-gaming first... Meaning Locating the fleas and stocking up before heading out. ( had pretty decent luck with the fleas down in Pickens over the last couple weeks)
I fished Navarre beach Sat, and Sun. No dice. From which beach did you spot the pompano running? I haven't seen much action on them here for a while now. Definitely encouraging to see a report of pompano around. Good luck!
 

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I fished Navarre beach Sat, and Sun. No dice. From which beach did you spot the pompano running? I haven't seen much action on them here for a while now. Definitely encouraging to see a report of pompano around. Good luck!
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