Very unpopular in the pompano click but I use 3/0 eagle claw circle hooks for pompano. You get a bigger bite on them and loose less of them to the wave monster. I don't recommend them for large fish such as reds though, because they are a brittle hook and can break under heavy torque.....But I have caught a bunch of big reds, stingrays and drum on them. You just can't horse them in.
I have always used 1/0 owner mutu light wire circles and do not think I have ever missed a hookup on a strike. Just make sure your bait is sized in relation to your hook size. I recently found some khale hooks and I really liked them too, not sure what size they are but also fairly small, I found it very easy to put bait on them (not that it is hard on others, just seemed a bit easier) and had some good hookups on Thursday. I don't think you can really go wrong as long as you keep them relatively small and light wire. I also noticed on Thursday how much color plays a role with floats and beads, I had 2 pink and 2 chartreuse pompano rigs out and caught 4 pompano 1 whiting and 1 catfish all on the chartreuse and not a single hit on a pink so keeping a variety on deck is key.
Was looking at the regs for Johnson Beach and Opal Beach and saw something about it being ok to fish unless the lifeguards are on duty.
is that a thing right now, and if I get there and they are on duty, how far up/down beach do I need to go?
Will be buying a condo in Florida soon. I have narrowed down to:
A. Perdidio/Gulf Shores/Orange Beach
C. Mexico Beach
Strictly speaking best beach for pompano surf fishing, which should it be?
Strictly speaking surf fishing for pompano and moon phase only, what is your favorite moon phase to fish?
A. Quarter approaching full moon
B. Quarter after full moon
C. Quarter approaching new moon
D. Quarter following new moon
Only fish about once/year in the surf, but had a situation that brought up an etiquette question..happy to stand corrected if I was in the wrong in any way as frankly, I don't surf fish much...just go by rules of common courtesy.
Last Friday, I had two surf rods in the water and was fishing...