Heck I'm not a contender either...but I try real hard. Lol. If Sam's has one I'll donate my money to the winners, just like last year. If they don't put one on , I'll enter one somewhere. It helps motivate me to fish a little more often.
I caught a lot of fish last year, just not tournament winners. I lost two big fish last year, one of them was definitely a money fish but that's fishing. Hopefully this year my bait will land on a big ones nose. Just found some new electric chicken fish bites so it's on like donkey kong !
I'll be entering GBBT tournament again. My girlfriend and I fish it every year and usually donate our money to the winners, but she took first place in the women's division last year! Was nice to get money back!!
He keeps private stock grade A chicken livers in the back room for the serious pompano fishermen. Now don't go try to buy any there , cause he'll just look at you like you're stupid. It's kinda of a thing reserved for the elite....and either you're in or you're out. Secret hand shake and all. https://youtu.be/u-d0m8W1XEk
Hey Chris V, if you decide to do the pompano tournament how about considering making it a slash whiting tournament. I'm thinking that this will encourage people that aren't dedicated pompano fishermen to enter and give it a try. Most anybody can catch a whiting so they will feel as though they at least have a decent chance at placing in the whiting division while trying for a pompano.
Just got back from my place in Perdido and got nothing better to do than to recap it all. Was catching consistent solid pompano all week; nothing under 13 inches. Used salty's pompano rigs (recommend highly) and saw no clear preference for color (pink or orange). Used sand flea fishbites tipped...
Quick trip after I got work done. Setup by 515. Had 4 pompano and a black drum in the first 30 minutes. Got my first double this season.
Had a slot red break off right at my feet. I was really horsing it in because I swore it was another double of pompano by how it was swimming in and...
Been steady so far. Got a limit of Spring sized Pompano.
My son spent 20minutes wrestling this black. He managed to do almost all of It by himself. The last 10 yds he could t get him through the shore break. The 12’ split grip is shoulder high on him so it’s rough but he did really well.
Been fairly steady this morning. So far 4 pomps(1 border line keeper that went back, 2 solid fish) and a total cluster from a blitz of bull reds. My boy can’t handle these 12’ rods without some help so when we doubled on reds it was a total disaster. Two broke off, one straightened hook, and...
Nothing stellar but I have been really enjoying fishing with my son. Pompano have been basically 1-2 each evening. The redfish have been picking up and kind of making it hard to catch pomps.
We finally started to see some sand flea colonies and the bigger ones have been almost instant redfish.