The Pompano are biting and so are the whiting

LarrypompanomanLarrypompanoman Posts: 182 Deckhand
The bite is on and should be even better as the weather warms up this weekend

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  • One DropOne Drop Posts: 65 Greenhorn
    Wowza!!  Nicely done as usual Larry.  Gives me hope for this Saturday in Ormond by the Sea. 
  • Nick NikonNick Nikon Posts: 1,788 Captain
    That's quite a ( commercial license ) haul.

    What kind of reels are those, and how long the rods?

    We've heard that Pompano on the East coast are farther out.

    ( As compared to Gulf & Panhandle beaches )

    But how far is that, on average?

    Is it possible to reach them with spinning tackle?


  • frankfrank Posts: 12,548 AG
    Where are they running 
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  • fordmag84fordmag84 Bradenton, Fl Posts: 89 Greenhorn
    frank said:
    Where are they running 
    If you don't already, watch on YouTube, you get a little more info. 
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,223 Captain
    Nice haul
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  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,562 Captain

    Nick

    Depends where on the east coast you are. Central Brevard north the beaches are much flatter and south you have troughs right next to the beach where they may be at higher tides being as close as 30 feet in some places.  My longest rod is 7'6" but I mainly snook fish the beaches with most cast 60 feet or less.

  • JustKeepSwimmingJustKeepSwimming Posts: 119 Deckhand
    Are whiting actual good to eat? I never knew people kept them
  • frankfrank Posts: 12,548 AG
    edited March 30 #9
    Are whiting actual good to eat? I never knew people kept them
    Yes, light taste 
    they are part of the drum family like reds and sea trout 
    a decent sized one makes a good sandwich 
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  • MGTeacherMGTeacher South GaPosts: 1,569 Captain
    Are whiting actual good to eat? I never knew people kept them
    Very good fried.
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  • Sea SnakeSea Snake Posts: 5,107 Admiral
    Big bull whiting like those in his picture are terrific eating....

    To answer your question....Larry has those conventional reels tweaked so he can achieve great distances, and reach the outside bars...that's where a lot of the big Pompano are, especially here in N Florida....but like was mentioned, each beach is different.

    Most of his rods are 11 foot and up to 14 foot.

    I fish with and near him alot, and I cannot touch the distances he gets with my spinning reels, even with my 12 and 14 foot rods.....

    Just sayin'......
  • Nick NikonNick Nikon Posts: 1,788 Captain
    Sea Snake said:
    Big bull whiting like those in his picture are terrific eating....

    To answer your question....Larry has those conventional reels tweaked so he can achieve great distances, and reach the outside bars...that's where a lot of the big Pompano are, especially here in N Florida....but like was mentioned, each beach is different.

    Most of his rods are 11 foot and up to 14 foot.

    I fish with and near him alot, and I cannot touch the distances he gets with my spinning reels, even with my 12 and 14 foot rods.....

    Just sayin'......
    The reels look "conventional" ... what we used to call "bait-caster".

    But the size of them ... they look like offshore tackle.

    Watching a pro toss like they do can be humbling.


  • mr.bubbamr.bubba Posts: 36 Greenhorn
    Do pompano bite best an a mild day or do they like a little chop to the surf? What's the best tide if you don't mind me asking? Have never done it but would like to try.
     

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