12/11 African Pompano

We got an early start Monday morning and after getting some live gogs and pilchards from Captain Jimmy headed offshore to the edge off Triumph Reef. Plenty of wind to fly the kites and swell leftover from the cold front that passed through this weekend made for rough, cold conditions. Set up a spread in about 130 and fished that depth all day catching one sail, a couple dolphins, and a couple kings. Working our slow pitch vertical jigs through the water column I hooked up to this nice African Pompano, a first for me and a fun fight on the jigging rod.
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  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,492 Officer
    Very nice catch.Back in 93 i caught a 43 lber
    on 20 lb test turned out to be a world record
    with the IGFA.
  • HurricaneBKHurricaneBK Posts: 200 Deckhand
    Very nice catch.Back in 93 i caught a 43 lber
    on 20 lb test turned out to be a world record
    with the IGFA.

    Wow that's a stud AP. This one was probably only about 18lbs but still a fun fight on the light jigging setup. Having never tried one before I had some as sashimi, and while I don't generally care for sashimi, I have to say African Pompano makes for some of the best sashimi I've ever had. Now to figure out how to catch some more of them!
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  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 1,628 Captain
    Nice African Pompano, Thanks for the report.
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