Sight Fishing Beach Walk
I started my walk toward the jetties walking east into the sun and for the first 1/4 mile nothing even sparked my attention. After I passed the St. Andrews State Park Pier I seen a pod of fish coming from the east right on the beach.....I mean they were in knee deep water and bunched up like a covey of Quail. In a somewhat startled way I pitched my little jig out in front of the pod of Pompano and waited only a second or two before they were right on top of the little pink and orange jig. I twitched it and it looked like the whole school of Pompano was going to fight over which one got to eat it. I seemed almost effortless in getting hooked up and into a fight with one of them. The Hit was Hard, the Fight was Great and landing a Pompano on the beach with 4lb Mono is not real easy, but after I followed the school until they left quicker than I could follow I managed getting 4 of them to play with me and oddly enough caught all 4 of them One was a decent fish the others were run of the mill average.
If You have never sight fished Pompano from the Beach or a Pier I hope one day you will give it a try. In my opinion it is the most sporting type of -fishing we have in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Going Mano-Mano with a Pompano and fooling it to eat is a prize on it's on,,,,,catching the fish is a bonus. It is a wonderful way to fish.
What a Great way to start a Day.
I cleaned them right after I got back and the neighborhood Pelican was pretty good company as well.