Quickie Pompano report (7/30)

Dusted off the rods and reels for a trip of Pompano today. Light W/SW breeze, 1 kt north current. Fished the edge of the reef with live bait. Multiple kings hooked and cut off, so right as I retie my flat with wire I see a sail free jumping right towards me. 50' away, I pitch him a pilchard. He light up, chases for a few seconds with his sail up, then sinks out. That's why I don't fish wire... Ya Ya I know, they can be hooked on wire, but I've seen that scenario before. Landed and released 2 kings between 20-30 lb after switching to wire. Man, they're tough to get a hook from. One I had to just cut free and the other i screwed around with until the hook pulled. Had a nice mutton head come up on the bottom rod, probably would have been 25" or bigger. The shark followed the head up and proceeded to eat the pilchard on my flat. Couple monster blue runners and a bonita. I need help catching bonita, I never seem to get any, and when I do they're not small ones. Any tips? Go figure, i WANT to catch small bonita, but can't... I suck. anyways, tight lines, googan out.
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  • SkunkLifeSkunkLife Posts: 545 Officer
    God you suck at fishing
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  • kayakfrankkayakfrank Posts: 791 Officer
    Try using hair type jigs for the bullet bonitos. They seem to target those jigs. Yeah, I know they are old school....but they do work.
    Fish Hard...Or Don't Fish At All.
  • timmcollinstimmcollins Posts: 826 Officer
    Troll a plug.
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  • Captain YakCaptain Yak Posts: 679 Officer
    kayakfrank wrote: »
    Try using hair type jigs for the bullet bonitos. They seem to target those jigs. Yeah, I know they are old school....but they do work.

    x2 they work great!

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  • Snookslayer772Snookslayer772 Posts: 170 Officer
    Those Bucktail jigs will catch anything! Old school, but still one of the best and most versatile lures ever made.
  • AC_YaKAC_YaK Posts: 54 Deckhand
    shad darts
  • tarponhuntertarponhunter Posts: 304 Deckhand
    Do you troll those jigs on the way out or do you just cast and retrieve them?
  • palmbeachpetepalmbeachpete Posts: 2,620 Captain
    You can cast or troll them. Makes a good pitch bait for mahi.
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