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Pompano

GavinEGavinE Junior MemberPosts: 12 Greenhorn
Hey guys, i live in Fort Lauderdale and have never caught a Pompano. Can anybody give me some tips on where and how to catch them ? I can fish from the beach right now, and should have my boat up and running soon

Thanks in advance,

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  • bocapup1bocapup1 Senior Member Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Commercial pier!
  • SouthForkSouthFork Junior Member StuartPosts: 44 Deckhand
    I’ve been catching good size ones on the beach from Jensen to Stuart.  Fish Bites with clam strips or sand fleas.  You’ve got to catch the high, 30 min prior until 30 min after has been working for the last month.  The type of Fish Bites and float colors have not seemed to matter, the tide is the key along with a long cast
  • bocapup1bocapup1 Senior Member Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Any pics of the pompano and have there been any permit bites?
  • b1gdog83b1gdog83 Member Posts: 289 Deckhand
    SouthFork said:
    I’ve been catching good size ones on the beach from Jensen to Stuart.  Fish Bites with clam strips or sand fleas.  You’ve got to catch the high, 30 min prior until 30 min after has been working for the last month.  The type of Fish Bites and float colors have not seemed to matter, the tide is the key along with a long cast
    Where is the best place to park with easy beach access to the beach where you can fish in that area?  Also I would interested in your typical setup you use to catch the pompano.  I live in Boca but have been thinking about heading up that way and try and fish the beach.
  • bocapup1bocapup1 Senior Member Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Beach parking is free up there and public beach access with fishing is everywhere!
    its a whole different world one hour north and if it’s your first time going you will think about moving the first night you get back to Boca :(
  • b1gdog83b1gdog83 Member Posts: 289 Deckhand
    bocapup1 said:
    Beach parking is free up there and public beach access with fishing is everywhere!
    its a whole different world one hour north and if it’s your first time going you will think about moving the first night you get back to Boca :(
    Awesome... you mean you don’t have to pay $25 to park like you do in Boca ... lol
  • bocapup1bocapup1 Senior Member Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Nope and can fish the beaches all day and catch quality fish!
  • SouthForkSouthFork Junior Member StuartPosts: 44 Deckhand
    B1gdog83-
    You can fish anywhere there are no life guards in Martin and St Lucie.  Hobe Sound is good, South of Stuart beach and all the way up to Jensen there are multiple beach access with good parking.  I use a 2 hook rig with fishbites and tip with clam or sand fleas.  Just look for clean water
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