What time of year do Pompano run in Florida?

January 7, 2021 Off By idswater

What time of year do Pompano run in Florida?

April, May, and November are normally the best months to catch Pompano, but you may also land some in the other months of the year, especially if the water temperature and surf conditions are similar to those preferred by the fish.

Are Pompano in season in Florida?

The Florida pompano lives in the surf zone that laps Alabama’s sugar sand beaches year-round, but the tasty fish are more plentiful when the water is warmer from March through October with the peak fishing season in the spring.

Where is the best Pompano fishing in Florida?

The Indian River Lagoon is a group of three lagoons along the Atlantic Coast of Florida. The incredibly biodiverse lagoon is home to some excellent pompano fishing. Anglers regularly catch pompano here drifting over flats, fishing along the channel edge, or fishing off the lagoons bridges.

What is the best bait to use for Pompano?

By far the best natural bait is a live sand flea (sand crab), but Pompano also will bite live shrimp or fiddler crabs and—with varying dependability—dead sand fleas, dead shrimp, clams and cut squid.

What is the best bait to use for pompano?

What is the best tide to catch pompano?

That is your best time to catch a limit of pompano during the outgoing tide. During the first few hours of the incoming tide you can do quite well on the outside sand bars too. The only difference is the pompano will tend to be on the beach side of the outer sand bars during the first part of the incoming tide.

What is the best bait for Pompano?

What’s the difference between Pompano and permit?

Permit have deeply-forked, V-shaped tail fins. There are a few more general differences between the two: Permit have a wider body, while Pompano are longer. Permit are usually silvery, with a small yellow patch in front of their anal fin. Pompano can be golden all over, and will have a yellow underside.