Two high school buddies, Phil Whitcomb and Mike Young, on their first pompano fishing trip. It must be that old " Summit High School " luck as they filled the cooler. They each got their recreational limit and after I got my six fish they headed off to enjoy a South Florida afternoon. Reports today were excellent from Santa Lucea, where friend and local surf angler, Chris Battjer, put 5 nice pompano in his cooler during the short time he had to fish. I fished by a couple of friends, Brad Master and Marty Barlow, and they had no problem in catching their limits. I got reports from Hobe Sound to Fort Pierce and it sounds like we have a pretty nice spread of pompano along all of our beaches. The Yellow Crab Fishbites bait was on fire today along with the normal EZ Flea scent. I did see some folks that did not do as well as they could have and the main reason was they just weren't reaching the fish. Penn Longcast reels on 12 foot surf rods will put you in the zone where these fish are schooling up so if you want to be successful try this equipment and I guarantee you will take some home.
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