I hope everyone had a safe and healthy few days off. I fished back up at Blue Heron today and once again the numbers were not big but there are some quality sized pompano swimming along our local beaches . The first pompano I caught today bent my 12 foot rod over double and took off down the beach. I really thought it was another big jack until it semi skipped out of the water 70 yards out. The count today was only 5 legal sized pompano and it is nice when you don't have to think about measuring them to be sure they are legal. A friend of mine fishing down in the Jensen Beach area caught 8 with no keepers so you just have to be lucky and be at the beach where some bigger ones are located. The bait today was EZ Flea Fishbites and all of my bites were pretty far off from 75 to 100 yards. The water up north was not as clean today as it was Saturday and you had to cast beyond the dirty water to reach the area that these guys were holding in. I always say at my seminars, "the two biggest reasons you do not catch pompano are, you are not reaching them or you are fishing in off colored water". Today both of those factors came into play. The other species on the catch and release list were ladyfish, jacks,blue runners , and catfish. I am happy to report that one of my friends in the Ormond Beach area gave me a call to say the pompano bite was excellent there over the weekend. The good news is those fish are heading our way. Looking ahead to this week the current forecast is for East winds at 5 to 10 knots which should keep our surf conditions in very fishable conditions. Snook, pompano, jacks, ladyfish, blue runners, whiting, and croaker should be on the catch lists this week.
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