I am hoping that the pompano bite I had this afternoon in the rain is an indicator for the fishing we can expect after all of the easterly wind and building surf subsides later next week . I took a look at the Jensen Webcam and checked on Jensen Beach Surf check for sea conditions and water temperature and was pleasantly surprised. If you have not taken a look at the Jensen Beach Surf check , take a look before you head up to fish our local beaches. After you log on to that site the Kona Beach Cafe page will appear and click on Jensen Beach Buoy . You can then access current wave heights , surface water temperature , and bottom water temperature. I took a ride up north towards the Fort Pierce Inlet and had a great pompano bite that turned on around noon. I ended up with 20 nice pompano up to 3.5 pounds and would have had another 10 to 15 if the sharks were not a problem. I ended up fishing only 2 poles so I could get to the poles, tighten the drag, and reel as fast as I could to try to keep the hooked pompano away from the spinners and blacktips. When I dropped my fish off at New England Seafood this afternoon they were the only pompano in the market and that kind of sums up the slow and inconsistent pompano bite we have had this winter. When you go to the beach to fish for pompano in the spring , you kind of expect to put some in the cooler, not hope to. I hope this was the kick off to our spring run. White Crab Fishbites were on fire today followed by EZ Flea, and Yellow Crab . I hope we can all get back at it toward the end of the work week and everyone is bending a rod with some nice pompano. Good luck this week and catch em up.
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