I did a little traveling around today and started out up by Fort Pierce Inlet in the gray light this morning . The color of the water was less than ideal when the skies lightened and after the second catfish I packed up and headed back towards Jensen Beach . The water was 100 percent better from Herman’s Bay to Stuart . Although I didn’t put any keeper pompano in the cooler I had a great morning catching short pompano, lady fish of all sizes, some nice sized bluefish, 2 small black drum ,and a few jacks . It was definitely great practice for the upcoming pompano season and it’s great to see some life in the water . I definitely went through a lot of bait today as the total catch had to be somewhere around 40 fish . When you are catching doubleheaders of pompano and ladyfish the quantity builds quickly . There were numerous pompano in that 10 inch range so the throwbacks are getting bigger from the size of the ones I caught this past weekend. Electric chicken Crab Fishbites were on fire again today just like the were this past weekend and last year in the beginning the season . Distance was a key today as most of the bites came in the 80 to 100 yard distance . The bigger pompano are coming so get your tackle , bait and equipment ready . Conditions look pretty good for this week and weekend so get out and get your “practice “ in . Good luck and catch ‘‘em up .