Pompano Fishing

Work has been keeping me very busy this week, which means I haven’t been able to fish since Sunday’s trip. As I was scrolling through my memories on Facebook, I came across a good day Tania, and I had on the beach catching pompano.

On October 23, 2021, Tania and I went surf fishing again! We woke up at 6am and headed to Blue Heron Road. We were a bit slow getting going this morning, so it was about 7:00am before we made it to the beach. It was around 7:20am by the time we were at our spot and had lines wet.

Today there were three people on the beach before we made it there, so we had to walk a bit further down the beach than we normally do but it wasn’t too bad. This turned into a blessing as you will see later!

Tania caught the first fish today, around 740am. She landed a keeper pompano! The bite was not on fire today, but it was steady. We were getting bites or catching fish every 15-20 minutes. Around 8am, I noticed some glass minnows washing up on shore, so I went around collecting them and putting them in our bucket. I threw out one of our three rods in the first trough with live glass minnows. I was hoping to catch a snook or whatever was chasing the glass minnows on shore.

I managed to land a ladyfish on the glass minnows, however we were mostly just feeding the fish as we lost the rest of them. I ended up just switching that rod back over to Fishbites, which worked out well as we landed two keeper pompanos on it.

All in all, we had a great relaxing day sitting on the beach. About noon, I was so relaxed I started to fall asleep in my chair. At this point I told Tania it was time to go as I didn’t want to lose a rod and reel if I fell asleep and hooked something large.

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