Pompano fishing came back with a fury last week on Brevard beaches, along with multiple other target species. What more could one ask for during a beach fishing excursion in the middle of summer? Surf fishing anglers rejoiced as the wind and seas finally subsided from the first half of June that brought with it unfavorable conditions. With that being said, water clarity improved and swells settled. This in turn created a phenomenal opportunity to get out there and do some pompano and/or snook fishing. These headliner targets are definitely the main attraction for most anglers in the surf; but, let’s not forget about the supporting cast that was also firing off — this includes whiting, margate, and croakers — and from Sebastian Inlet north through Satellite beach!
While Pompano fishing in Florida is inherently a fall through spring fishery (with the occasional resident fish hanging around the central east coast), this year has more to offer for the surf fishing anglers willing to put in the work. Surf fishing reports from across the Space Coast recounted pompano catches in the double digits last week. This uncommon event should be celebrated and seized upon. With that being said, get the surf fishing equipment together, round up the family hit the the beach for fun in the sun!
It’s big time right now fun for every fishing type and crowd, including the whole family. If you have any impatient anglers that are difficult to wrestle into a day of beach fishing, now’s the perfect time. Take a kid fishing to provide him nonstop reeling action with a blitzing croaker and whiting bite. Greatly benefiting from the lack of distance from shore makes it an accessible and exciting fishery for families. Use fish bites, shrimp or sand fleas for best results.