Pompano Rich

Member since: October 17, 2018



I started fishing locally in 1959. After chasing snook, tarpon and huge jack crevalles I found a species that I've been passionate about catching: "the Florida Pompano." The challenge of chasing the geography to locate these silver nuggets became a life dream.

    Water Temps & Anticipating Pompano

    October 21, 2019

    I have coordinated my fishing trips around the New Moon with the next one being Oct.27th. The solunar cycle surveys this day as an all-day potential bite. Of course, forecasting with only that in mind defies cooperation from the weather. A positive menu would include a ENE 10 to 15 breeze, a polite 2′ to 4′ sea and a stable or falling barometer. Additionally, knowing the water temp at different beaches is truly advantageous!

      Down South Surf Report

      August 12, 2019

      The Icebreaker Arrives in the Steamy South! Pompano, croakers and droves of bonefish make the first inshore journey of the Summer. Pompano, croakers and droves of bonefish make the first inshore journey of the Summer. Baits of choice include blanched fleas, brined fresh shrimp and Fish Bites (clam and sand flea flavored in orange color). Fluorocarbon leaders in crystal clear waters are imperative. I suggest 1/0 offset circle hooks and 30 lb. rated terminal tackle.

        Don’t Be Deterred by Sargassum in the Surf

        May 30, 2019

        With the heavy easterly winds the entire coast has been burdened with Sargasso. Many are under the notion that the pompano season is over. These are fisherman of habit. They haunt specific beaches and find comfort with an area that has been productive on occasion. Perhaps they have a friend they pal with and they always meet there. Naturally, fishing isn’t always catching. Sooner or later, the heat and the seaweed declare an end to the season.

          Prime Time for Pompano Down South

          April 21, 2019

          The Pink Full Moon, also named the Harvest Moon, has always marked the signature month for pompano! The Algonquin tribes named moons after natural activities that occurred during its appearance. The pink connotation related to the showering colors of spring flowers, while the Harvest Moon related to the annual shad spawning in Michigan and other northeastern streams.

            Inlet Exits Holding Promise

            February 22, 2019

            As seasonably warm temps and constant southerly winds create dynamic changes. After weeks of inhabiting the Stuart/Vero estuary pompano, ladyfish and bonefish are staging at both Local inlets. The inlet exits are promising as surf results increase! Boat anglers have been limiting out all week but that changed upon the increase of heavy southerly winds. Whether the fish would go north or south was the question. The fish chose both directions.

              Treasure Coast Surf Report

              November 25, 2018

              Full moon and super tide erased five miles of coastline this morning from Jupiter Inlet to Loggerhead Park! Another Beach Renovation on the horizon.. To restore a beach this long requires a 30 million dollar budget. Not good for taxpayers. When the dozers show up on good flea beaches one has to cringe! Covering them with 10 ft. of dirty sand concludes their natural lives. Literally killing 10,000 eggs per female flea.

                South Florida Surf Report

                November 11, 2018

                South Florida surf fishing has been spotty but is steadily improving. Bluefish and jack crevalle bit steady at most beaches in the early AM and late afternoon. Top water splash style lures and chunking has been working to catch the muscle heads with ease! Totally visual and viably consistent. The light early west winds portray the evidence at dim light.

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