The past week provided us with manageable weather, allowing us to engage in some fishing and yielding good catches. However, it wasn’t a banner week. We encountered some dirty water that seems to be lingering a bit longer than I had hoped, but it held promise for pompano fishermen! This week will be fishable for sure, with swells averaging about two feet throughout the week. The winds don’t appear favorable for cleaning the water very well, but they won’t wash out our fishing days with churning choppy water.

The week was filled with bluefish, jacks, and ladyfish. Don’t get me started on the seasonal crabs, haha… We did observe some smaller pompano and some keeper-sized fish in the Cocoa Beach area and south Patrick areas as well. Reports for pompano have been sporadic all along the east coast, with a few early schools moving our way. It’s only a matter of time before they start showing up in big schools.

Live sand fleas, accompanied by frozen shrimp pieces, have been the preferred bait for many people. Using a pompano rig with pink floats or sand flea imitation floats has been producing the best bites.

In our shop, we have all the rigging tackle for making your own custom pompano rigs, ranging from pompano floats, hooks, and weights. That’s it for this week. Stop by our shop and get the daily report in person. Tight lines!