“Pompano on the fly today, and a big fish on a jig.”
Those are the first pomps that I know of to be caught this year in the lagoon at least that far south. Surf anglers setting up along First Coast and Space Coast beaches are reporting a good run so far. Click here for more on the annual pompano migration.
My favorite inshore pompano spots include Sebastian Inlet. Give Capt. Glyn Austin a shout if you’re down for fishing. Fishing for flounder, redfish and Spanish mackerel has also been good in the vicinity of the inlet. Using shrimp-tipped pompano jigs, you can catch a variety of species from a boat, or from the inlet jetties. Just hop the jig along the bottom.
But the epicenter of inshore fishing for pompano runs from about the St. Lucie Power Plant to Hobe Sound. Another front or two, and no one will be thinking about much else but catching up the pomps.
Boaters target the edges of shoals, while shore-based anglers wade the flats and fish the “mosquito bridges” that are part of the Stuart and Jensen Beach causeways. For a fishing report, check in at the Snook Nook.