Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Kentucky angler Carol Cook landed this beautiful pompano yesterday on a live shrimp. We were fishing in three feet of water over grass near the Burnt Store bar. To spot these guys, local anglers know to always watch your boat's wake when coming off plane. Pompano will skip out of the water like a Frisbee when spooked and when you see one there are usually others down there. Drift back over that same area and bounce some shrimp off the bottom and you'll usually hook a few. They're great little fighters and look even better on a grill drizzled with melted butter.