Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Big Winter Pompano Are Here

Local angler Phil Harper landed the largest pompano I've ever had on my boat this morning.  It weighed over six pounds and I was convinced it was a small permit until we pulled it out of the water.  This was one of three we landed while casting at waves of them in Charlotte Harbor.  Pompano are a very common winter fish off Pine Island but I've never seen so many in the shallows.  Maybe the warm water has something to do with it and I'm definitely not complaining.  The Gulf can stay close to 80 degrees as long as it wants.