African Pompano Fishing Reports

Fishing report from John J. in Key West, Florida

Fishing report from Chris P. in Tavernier, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Chris here.

    Reef and wreck bit have been in fire here in Islamorada , multiple African pompanos , nice sized mutton/mangrove snapper , and smoker king mackerel a have made for great action morning and afternoon at the wrecks . The reef has been producing some flag yellowtail, yellow Jack , and even a few nice muttons there to . Overall solid week
    Reef and wreck bit have been in fire here in Islamorada , multiple African pompanos , nice sized mutton/mangrove snapper , and smoker king mackerel a have made for great action morning and afternoon at the wrecks . The reef has been producing some flag yellowtail, yellow Jack , and even a few nice muttons there to . Overall solid week

Fishing report from Larry W. in Islamorada, Florida

Fishing report from Hunter L. in Key West, Florida

    They are very cool fish, when they are juvenile they have these very long plumes that light up in the water, they have to be 24 inches to the fork to harvest, I’ve got good spots for them if charters want to go for one

Fishing report from Casey Y. in Key Largo, Florida

Fishing report from Chris P. in Tavernier, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Chris here.

    We have been fishing lots of wrecks, reefs. and inshore water. Jumbo size yellowtail have been pretty consistent on big love pilchards, along with the occasional African pompano and yellow Jack. Some decent size muttons have started to move into patches and mangrove snappers too. On the windy days we fished inshore and caught tarpon, snook, Goliath grouper and some nice sized mangrove snapper too.

Fishing report from Casey Y. in Key Largo, Florida

Fishing report from Joel B. in Marathon, Florida

Fishing report from Joel B. in Marathon, Florida

Fishing report from Larry W. in Islamorada, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Larry here.

    As the seasons change, we are awaiting the arrival of the winter fish—especially Sailfish! The typical fall patterns of late season Mahi and Blackfin Tunas are still in the area. The Florida Keys had very little damage and are up and running!
    As the seasons change, we are awaiting the arrival of the winter fish—especially Sailfish! The typical fall patterns of late season Mahi and Blackfin Tunas are still in the area. The Florida Keys had very little damage and are up and running!

Fishing report from Mike S. in Marathon, Florida

    Last 3 days we have caught mahi, sailfish, mutton snapper, African pompano, and yellowtails. Fall is all about mixed bag trips!

Fishing report from Christopher H. in Atlantic Beach, Florida

    Fishing has been pretty good lately!! Lots of Vermilion snapper and triggerfish biting near the bottom and a good number of Kingfish, Sailfish, Cobia, Cudas, and more trolling near shore!! Also the mutton snapper and African pompano out in 130ft

Fishing report from Craig K. in Palm Beach, Florida

    Finally the wind machine stopped for the Palm Beaches. Calm seas, light variable winds made for epic fishing. The sea weed along the beaches was still present, but the calm waters allowed for the sea weed to settle and anglers to sight fish crystal clear waters. Beach fishing was fantastic the past week, calm waters allowed for bait schools to school in troughs along the beach. Plenty of bait signals predator species like snook, tarpon, jacks and sharks to feed on these bait schools. Snook could be seen cruising the shorelines in search of there next meal. Not far behind the snook, tarpon allowed anglers to sight fish and present live baits and DOA Terror Eyz in there path creating drag screaming action. Inlet action for snook stayed consistent, DOA C.A.L. 3" shad tail in Mole’ rigged with a 3/8oz jig, excellent bait of choice as well as live baits. Tarpon, jacks, sharks and snapper all species that offered steady action . Snapper fishing provided plenty of action for anglers along rock jetties and drop offs. Inshore fishing anglers had a blast targeting big jacks on top water Rapala skitter walks, also catching bluefish and mackerel. Docks, sea walls and drops offs all great areas to target a plethora of species. Snook, tarpon, jacks always main target, but sometimes we are surprised with species we don’t see often in the ICW. This weeks surprise catch was an African pompano, caught by a JR angler. Well that is the fishing reply for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines
    Finally the wind machine stopped for the Palm Beaches. Calm seas, light variable winds made for epic fishing. The sea weed along the beaches was still present, but the calm waters allowed for the sea weed to settle and anglers to sight fish crystal clear waters. Beach fishing was fantastic the past week, calm waters allowed for bait schools to school in troughs along the beach. Plenty of bait signals predator species like snook, tarpon, jacks and sharks to feed on these bait schools. Snook could be seen cruising the shorelines in search of there next meal. Not far behind the snook, tarpon allowed anglers to sight fish and present live baits and DOA Terror Eyz in there path creating drag screaming action. Inlet action for snook stayed consistent, DOA C.A.L. 3" shad tail in Mole’ rigged with a 3/8oz jig, excellent bait of choice as well as live baits. Tarpon, jacks, sharks and snapper all species that offered steady action . Snapper fishing provided plenty of action for anglers along rock jetties and drop offs. Inshore fishing anglers had a blast targeting big jacks on top water Rapala skitter walks, also catching bluefish and mackerel. Docks, sea walls and drops offs all great areas to target a plethora of species. Snook, tarpon, jacks always main target, but sometimes we are surprised with species we don’t see often in the ICW. This weeks surprise catch was an African pompano, caught by a JR angler. Well that is the fishing reply for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines
    Finally the wind machine stopped for the Palm Beaches. Calm seas, light variable winds made for epic fishing. The sea weed along the beaches was still present, but the calm waters allowed for the sea weed to settle and anglers to sight fish crystal clear waters. Beach fishing was fantastic the past week, calm waters allowed for bait schools to school in troughs along the beach. Plenty of bait signals predator species like snook, tarpon, jacks and sharks to feed on these bait schools. Snook could be seen cruising the shorelines in search of there next meal. Not far behind the snook, tarpon allowed anglers to sight fish and present live baits and DOA Terror Eyz in there path creating drag screaming action. Inlet action for snook stayed consistent, DOA C.A.L. 3" shad tail in Mole’ rigged with a 3/8oz jig, excellent bait of choice as well as live baits. Tarpon, jacks, sharks and snapper all species that offered steady action . Snapper fishing provided plenty of action for anglers along rock jetties and drop offs. Inshore fishing anglers had a blast targeting big jacks on top water Rapala skitter walks, also catching bluefish and mackerel. Docks, sea walls and drops offs all great areas to target a plethora of species. Snook, tarpon, jacks always main target, but sometimes we are surprised with species we don’t see often in the ICW. This weeks surprise catch was an African pompano, caught by a JR angler. Well that is the fishing reply for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines

Fishing report from Matt S. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Matt here.

Fishing report from Charles D. in Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province

Fishing report from Garrett F. in Key West, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Garrett here.

Fishing report from Mike W. in Key West, Florida

Fishing report from Phil H. in Naples, Florida

Fishing report from Nick B. in Marathon, Florida

Fishing report from Jay D. in Marathon, Florida

Fishing report from Tony Y. in Islamorada, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Tony here.

Fishing report from Jay D. in Marathon, Florida

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