Introduction to Pompano

Pompano, a highly sought-after species among Florida anglers, is celebrated for its fighting prowess and delicious taste. These fast-swimming fish are a common catch along the sandy shores of Daytona Beach, the surf zones of New Smyrna Beach, and the tidal waters of Ponce Inlet.

When to Fish for Pompano

The prime season for Pompano in these areas is from late fall to early spring. During this time, they migrate closer to shore, making them a popular target for surf anglers. The cooler water temperatures bring them in abundance, especially near Daytona Beach's sandy bottoms and New Smyrna Beach's surf lines.

Where to Fish for Pompano

In Daytona Beach, the Sunglow Pier and Ponce Inlet areas are renowned for Pompano fishing. New Smyrna Beach's coastline, particularly near Bethune Beach, offers excellent surf fishing opportunities. The shallow waters around Ponce Inlet are also productive, especially during the incoming tides.

How to Fish for Pompano

Light tackle with small jigs, sand fleas, or shrimp is effective for Pompano. Surf fishing is a popular method in Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, while boat fishing near Ponce Inlet can also yield good results. A steady retrieve with occasional jigs works well to attract these fast biters.

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