Recently aboard The Valentine, we were reminded that Florida African Pompano Fishing can be an amazing experience for both crew and anglers alike. On this particular day, we had six guests from Georgia with us and hopes were high. As to the African Pompano, Florida Sport Fishing Journal tells us this about the species: “they are more incidentally encountered by anglers ﬁshing near-shore and coastal waters from Mexico to Peru, throughout the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, from Bermuda to Brazil.”
As you can see above, we managed to pull a 30 pounder out of the Stuart, Florida waters. Again, this was a really cool experience and a great way to break up what was largely a day spent targeting Sailfish.
Given that target species, our six anglers were each able to catch their first Sail. To make for an even more pleasant trip, the wind was a mere breeze out of the East and seas were essentially calm. There are times when the guys running a charter boat have it pretty good. When you catch and release six Sailfish, boat an African Pompano, seas are calm, and breezes are light, then you have had one of those days!
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