Pompano ~ A Spring Fish

When the water temperatures start to warm up to 68 degrees, this is perhaps the best time to catch pompano. They are common in inshore and nearshore waters and can be found along beaches, oyster banks and in grass beds. They sometimes can be found in deeper waters. Their movement is greatly influenced by the tides and water temperatures.

The backs of pompano are greenish gray in color turning into silvery shades on their sides. They have a deep flat body and small mouths. They can grow to about 18 inches in length and weigh an average of 2 -3 pounds.