Jigging for Pompano from the beach.

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Boca Jetty Rat
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Jigging for Pompano from the beach.

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How productive is it? I have dreams of jigging pompano while walking up the beach. In my head I see pompano jigged from the sand and have tried a couple times, probley the wrong times of year, but tried all the same. The only luck Ive had jigging pompano from the beach was over on Sanibel last year. Worked good over there. Ive only read one post where it was done up in Juno.
Ive jigged many from the piers but thats not what I want to do, I want to be "Sportey" about it.
I got my 6' jiggey rod set with a 2ooo sized reel, 10#mono and 14# floro leader and the typical pomp jigs we all use rigged up.
Anyway I'm gonna try in the morning. :toast:
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I have tried it a lot and never really done well from the beach trying it.
Dreaming the dream that one day I can be as good as some of the boatless pros and catch some 12 inch mangrove snapper.

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Its been done BJR, others have had better luck and some not so much but if the fish are there do it. Bounce that Jig along the sandy bottom creating a nice fluff on the pop and it should get them going. The jig you are using, is it a short feathered bright colored round head?
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Chevy Juan wrote:Its been done BJR, others have had better luck and some not so much but if the fish are there do it. Bounce that Jig along the sandy bottom creating a nice fluff on the pop and it should get them going. The jig you are using, is it a short feathered bright colored round head?

which is called a nuckle ball jig
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I ususally bring a light spinner to the beach, but have had very limited luck, unless the pompano are right in the first trough, it is hard to keep your jig in the strike zone very long. Also, good pompano fishing days are often somewhat rough and windy, which makes it tough to fish a jig from the beach. I much prefer them on the piers, it is easy to cast them down the trough and work them through.
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Done it once standing on the first sand bar with an old setup I used for sabikis. We were diving through waves and actually hooked up to and landed a couple behind the sand bar. It was a lot of fun, but waist deep water and pompano in the area may mean bad things for chunks of my legs.

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Yes jigging from the pier is much easier. Done it many times and caught many Pompano. I'm using regular ole pompano jigs like Docs 3/8th oz for everything. I do sometimes use a boxing glove style silver head with pink skirt but have only caught jacks and bluerunners on that style and color. I walked up the beach north of Mar a lago today. Looked fishey but nothing happening. Thought where to go, Juno I'm close, or Lake Worth Pier. Ended up at Juno Pier about 730am with only my pompano jiggin rod and jigs in hand. Man Juno was a ghoast town. Crystal clear water and no fish at all. Heard its been a brutal winter spring up there. Dosn't stop me really liking going up there though.
The wind deffinitly comes into play when jigging pompano from the beach. I'll just wait till they come to the pier, and dream the dream of someday catching them left and right off the sand of the beach.
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I've caught them on banana jigs with a teaser right off the beach, I've done best tipping the teaser with a chunk of fresh shrimp. It's hit and miss, if the pompano are running the beach and current/waves are not too strong they will attack those jigs. My only experience has been on the gulf side in April and May, last hour of the incoming tide in the morning has been best for me.

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Nice the only place ive jigged them from the beach is on the west coast as well. Welcome aboard and glad my post grabbed your attention! :toast:
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You bet...Pompano is my favorite fish to catch/eat....unfortunately living in the north I only get to Fla. once a year and it's hit and miss with weather/tides/water temps...from what I've read the east coast Sebastian Inlet and south is the best place to go for them March-April....looks like they use longer rods to get out there farther as the surf is rougher over there. Someday I'll retire down there and fish for them hard....great forum, just found it.

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I was thinking of trying this today around North Beach. Does anyone have any input? Would I be wasting my time?

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is jigging for pomps at night a horrible idea? thinking about trying it out sometime with a goofy w/ teaser tipped off with some shrimp

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Never heard of anyone catching them at night. I think for the most part they are sight feeders. I have caught them in the early morning low light conditions however.
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I've caught them at night with bright moons plenty of times, but not on the jig.

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mil7950 wrote:is jigging for pomps at night a horrible idea? thinking about trying it out sometime with a goofy w/ teaser tipped off with some shrimp
Need moon or light into the equation. Without them.. jig won't work that well.. Maybe tipped with shrimp.. might work but haven't try that.

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Re: Jigging for Pompano from the beach.

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Caught this 15" pompano while jigging off a pier in Fort Pierce at about 10:30. Mild condotions. Live shrimp.

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