African Pompano

African Pompano

  • Peak Season: October-December
  • Best Charter: Full Day Offshore
  • Best Technique: Fishing the Wrecks
  • Best Bait: Smaller Live baits, Jigs
  • Table Fare: Excellent

African Pompano Fishing,Tips,and Techniques

Alongside Amberjack on the reefs and wrecks are African pompano. Not to be confused with their smaller inshore cousins, these African Pompano can reach weights of over 30 pounds, and put up incredible fights on even heavy tackle considering their size and weight. African Pompano are round, silvery fish that are attracted to flashy objects and movement. They inhabit the middle of the water column and often intercept jigs meant for jacks and Snapper. Our Miami fishing charters carry Daiwa Saltist 50t's (filled with 50lb power pro spectra) fixed to Shimano Trevala Jigging rods for dropping jigs in deep water on wrecks and reefs. With these combos we are able to pull grouper and snapper from the depths, Amberjacks from the safety of the wrecks, or Pompano away from higher obstructions without straining against truly heavy weight tackle (the combos are incredibly light and powerful). Pompano are schooling fish, so multiple hookups aren't uncommon if baits are fished in similar vicinities. Although they are a bit awkward to prepare, the meat they provide is thick, white, and delicious. With how hard African pompano fight and how delicious their meat is, Double Threat Fishing Charters considers African pompano one of the most underrated game fish species in Miami.

African Pompano Fishing in Miami