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Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26328

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So my wife and I went fishing at Fort Desoto on Saturday. My goal was to hook up on some redfish, but I couldn't get that going, so we went to some deeper grass flats and started landing a bunch of slot sized trout. Probably got at least 20 in the boat, which was fun. My wife even landed a 23 inch trout. On a whim she made the decision to go fish by the Skyway. I quickly told her I rarely do that and pretty much have no idea what I'm doing. Haha. Anyways we get over there and I tie on some Doc's Goofy Jigs and we both start jigging away. Next thing we know we are pulling in Pompano on every cast. For almost a solid hour we had non stop action. Turned out to be a great day and the weather was finally perfect for a change.
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26334

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Gotta love it when that happens. :thumbsup:
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26337

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Nice! Whereabouts at the Skyway did you catch the pomps and how did you work the doc's goofy jigs?
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -Doug Larson
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26344

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Nice man! No pics? Didn't happen. Were you workin the goofy jigs with shrimp bits on them or just bare?
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26352

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I am still having a hard time telling the difference between the pompano and the crevalle jacks. They both look so similar.
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26357

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No pics yet. I had my iPhone in my pocket on the way back and we took a good splash from the wind that started to pick up, so yup the iPhone got soaked and fried. I did text a few of the pictures to her friend so she should be emailing them to me today and then I will add them on so no one thinks I am lying through my teeth. HAHA.
We were a little past the north Skyway pier underneath the bridge right before it turns into two large round post. Does that make sense? We didn't have any shrimp on the jigs at all. We were just jigging it up and down slowly. Not crazy erratic. I am sure a lot of luck played a part. Every time we would pull one in there would be a dozen of them chasing their little buddy towards the boat. Seemed to be a huge school of them down there.
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26359

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what way was the tide going?
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26364

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It was at the top of the incoming tide.
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26365

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The jack crevalle has a more blunt forehead and elongated body, normally with a spot near the gill plates. If you grip them by that spot, they'll pretty much be motionless so you can dehook them. The pompano is shaped like a football. On the site, there's some fish identification pics that you can compare the two. Great catches!!
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26414

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If you catch a jack crevalle, just tell people you caught a bridge permit! :P
"Best wishes for big fishes!"

Christopher Giblin
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Re: Skyway Pompano 1 year 11 months ago #26488

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A jack has a very narrow area just before the tail, and a BLACK dot just behind the gill cover. They like to make a grunt type sound most of the time.
Jacks are quite yellow when you take them out of the water.
Pomps are gray when you first take them out of the water, but they turn quite yellow after they are dead.




JACK





POMPANO

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