Pompano Are In The Surf
One of the bonuses of summer hibernation is when these little guys show up. Old Inlet Bait and Tackle just reported a Pompano caught in the surf. “Jim Blasetto of Chads Ford PA landed and release this 12 inch pompano on the beach at 3Rs Road yesterday. It hit a bloodworm” I know they are hitting them south of us but this is the first pompano caught this year in Delaware. Those are good eats. Cut-n-gut then grill that puppy and eat around the bones. Delicious! If there is one there are more they are a schooling fish. This one was caught on real bloodworms, so fishbites should do just as well they usually do. Use a top and bottom rig with sharp hooks. Look for the Diamond State Custom Tackle top and bottom rigs with owner hooks. Good to see pompano here now, a little early but that is fine everything else was too, well except croaker, now we just need some big croaker, which are a tad late. Plenty of small ones out there. This big pompano is perfect eating size, in case you catch a few. Delaware does not have a creel or size limit on these, they are here with the Gulf Stream. Bring on the weird summer fish, can’t wait to see all the crazy catches.
I’ll tell you about summer hibernation later, it’s complicated.