Anglers who target Florida pompano in the surf continue to have a banner year. Except for the cold spell before last Christmas, coastal anglers have been regularly reeling in pompano along Alabama’s beautiful beaches.
But the best is yet to come now with the arrival of warm weather. Anglers find pompano most often in the surf zone, where waves stir up the bottom and reveal a variety of crustaceans that make a tasty meal for the species that become more abundant in the spring. Anglers fishing from boats can also find pompano in shallow water, especially around sandbars on a falling tide.
Matthew Isbell, aka the Bama Beach Bum, is a pro at catching pompano. Here are his top five tips for how you can reel 'em in on Alabama's beaches.