Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Highly Popular Catch For The Dinner Table
Saturday November 18, 2017
Most travelers coming to Florida might have heard of Pompano as the alluring sandy beaches along south Florida's East Coast. However, the Pompano we are ever so familiar with and speak of is the unfamiliar species that actually swims near shore to our coastline and in the saltwater lagoons. Just minutes away from Orlando and the busy theme parks, attractions and night life you can make your way out along the shoreline to hook into one of these unique fish. They are rather pretty with a greenish gray and silver color, most would say this fish is fit for a kings table as it is mild and rich tasting yet very light and lean. Chef's love the versatility of preparing this fish so when you visit Orlando and the Space Coast area you will have to dine at the Pompano Grill in Cocoa Beach to enjoy a fresh plate that is not only tasty but visually appealing as well.
- Greenish gray on back, shading to silvery sides
- Fish in dark waters showing gold on throat, pelvic, and anal fins
- Deep flattened body with small mouth
- No scutes
- 22 to 27 soft dorsal rays; 20 to 23 soft anal rays
- Origin of anal fin slightly behind origin of second dorsal
Florida pompano are common in inshore and nearshore waters, especially along sandy beaches, along oyster banks, and over grassbeds. They are often in turbid water and may be found in water as deep as 130 feet.
These fish spawn offshore between March and September. Florida pampano feed on mollusks and crustaceans, especially sand fleas. Local movements are influenced by the tide, and seasonal movements are influenced by temperature.
Florida pompano are common in inshore and nearshore waters, especially along sandy beaches, along oyster banks, and over grassbeds. They are often in turbid water and may be found in water as deep as 130 feet. Florida pompano feed on mollusks and crustaceans, especially sand fleas. Local movements are influenced by the tide, and seasonal movements are influenced by temperature.
11 inches to fork of tail, six per harvester.
Florida Record: 8 lb 4 oz, caught near Port St. Joe
Orlando Pompano Fishing Trips
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: February 08 2017 19:36:38.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
November - 2017 Fishing Report
November in Central Florida can be an up or down proposition for fishing offshore as the nor-easterner's start to blow and seas pick up. However, it can be rewarding for anglers looking to cash in on the end of the fall mullet run for almost every type of nearshore species from jacks and snook to redfish and tarpon. If the temperatures and wind stay cooperative, look for nearshore to be productive, but if the seas get angry look inshore towards the lagoons for redfish, sea trout and possibly some snook action at Sebastian Inlet and the Indian River Lagoon. November is a Central Florida transition month so don't be surprised to see fish getting active and feeding heavily before the winter cool down when bait becomes less abundant and fish look to warm up on the shallow water flats later in the morning.
November - 2017 Fishing Forecast
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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.
Gave a fishing trip to my husband for his birthday after recommendation from my cousin Kristin Kessel Asinger. He is still talking about it as the best fishing trip ever! Don't hesitate to book a fishing trip with Captain Richard!
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