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Life Cycle: These fish spawn offshore between March and September.  Florida pompano feed on mollusks and crustaceans, especially sand fleas.

Migration: Pompano are most comfortable between 70° and 82° and will mirage deeper and or further south to find that temperature.  Around Amelia Island, this temperature is achieved by early summer and lasts till October or November.

Fishing Tips: Use the lightest equipment that will get your bait far enough out.  Sand Fleas are the best bait for pompano.

Food Value: Among the best


11″Limit 6

State Record 8 lb. 4 oz., caught near Port St. Joe

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