Pompano

Monday April 24, 2017

Pompano

Pompano

  • 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

Habitat:

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.

Behavior:

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.

Remarks

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.

Regulations

11 inches to fork of tail, six per harvester.

State Record

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

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