Pompano are near shore fish, especially along beaches and grassbeds, where they feed on crustaceans and sand fleas. They can, however, be found in deep waters, as well. Spawning season runs from March to September. Pompano are so closely related to Permit they are often described together.
Open Season: year round
Legal Gear: hook and line, cast nets for Florida Pompano only
Legal Length: 11″ fork length
Keep: 6 per harvester per day
Legal Length:24″ fork length
Keep: 2 per harvester per day (2 per vessel total)