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Topic Summary: African Pompano saves what was a slow day offshore
Created On: 07/18/2017 06:24 AM
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 07/18/2017 06:24 AM
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Plan B

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Went offshore St. Aug with a buddy on sunday, and we were striking out all over the place, until we moved out to 25+ miles

Thought I saw a Cobe come under the boat as we were pulling up to spot, so I grabbed my new baitrunner that already had a jig on.

Hooked up pretty quick near the bottom in 100' and the drag started burning.

After a pretty long battle (got him to the surface 3 times and he ran back down each time, using his head as leverage), I got a nice surprise.  My first Aftrican Pompano.  I was stoked on what was otherwise a slow day..... Unfortunately we got covered up in BIG cudas shortly after

 



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Edited: 07/18/2017 at 07:19 AM by Plan B
 07/18/2017 01:28 PM
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stokedpanda

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Nice fish that's a fatty, I have yet to get one but been on boats when guys have caught them, it is still a bucket list fish for me!

Im up in Jax and they seem to be pretty common so hoping my day will come soon LOL, did you eat it if so how was the meat?

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 07/19/2017 07:05 PM
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Cole

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Great catch!

AP hasn't been added to my list either.

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 07/20/2017 05:58 AM
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Plan B

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thanks!

he was tasty



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 07/20/2017 08:07 PM
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Cole

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How is the meat? Like pompano? AJ? Dolphin?

I just had Rainbow Runner for the first time and it was surprisingly good. It has the consistency of salmon, but a neutral flavor kind of like dolphin.

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 07/21/2017 06:43 AM
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Plan B

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Somewhere between pompano and Dolphin I guess...... Not as good as the former, but better than the latter.  WAY better than AJ...... and hot box bonitas

I gave a bunch to my parents and I had dinner with them.  I think it was a little over marinated, (Like you would do if you were keeping a Bonita ) but the texture was excellent.

There's more (albeit in the freezer now) so I'll try something different next time

 

We once caught a Rainbow Runner trolling in the keys.... very good.  Supposedly makes great sushi.



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