Smyrna Pompano and Red Snapper

Red Snapper
Got a call from a guest guide we had on the show years ago - Capt Billy Harris. Billy and I fished together when he lived on the west coast of Florida. We shot an awesome tarpon episode. Click here to watch "Bradenton Brawlers". Billy was calling to tell me about young gun in New Smyrna Beach. He said Austin Ferguson was his name, and he can put you on jetty pompano and red snapper offshore. Rarely do I get a call about a solid pompano bite and when I do, I don't pass it up. Called the camera crew, booked Austin, hooked up the new Skeeter SX2550 and away we went. We ran out to the Ponce Inlet jetty and set the Minn Kota spot lock. The bite was slow in the morning. Austin was not happy with the tide, so we ran offshore to target the elusive red snapper. As soon as we dropped lived baits down, the bite was on. These weren't smallies. They were mogan red snapper. The wind picked up and blew us back inshore. We posted back up at the Ponce Inlet jetty. Austin said the tide was perfect, so we sat there and caught a bunch of tasty pompano for dinner. This is a great episode and if you want to fish in New Smyrna give Austin Ferguson a call. Click below to watch the episode: