Pompano Beach marks the location of one of the biggest offshore kayak fishing tournaments in the United States. The Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament brings out some of the best kayak fishermen from all over the world all looking to come out on top. The best way to get to walk up on stage and hoist that trophy is by targeting tournament winning kingfish. These tournaments are almost always won with one or two good size kingfish. Using the right equipment and bait will give you the chance to bring home the cash.
Tournament winning kingfish need to be prepared for by first off using the right bait. Big goggle eyes, Blue runners, large mullet and speedos are all great options. Next comes your wire rigs. 60 pound wire is a minimum for me when using large baits to attract tournament winning kingfish. A Double stinger rig is most likely going to be needed as these baits are anywhere from 10-14inches. You ideally want one stinger to be at the midpoint of the bait and one near the tail for those short strikes.
After you have figured out your rigs and live bait, finding the location of where to fish in Pompano Beach is next. The kingfish in this area can be anywhere from 60-180 foot so taking one day to fish before the tournament is a good idea. Generally these kingfish will stay in a general area and depth for a few days to a week. A general rule of thumb is to look in the 90-130 foot range to start. If nothing happening move out to deeper water or try putting a bait deeper in the water column with a line weight or downrigger.
Offshore kayak fishing in Pompano Beach has become very popular and only looks to get bigger. Get out there and try to catch that tournament winning kingfish. Hope to see you on stage!