They're OK, maybe I'm not cooking them right. But I'll take trout or Flounder over Pompano any day. We catch them in the surf on Mustang and Padre Island using sand fleas for bait. We catch the sand fleas with a sand pump/siphon made out of PVC pipe. You can buy the pumps at the tackle shop in PortA. BillS
There are lots of very complex, but good recipes for pompano. One of them is pompano en papillote, where you cook the fish in a parchment paper heart with other seafood. Really good. On the other hand, pompano is great just lightly cooked with butter. The skin of this fish tastes very good.
No limits to pompano. I looked in the TPW book last night and they are not mentioned. They are extremely good eating. I used to eat it a lot in Pensacola.
Pompano has a white meat and Jack Crevalle have dark meat.
Jack Crevalle can be good if bled right away and the darker meat is cut off. I grill it or pan sear it with garlic and Tony's. Then toss it in a Tuna salad recipe. I like it, but then again, back home I eat mullet. Have not tried Texas mullet yet. I've been told they are not good to eat here. I will eat JC, but it is not the finest fare and must be bled and prepared properly. Never had Amberjack, but I hear it is excellent.
Things a ****@$$ will eat that Texans will not:
Things Texans eat, but this CoonA$$ will not, though I have tried:
Gar (Yep, a buddy of mine claims it is very good. I would try it.)
Things Yankees eat that I will never again consider after trying:
Bluefish - Just like Mack