pom·​pa·​no | \ ˈpäm-pə-ˌnō How to pronounce pompano (audio) , ˈpəm- How to pronounce pompano (audio) \
plural pompano or pompanos

Definition of pompano

1 : a carangid food fish (Trachinotus carolinus) of the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico broadly : any of several related fishes
2 : a small bluish or greenish butterfish (Peprilus simillimus) of the Pacific coast of North America

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Austin was wowed by an African pompano, while Gregory locked in on a spotted hogfish, with its orange body and distinct yellow tail. Michael Dumas, al.com, "Fishing rodeo features big fish, crowds and smooth seas," 20 July 2019 Get a few pompano and bluefish rigs and a couple rod holders from most any bait shop along the coast and some frozen shrimp or clams and hit your favorite beach. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing 101: Learn how to start fishing in Central Florida," 11 July 2018 The fish pictured in the New Times photograph, Adams said, would likely not have been bycatch by a pompano netter because of its size. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Anglers have fought to protect this fish. So how did it wind up on a Miami Beach menu? | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 At least twice a week, Mr. Schilling casts the breakers for pompano, whiting, or spotted trout, driving up to Amelia Island from his home in Jacksonville. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, "As its beaches recede, Florida shores up private ownership," 20 Apr. 2018 Pier anglers are getting limits of mackerel on jigs when the water clears and some are catching pompano on shrimp along the beaches, again when the mud subsides; www.ateamfishing.com. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 20 Apr. 2018 Twelve painted pompanos now in a semicircle in front of the city’s Cultural Center on Atlantic Boulevard are going to be on exhibit throughout the month of April. Anne Geggis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Drivers can catch the fish as public art takes center stage on Atlantic Boulevard," 30 Mar. 2018 Plan at least a week to hit the high points: bike across a series of connecting bridges through small seaside neighborhoods, SUP coastal dune lakes, and surfcast for pompano. The Editors, Outside Online, "The 25 Trips You Need to Take This Year," 20 Mar. 2018 Popular among anglers at the pier are bluefish and pompano. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Port Canaveral's Jetty Park fishing pier reopens after weeks of hurricane repairs," 9 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of pompano

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pompano

American Spanish pámpano, from Spanish, a percoid fish (Sparus auratus), literally, vine leaf, from Latin pampinus

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