The Pompano rig is used almost exclusively for surf fishing. Also known as “set rig”, many anglers use this rig when fishing in channels, on piers and along the beach. This rig features a bright yellow float and a bright bead. The float keeps your bait off of the bottom, while the bead mimics sand flea eggs, which helps attract pompano.
The most effective pompano rig is made up of two or three hooks, beads, floats, and sinkers that you connect with fishing line. The best types of line to use with the Pompano rig are monofilament or fluorocarbon. The rig also requires a one- to four-ounce sinker. For the Pompano rig, you want your bait to stay close to the bottom as possible.
The best baits to use for this rig are clam strips, sand fleas, and small bits of shrimp or fish.