Ken Taylor of North Port, Fla., and I went out in my Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5 kayaks and did very well. The interesting thing is that there were six other motorized flats skiffs in the same area and we did way better than them.

I believe it was because the kayaks are so stealthy and unobtrusive.

We totaled 40 pompano to 4 1/2 pounds, 12 bluefish to 3, two Spanish mackerel, four ladyfish, two spotted seatrout and a gag grouper. Ken was using spinning gear and I was, of course, fly fishing. Ken used a jig, while I used a fly similar to a Clouser Deep Minnow.

We were able to stay on top of the fish and follow their movements. In addition, standing and fly fishing in a Native Watercraft is so easy.

Pompano fishing has been very good over the last week. They are great fly-rod fish.

I was using a 6-weight TFO TICRX rod and a sinktip line.