Pompano are caught from the Carolinas, around Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. Pompano are fast, thin, silver-colored fish with gold on the belly and a deep body. The fish grow to about 2 pounds. Pompano is an important commercial dayboat fishery in Florida and Louisiana. These fish are extremely fresh due to how quickly they are landed, chill-killed, and brought to shore. Florida pompano has a succulent, moderately fat flesh with a mild, delicate flavor. Pompano is considered a premium fish. The fine-textured meat ranges from white to off-white and tastes almost sweet.