The recent new moon fired up a pompano bite shared by many. It's a good bet the action will continue through Saturday's full moon phase. Strong tides get the fish chewing. Bunces and Pass-a-Grille are among the most popular passes. Land-based anglers get in on the action too. Both Skyway fishing piers and the two on Fort De Soto have long produced for those without boats. They'll often gang up at the Gandy and Howard Frankland bridges when tides roll and some are at a few of the tall range markers in the bay. The Dick Misener, Tierra Verde and Bunces Pass bridges are all worth a look for pompano. You can catch pompano on sand fleas and small crabs but the most popular method around here is jigging. Many jigs work but none I have found better than Doc's Jigs. They are 2-inch, banana-shaped chunks of lead painted various colors. Get pink and white or yellow and white. Dress your jig with the little add-on teaser that's sold along with the jigs. The flashy little feathered hook, attached to the jig, often gets the bite. They make them heavier but I've done best with the one-quarter, three-eighths or half-ounce sizes. Jay Mastry charters Jaybird out of St. Petersburg. Call (727) 321-2142.