Occasionally, pompano schools push wakes in water knee-deep or shallower. Some days, they push along the surface, especially if there are glass minnows around. Yes, they do eat small baitfish when crabs, tiny clams or shrimp aren’t available. Like permit or bonefish, their silvery, mirror-like sides reflect the bottom, so they are tough to spot. It's when they are heading toward you that their darker backs tend to give them away, and their darker forked tails give them away, too. Either way, they don’t linger long. They seem to be always in high gear, so you have to be ready to cast.