I haven't caught a short Pompano in a while. I was really impressed with the size of the Pompano I caught this weekend. I should have measured them but the size for this time of year made me happy. What you call glass nose are Atlantic Threadfin ( I just a few weeks ago was able to figure out what they were). What I caught tons of were pompanetas , they were so thick. In years past I never caught so many. Like I said both days I was the only one fishing. I am amazed how few people fish the surf. In about a hour and a half I used a whole bag of shrimp. Obviously I don't always catch fish, but I try to fish often and sometimes I get rewarded, good luck.