Birds working bait, current rips
and fish skyrocketing can all lead you to find a fishable school.
Dock fishing, day or night, is an ideal scenario for this cast, too, when you're presenting flies to the end or "T" of a dock where current rips
along perpendicular to the structure.
If you want to target the macks then pull your baits up off the bottom and drift them midwater through tidelines, in current rips
or anywhere you see birds dipping.
The drifting, anchored and trolling anglers will all be looking for signs of life, the clues to the bites--clues like diving birds, baitfish ripples, fleeing baitfish schools, feeding fish on the surface and fish marking on their depth recorders, as well as water color changes, current rips
and temperature changes at the surface.
Otherwise, try fishing blind along bar edges, in current rips
, or anywhere you find schools of bait.
The same areas are home to enough bluefish, blue runners, ladyfish and jacks to pretty much ensure bent rods to anyone who trolls spoons or small jigs along current rips
in the inlets or around the offshore bars.
Look for Spanish mackerel, bluefish, blue runners and ladyfish in the current rips
in the passes and also around the offshore bars.
Harter fishes a 20-foot skiff with a bow-mounted trolling motor, offering a stable, level platform for two or more anglers, and the kind of mobility desirable for approaching the bridge structure, current rips
and likely sonar marks at various angles.
Working birds, skyrocketing fish and pronounced current rips
will cue you to the best areas.
I remember sitting on the bow of his skiff 2s years ago, as Biff poled his favorite waters, pointing out subtle fisherman's cues like exposed mangrove roots, minute current rips
, the smell of low tide.
The dolphin are targeted on current rips
and temperature breaks that occur inside the Gulf Stream--from 120 feet out.
The most efficient way to prospect is by trolling small spoons and jigs around the shoals, concentrating on bar edges, current rips
, tide lines or areas where birds are working or where breaking or leaping fish are seen on the surface.