A sardine is likely, but a whole squid or fresh strip of blue runner
will attract attention.
Caption: Blue runner
is rigged stinger-style, typical of king mackerel fishing, and will be sent down 50 feet on the downrigger.
Most of your catches will be Spanish mackerel, bluefish, blue runners
, jacks and ladyfish.
Many of those vessels are still out there, bejeweled with algae and coral, hosting schools of sardines, blue runners
, grunts and much larger fish like amberjack, African pompano and black grouper.
Buoys hold blue runners
, speedos and cigar minnows.
Along the oceanside beaches, piers and jetties, fishermen can target pompano, snook, jacks and blue runners
. Farther out, within casting range on the pier or jetty, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, jack crevalle, blue runners
and possibly king mackerel will be available.
Pier and jetty fishermen will have plenty of opportunities for catching Spanish mackerel, bluefish, maybe a king mackerel, jack crevalles, blue runners
, the first runs of pompano, sharks, tarpon and snook.
When blue runners
show up in the chum and start savaging your snapper baits don't cuss, take advantage.