Where do you catch pilchards near Islamorada?
I am trying to find out where & how to catch pilchards for live chumming near Islamorada. I am at Futura Yacht Club (mile 88, bayside). I have no idea of how and where to go about catch them. I am ok with a cast net - get all my own ballys - but I don't even know where to start with the pilchards. Net? Sabiki? On the grass beds out back? Do I chum them up? With what? What conditions am I looking for - depth, current, etc? How big are the schools I should expect to see? If they are out back, please point me to a reference point where I should start looking - toilet seat pass, Marker 88, Founder's park, etc. Any help would be great. I promise I will leave some, nor am I going in the pilchard business.