A Nebraska Guy Going to Marco Island
nicehonkerz Posts: 16 Greenhorn
I am from Omaha, Nebraska and will be visiting Marco Island Florida at the end of May. My parents and my wife are going on this trip. I am very excited about the trip and been fresh water fishing my whole life with limited salt water experience. My dad has never been salt water fishing and he is 76. He has always dreamed of it. I want this to be a trip of a life time for my dad. I have been doing a ton of research on saltwater fishing and Marco Island to prepare for this trip. We have rented a 24-foot center console fishing boat. Can anyone recommend the type of line to put on a medium and heavy spinning reels? I feel to prepare for this trip I need to learn about catching bait. Can anyone recommend any tips on catching bait at the end of May? What type of structure that holds bait inshore or offshore? Can bait be caught of the docks in Marco Island. What kind of bait is available that time of year? Do pin fish traps work? I will be bringing a cast net. I really appreciate any feedback. This has been a learning experience. I can answer a ton questions on fresh water fishing, duck, goose, turkey, elk, and deer hunting but I am not sure what line to use salt water fishing. Pretty humbling.