I'm new to this forum and have been looking on tactics and ways to target and locate these fish. (Redfish, trout, and snook).
Boat - 16 foot Ankona copperhead
Tackle - spin (usually live baiting with shrimp this time of year)
So here is my delemma, I usually go fishing on a incrementing tide and fish oyster bars with popping corks. I always see people have lots of success with those popping corks and oyster bars but I can't seem to get anything but snapper and ladyfish. I usually anchor up and sit casting popping every 12-14 seconds. I try fishing the bottom and still will only manage snapper, catfish, ladyfish, and some trout. I usually fish the outside on the 1/2+ incrementing tide. With the outgoing I usually work my way up towards the bay's like fackahatchee and fish them on the transition from peak high to 1/2 outgoing. I will also use popping corks and bottom rigs to see what kind of action I can get and even then I'm not doing so hot. So my question is there any special things I should look for such as currents, depth contours, type of bottom, or things like that?