We have had a place in CC for about 5 years now and are learning slowly how to fish the salt (live in the midwest). 5 years ago we started just fishing inshore, but the Lake O discharges ruined that for us, so now we go offshore (Glacier Bay 2665 Canyon Runner). We like to go to the Fantastico when time allows, but also hit the Mohawk and Pegasus, amongst a few others. If nothing else, we like to get out into the "nice" water.
Being from the midwest, we do not get allot of opportunity to catch "big" fish, so when we are down, we like to try to target AJ's, Goliaths, Barracudas, etc. We also catch plenty of smaller fish, but always release everything but just a few to eat over the next few days.
Anyway, can anybody give me any insight on how or where to purposely target Blue Runners and other larger baitfish? Can a guy just go out 10 miles, anchor up and start chumming? Is there a special contour or depth to go to? Of course I am not asking for any exact spots.
I have watched about all of the Florida Sportsman youtube videos, I just cannot find enough info on catching decent bait.
Thanks a bunch!
Chumming always helps too.
26-27.027 082-19.653 should be the upper edge It will not be a sharp edge more of a slope.
Your GPS should show the humps in this area and the live fuzzy bottom that hold the fish.
Hope this helps
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