Whats you choice, drifting or anchor?
I target snapper and grouper(in season) and I favor anchoring. I've fished the drift boats out of jupiter prior to purchasing my own boat and I never really liked the drift concept. However lately my anchor theory has not been very fruitful. I fish a 15 ft 40 to 60lb leader with whatever weight I need to hold bottom. My bait of choice is live sardines when there around, if not greenies. If no live bait the I'll use either live or butterflyied grunts. When drifting I'll used a double hook with a dead sardine but I've never produced using that method. I don't know but about 5to 8 years back there seem to be a lot more snapper and grouper action between the SLI and Jupiter inlet. My last couple of trips have been disapointing and I,m wondering if maybe drifting would give me a better chance with my catsh ratio. Does anybody rift for muttons(my fav), I've got a decent bottom machine and try to fish the 70 to 90 ft areas that have some structure Whats your choice?