Sorry for the message but I really would like to get some help from experienced fishermen. We go out almost every weekend leaving from Crandon park in key Biscayne to catch live bait. Then we go to the 800/900 ft and start trolling with rigged ballys for hours at a speed of 6 - 7 knots for hours but we don't get a single bite... We have been doing this for a long time and it's frustrating. We look for birds, patches etc... Is there a specific latitude and longitude we should be going?
Are we doing something wrong?
Thanks for the advice and your time.
U say bally
How many lines? Lures over them? Skirts? Single or double hooked? Mono leaders?
And you might need to go a lot deeper especially as summer comes
A lot of good info here!!
We normally troll with two lines on the outriggers and two inside. The outside lines we normally put them far away and the ones inside closer to the boat. We use metal rigged ballys with double hooks (we buy them from bait shops) and put sometimes skirts on top of them (yellow or green... bright colors). We go out to the 900 and start trolling at 6-7 knots but not a single bite.
This past weekend we couldn't troll much because the ballys were constantly getting entagled with little weed patches. We tried with some live bait but without luck too.
Thanks a lot
We try to go for dolphin and some kings if they are around... we have tried bottom fishing too but without luck either.
Gettinhtere provides good advice and so do others here. In particular if you carefully follow gettinthere advice your fishing will become very productive as the dolphin start to arrive ....which is very soon.
Good luck and don't get discouraged.
Thank you guys! We will try again tomorrow morning and will follow your advice. Thanks again for the warm welcome and your advice.