Tips? Running out of Boca inlet,trying to stay within 3-4 miles and leverage artificials/strip bait
Boat's a Boston Whaler Montauk 170, and I run out of the Boca inlet. There's no livewell and I try not to go more than 3-4 miles out weather permitting.
Right now my equipment is a pair of Penn Battle II 4000 combos loaded 30 lb power pro braid. My goal is to target something my family and I can eat for dinner. Lately I've been trolling a blue/silver Rapala rapx in about 75' and have caught bonito haha, good bait at least.
Any tips on how I can most effectively fish that water column inline of 3-4 miles? Ideally with artificials, or I can use bonito strips. I appreciate any insight you can provide!
For electronics I have a Lowrance Elite9TI, Totalscan transducer, Nav Plat+ maps for the local area. Have a T-Top which has 4 rod holders, and then have 2 rail mounted rod holders, one on each side.