If you get yourself onto a grass flat you can chum them, use clumps of chum instead of smaller sprinkles. I even mix in some cheap catfood, something fleshy or meaty will get them going nuts. That's if you are throwing a net. If you can't or don't have a net you can cut small pieces of squid and put the pieces onto the hooks of a sabiki rig and catch them that way too.
Wheres the bsit in fort myers/ Sanibel area? Saw a little at the a span.
Massive schools of cigar minnows from 30' and deeper off of Sarasota. Found 4" white bait in 20' off Sarasota as well. Blacked out the livewell with two throws of my deep water cast net.
Any recent bait reports out of Sarasota?