Fish swim at all depths in fresh & saltwater. When we fish open saltwater we look for signs of baitfish like birds diving and commotion on the surface. When we see these signs we move in and than keep our eye on our Raymarine fishfinder equipped with C-MAP charts to reveal the “goods” below the surface.
Above is an excellent shot showing the “zig-zag” marks of gamefish going after baitfish just below the surface and the boat. That’s when we fire out spoons & small body-baits that match the baitfish we believe the larger fish are feeding on and we cast in all directions and reel fast.
In the case of Bluefish, it’s “slammer-time”! As quickly as we locate a school they can move on to the next baitfish-feast and we’re ready to find them again with the Raymarine fishfinder!