Our good friend Bob Ballantyne from Kapuskasing, ON sent us these images of his Florida fishing adventure. Bob fished out of Naples, Fl and had fun catching baitfish with a Sabiki rig and a variety of off-shore fish.
The Sabiki rig is made up of a line that has 5 or more tippets, each having a small fly-hook on it. When dropped to the bottom and gently moved up and down a variety of baitfish hit the flies. These baitfish are excellent fished live for larger predator fish.
Pinfish are commonly caught in shallower water by just using a small piece of fresh, peeled shrimp on a small hook. Some pinfish can grow up to about 10″ long, but the smaller sizes are also excellent as live off-shore baitfish.
Triggerfish often swim suspended and also along the bottom off-shore. With their small mouths and “beak-like” teeth they can be hard to hook, often steeling anglers bait, but if you do hook them and they are large enough, they are excellent eating!