I rely a great deal on my Raymarine CHIRP DownVision and C-MAP charts to locate all species of fish ranging in size from small 1″ baitfish to gamefish that are over 4′ long. Fishing is all about confidence that I will find the fish and that I will catch them and Raymarine is my fishing partner.
One of my favorite near-shore saltwater fish to target in the Gulf of Mexico is Bluefish. They may not get to 15lb. like they do off the US northeastern seaboard, but they still are an excellent gamefish to find and catch, especially if I take people out that don’t get a chance to fish much.
Once I locate a school of baitfish and bluefish on their tail (like the screen-grab” above), it’s just a matter of trolling over them with a 3-4″ spoon at 5 mph and in minutes it’s “game-on”!