Troll with jigs and/or spoons around the tide rips
at the edges of the passes or near the Gulf-side bars and you'll almost certainly find fish.
Spanish mackerel, bluefish, jacks, blue runners and ladyfish are being caught in the tide rips
and around bar edges.
In most cases a 1- to 2-ounce weight will work, but in places like Pensacola Pass when the tide rips
, 3- to 4-ounce weights may be needed to keep the baits at the bottom.
and debris that float around in the Gulf are likely holding spots for these fish.
If you troll the tide rips
and bar edges around any of the Gulf passes you'll have a shot at Spanish mackerel.
Trolling with spoons and small jigs under birds, around the tide rips
or along the bars is the most efficient way to find concentrations offish.
Pull jigs or single-hook spoons in the tide rips
and in the roiled, tumbling water around the bar edges and move around until you find the mix offish that you want.
and eddies around the edges of the passes and just offshore are holding a mix of enough fast-moving Spanish mackerel, bluefish, blue runners and ladyfish that staying busy is usually easy.
Midwater species include Spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, blue runners, ladyfish and jacks, all of which can be taken by trolling or by casting spoons or jigs around the edges of the passes, in tide rips
, and around the offshore bars.