Saltwater fish are attracted to different types of bait than freshwater fish, however, all fish are going to use their sense of smell to hunt their prey. Most people don’t realize that fish can smell better than dogs, but all species of fish are not attracted to the same scents. Keep this in mind when you target saltwater fish.
Whether you prefer saltwater or freshwater fishing, it is important to match the bait to the type of fish you are trying reel in if you are fishing for a specific species. As an example, sailfish love to eat flying fish and ballyhoo that swim in schools, so if you are trolling with those, you have a ngbetter shot of landing a billfish than if you are fishing with squid on your hook.
A live shrimp is one of the top saltwater fishing baits in Florida. This all-purpose bait works because shrimp are common in saltwater environments and fish are attracted to the scent and movement. They are the “nightcrawler” of saltwater and every species that swims will eat one. Shrimp can be caught by anglers with a cast net, however, most shrimp used for bait are purchased at bait and tackle shops.
Spearheaded by Miami native Captain Dennis Forgione, we fish for many different species of fish and we specialize in kite fishing for sailfish and mahi, live bait fishing for kingfish and other game fish. For more information on sport fishing Miami, sailfishing Miami, or to book a trip, please call 305-582-5445.