- Stuart Dead Baiting: Try it when livies are in short supply or to practice your tournament skills. Troll at 4 to 5 mph with a spread of dink ballyhoo on small short-shank hooks. Rig the flat line baits with split bills, and let long rigger lines skip sometimes. The most important part of the spread? Big dredges, with up to three bars and 80 mullet or ballyhoo. Keep an eye out for dark shadows behind the dredge, and sink it back to any you spot.
- Palm Beach/Miami Kite Fishing: Try kite fishing whenever wind and sea conditions permit and you can get appropriate live baits - goggle-eyes, tinker mackerel, or blue runners. Run the kite off an electric reel, and stagger three clips at varying distances. Dangle the baits just under the surface and keep a keen eye out for attacking predators. Don't forget to run a couple of flat lines off the transom as well.
- Islamorada Live Ballyhoo: Use this whenever you can to catch live 'hoo. Anchor over a dark patch of grass. Chum ballyhoo to your transom and catch them on Sabiki rigs or by throwing a cast net. Run a small hook through the ballyhoo's lower jaw and wire wrap the bill against the shank. At the edge of the reef, put four to six baits over the side, then bump the boat in and out of gear to keep the baits at the surface.