Traffic's the Ticket
Passages to marinas are great spots to nail a trophy fish, for three reasons. First, the confined area narrows the "window" of water you need to search. Second, predators use breakwaters, rocks or pilings to ambush bait washing in and out of the marina with the tides. Finally, many anglers clean fish or dump bait off their boats and turn on their transom lights in the evening, drawing in baitfish.