Gulf and Bay:
Gulf water has cleaned up since last week and bait fish are everywhere. Pilchards, Ballyhoo and Threadfin Herring are free roaming throughout the Gulf. Snapper fishing is still excellent with a mix of trout and Jacks thrown in. Just "park it" and drop a chum bag and the action will start. The bait has been so thick that it is sometimes possible to dip net the Pinfish eating out of the bag. Drift fresh chunk bait back with the chum and put a live Pinfish out on a bottom rig off to the side. While you are at it, under a float (like used for Tarpon, but smaller) drift a small Blue Crab out on the bobber. Permit, Cobia or even Tarpon may eat it.