Miami Wreck Fishing in the Fall
Fishing Tackle Used During the Fall Months on the Reefs
The larger predator fish like Golden Amberjacks and Black Grouper, we typically fish for with heavy tackle on the 50 to 100 pound range. Hooks are 7/0 – 10/0 offset circle hooks. We try to match the hook size to the size of the bait. Leaders are in the 60 – 100 pound range, also depends on the bait, current & other conditions. The best baits are live Bonita & Big Pinfish. We also use Blue runners, Mullet and other live bait fish.
The smaller snappers are caught using and up and down “chicken” rig. This rig has the sinker on the bottom and two or more dropper loops. We fish cut fresh bait on the rig. The type of bait is less important . Most important is the bait must be fresh caught and cut. Snappers don’t like to chase rigs, so use proper weight and keep your rig right on the bottom.