Back Bay fishing is a shallow water it allows the angular to use the light tackle. Back bay fishing focuses more on the types of fish you can catch up close in shallow waters and without having to navigate too far offshore to get a healthy catch.
Snook - Snook are saltwater fish that belong to the family Centropomidae. Regarded as one of Florida's most popular inshore game fish because of its spectacular fighting ability. A tropical species that thrives in hot, sticky weather and is sometimes killed in this region by strong cold fronts. Snook are streamlined with a tapered head and yellow-tinted fins. All snook have a very distinctive black stripe running longitudinally, roughly along the lateral line.
Redfish - The Redfish, (Sciaenops Ocellatus)also known as Red Drum or Red is a popular game fish found on the Atlantic Ocean and coastlines of the United States. A Redfish can be identified by having one or more “eyespots near the tail and having a red-colored back which proceeds to fade to a white belly. Redfish prefer very shallow water ranging from 1 to 4 feet and can be found in water so shallow that their backs are exposed above the water line.
Spotted Sea Trout - (Cynoscion nebulosus), also known as speckled trout, is another popular sport fish. A common estuarine fish found in the southern United States along coasts of Gulf of Mexico and the coastal Atlantic Ocean from Maryland to Florida. Its back is dark gray or green, fading to a silvery or white belly; Several black spots on back extend to dorsal fins and tail.
Sheepshead - (Archosargus probatocephalus), a marine bony fish, they are a highly sought after inshore species of fish. Sheepshead are found along the Atlantic coast line of North and South America. The Sheepshead is a beautiful fish with a deeply compressed grey body. They have five to seven dark bars on the sides of its body, giving it the nickname of convict fish. They also have sharp dorsal spines, but what they are really famous for are their human-like teeth.
Tripletail - (Lobotes surinamensis) The Tripletail or commonly known as the Atlantic Triple Tail is a medium-sized saltwater game fish. Tripletail is found coastally in the Gulf of Mexico. The tripletail is a semi-migratory pelagic fish. It is normally solitary. In the summer, they can be found in bays, sounds and estuaries. The tripletail is often found around ship wrecks, the pilings of jetties, and the deep buoys. Tripletail are a deep-bodied perch-like fish with rounded dorsal and anal fins extending almost to the tail. At first glance they appear to have three tails, hence the most commonly used name, tripletail. Their color varies widely, from shades of yellow brown, to dark brown or black.
Crevalle Jack - The crevalle jack (Caranx hippos), also known as the common jack, jack crevale, or yellow cavalli. The crevalle jack is found in the tropical warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The crevalle jack lives both inshore and offshore waters, predominantly over reefs, bays, lagoons and occasionally estuaries. Jacks are described as a powerful, fun sport fish to catch.
Pompano - The Florida pompano, part of the jack family, is a species of marine fish with a compressed body, short snout and deeply forked tail. Pompano fish often have a color variation of blue, green and yellow on their dorsal areas and silver and yellow on their body and fins. They are typically found in warm waters and is a fast swimmer. Pompano prefers surf flats as opposed to clear water regions and live in schools. Pompano Beach in Florida was named after the Florida pompano fish.
Tarpon - the Atlantic Tarpon (megalops atlanticus) is one of the most exciting species of fish alive today. Millions of anglers travel to Florida yearly to catch the “Silver King.” Tarpon are hardy, adaptable fish that anglers can find along the eastern coast of North and South America. You can also find Tarpon in freshwater environments such as the Florida Everglades. Because of their availability, size, and acrobatic fighting style, the Tarpon is undoubtedly one of the most prized game fish in the world. The tarpon fish is a large, carnivorous saltwater fish with distinct large flat scales and a large lower jaw. Known for jumping several feet out of the water while swimming up to 35 mph, the tarpon is a sought-after fish in Florida. As always, remember to “bow to the King!”
Cobia - (Rachycentron canadum), also called Sergeant Fish or Crabeater. swift-moving, slim marine game fish. Cobia is a top-ranked sports fish that is also excellent to eat. Cobia is often a sight fishing target. You can spot the singles from the deck and then cast onto them. They will follow sharks and stingrays to clean up any scraps that may be left over when the shark or stingrays feed They are often mistaken for sharks. Cobia is a migratory fish, and the local populations tend to migrate from the northern Gulf to the Southern Gulf and then back again. Cobia are large, long fish with a dark stripe running along the sides of the body.
Mangrove Snapper - Mangrove Snapper (Lutjanus griseus), also known as the Grey Snapper is one of the most popular snapper species and is one of the few that can be caught consistently inshore. They are shaped like most other snappers, display coloring ranging from bronze to grey and have a mouth full of sharp teeth. Mangrove Snapper spend the majority of their juvenile life inshore and move offshore when they reach maturity. They get their name from their preference to live around mangrove shorelines. Mangrove Snapper are aggressive strikers but at times can be subtle eaters as well. Most days they will hit a bait so hard it beds the rod immediately!