Fishing Gulf of Mexico Offshore Springs By Blair Wickstrom, Publisher Florida Sportsman January 2009
Dropping on the offshore springs? Bring heavy tackle and check your pride at the gate.
"That’s why we came here.”
Captain Travis Palladeno directed our attention to a depthfinder suddenly painted red with fish. For three of us still numb from the early morning two-hour bean bag ride at close to 50 mph, the fish show was like an intravenous shot of caffeine. Judging by the reactions of our crew, Jeff Strane and Doug Chinchar, I wasn’t alone with my “I gotta get a bait in the water” jones. Strane had a pretty good idea of what was coming.
“I’ve been fishing some of these offshore springs for years,” Jeff said, “and I’m rarely disappointed.”