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By Capt. Josh Greer

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For some reason, it seems that not a lot of local anglers do much trolling. That’s too bad. Trolling is a highly productive way to fish, and it’s a big ol’ steamin’ pile of fun besides. Plus, during the hot hot Florida summer, keeping the boat moving means you’re always fishing in a breeze — the closest thing you’ll get to air conditioning out on the water.

Although pretty much any fish that will attack a moving lure can be caught by trolling, there are certain fish that are easier to target. We’re going to focus on offshore trolling, and our targets in the nearshore Gulf are mainly gag, king mackerel, false albacore (which we all call bonita) and cobia. You’ll use slightly different methods to go after each of these fish.

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