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    How to Make FADs for Triple Tail Fish

    2019, Triple Tail Fish - Making Secret FADs

    Triple tail fish are elusive and difficult to catch due to saltwater fishing pressure. To attract them, create your own FADs and place them near known holding areas. Captain William Toney demonstrates how to create FADs using rope, blocks, crab buoys, and biodegradable ingredients. This method makes fishing easier and prevents any waste in the ocean.

  • Triple Tail Fish Time is Here - Captain William Toney

    2023, Triple Tail Fish Time is Here

    The triple tail fish, also known as the blackfish, is a fascinating aquatic creature in Florida's Big Bend fishing communities. Known for its distinctive three-lobed tail, the fish is known for its mesmerizing dance and its fascination with floating structures. Anglers use patience and technique to catch the fish, using Fish Attracting Devices (FADs) and shrimp. However, stewards of the ocean must ensure the FADs are retrieved and stored for future use.

  • Triple Tail Fish - Simple Technique for Catching

    2021, Triple Tail Fish - Simple Technique for Catching

    The triple tail fish, a popular eating fish, often hangs around buoys and floating grass structures. In Florida, the minimum size is 18". Anglers often spot these fish during crab buoys, slowing down after passing them and drifting into casting range. To catch them, a simple technique involves tying a jighead under a cork and baiting it with tail-hooked shrimp. Once hooked, keep the fish off the structure by cranking the motor.

  • Tripletail FADs - Captain William Toney

    2020, Tripletail FADs - Captain William Toney

    Tripletail FADs are often seen in stone crab season, spotted around pilings, channel markers, and crab buoys. They are finer-eating fish with firm white meat, similar to grouper of snapper. They feed on bait fish and crustaceans attracted to algae on long-standing structures. Longer, grimier objects attract more algae and sea life, making them a stealthy predator.