Sprigger Bank Fishing
Sprigger Bank is located on the eastern edge of Florida Bay, next to the border
of the Everglades National Park. The Bank and the surrounding areas are teeming
with fish and it definitely a spot worth checking out if you have your boat
or rental boat in the area. Sprigger Bank is located almost due north of the
Long Key Bridge.
In the warmer months there are many mangrove snappers, baby jewfish
and baby gag groupers, sea trout and of course catfish galore. In the winter
months those same species are there but are sort of eclipsed by the massive
numbers of blue fish, Spanish Mackerel and tons of sharks.
Usually I fish with 12 pound spinning rods using small jigs tipped
with cut fish or shrimp for the small fish, a pinfish out on cork, and then
usually a shark bait with a big steel leader, on a big spinning reel loaded
with 50 pound test braid.