SWS Tackle Box:

Lower Keys wreck- and bot­tom­fish

Saltwater Sportsman - - Top Shot -

RODS: Penn Le­gion Spin 7-foot, Penn Blue­wa­ter Car­nage II REELS: Penn Slam­mer III 3500 and 4500, or equiv­a­lent; Penn Fathom 15 LD LINE: 20- and 30-pound Su­fix 832 braid, or equiv­a­lent LEAD­ERS: 15 feet of 20or 30-pound fluoro­car­bon top shot. In­crease to 40- or 50-pound when drop­ping big baits to mus­cle larger man­groves out of the bot­tom and away from sharks. Drop to 15- or 12-pound if bites are scarce. HOOKS: VMC Coastal Black in-line cir­cle hooks, 1/0 and 2/0 for free-lin­ing, 3/0 and 4/0 for knocker rigs BAITS: Small bonito chunks, bal­ly­hoo strips or squid sliv­ers for free-lin­ing; live pin­fish, medium-size bonito chunks and bal­ly­hoo sec­tions for knocker rigs

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