As the water temperatures continue to warm up in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, The bite over the reef only gets better. The fishing continues to heat up as new species from the deep blue show up on the reef. Bait usually tends to be in abundance. Often times bites from big mangrove snapper and grouper are at its best, with fresh spring tides firing up the bite! But one of the other magical characteristics of the reef is some big beautiful predatory fish show up like wahoo and African pompano. Big aggressive species that circle the reefs looking for a meal. These big predators are sure to melt some drags. Next time your out on the water in late spring, I recommend giving reef fishing a try!