While tripletails are capable of long, powerful runs, they are probably the laziest of inshore or nearshore fish.
Most fish swim from place to place, but tripletails just drift with the current and wait for something to swim close enough to their mouth to make it easy to eat.
Anglers can use the fish’s lackadaisical attitude in their favor, especially when the prevailing winds have pressed several days in a row in the same direction.
Chris Wilson of Finaddict Charters loves when the wind blows hard for several days in the same direction because it will corral these fish into pods.
“When we get long periods of south and southwesterly winds in Bulls Bay, it blows fish into pockets in the marsh,” Wilson said. “They will bunch up in those corners, and you can catch several fish in one place.”