Just maybe the most overlooked and underrated type of fishing in Florida are the spillway areas.
I learned about fishing spillway areas by fishing them, but also by huge amounts of research. I called and spoke to power companies that use them for energy production, professors of limnology and aquatic biology. FWC biologists and many anglers that make a lifetime of fishing spillways.
One in particular older gentleman named Hank who, 35 years ago was about 80 (God bless his soul) was at a spillway every night. I watched him collect moss at the spillway, take the moss and catch Tilapia and a certain species of Cichlids on small hooks at the top of the spillway.
He would then go down to the bottom of the spillway into the saltwater and use the live Tilapia and Cichlids as bait for monster snook in the 50 plus inch range. He also use to catch big tarpon the same way.
He did this consistently day in and day out. I can't imagine if he was alive today that he would show this on the internet.
It took me about a year to convince him to teach me how to do this and I promised no Polaroid pictures of such and bringing others there.