Floating trash has a very negative impact on our ecosystem. This is something we can all agree on. However for some ocean going pelagic species, this floating debris can create a whole ecosystem of its own. Starting with the smallest of organisms and growing all the way up the ladder to apex predators such as Marlin and Shark. These “oasis” of the ocean can sometimes hold so many fish that the bait size fish themselves will stretch a quarter mile or more from the debris itself. Here in the Keys floaters can be day makers. On a slow day, one piece can be the difference between catching fish or not. The name of the game sometimes fishing offshore is to cover as much ground as possible, all the while looking for that one piece of floating debris that is holding fish. Species such as Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Tripletail, and Shark, can all be regular visitors to a floater. Keep a keen eye out for debris and you will catch more fish, guaranteed!