Just like in freshwater fishing, mastering structure fishing is critical to saltwater fishing success. In the Chesapeake Bay, structure includes wrecks, reefs, oyster bars, grass beds, rips, channel edges.
In the Atlantic, many of the same types of structures hold fish. In addition, the possibilities include sea bass pot buoys, lobster gear buoys, weed lines and floating objects.
One type of ocean structure not to be overlooked are commercial fishing boats. When trawlers and other boats return bycatch overboard, tuna, dolphin, sharks, and other fish often move in to feed.