Use a sabiki rig. I prefer Hayabusa or Owner... sharp hooks. We catch bunches of herring, as well as similar size baitfish on sabikis on both Florida coasts. Wish we had them when I was a kid, draggin' dead cigar minnows. I've watched guys slaving with cast nets, not catching anything, while I has hauling in 3 or 4 at a time on a sabiki. Come to think of it I'll have to try it the next time I head for the cape!