Get the bait that is guaranteed to work or to die trying! Ask them at the Tavernier Bridge Bait Shop. They are very helpful, bayside at the southern side of the bridge.
The hotel provides an atmosphere that is perfect for kids (watersports is huge on the island) and their families. Little ones will jump with joy and take tons of video when they catch a nice snapper or yellow tail behind the hotel. Even the smallest fish will make all of the the kids happy when reeling it in.
You catch a lot of fish even off of the shore that you will not be put on the dinner table. To keep the fish still, cover its eyes with a wet towel, then take the hook out. When a fish is lethargic some resuscitation may be needed to help the fish swim off. Once you make a decision to keep a fish, stick with it.