At times, even big tuna will be feeding on smaller fish; then, rigging to use small live baits makes sense. I've witnessed this around the weather buoys in the Hawaiian Islands as well as off Baja. However, small baits, particularly over structure, can spell bycatch — jacks, triggers, snapper and grouper are all common. A good time to use small baits at night is when currents run heavy, according to Capt. Randy Toussaint of the Royal Star, because the heavy currents tend to make "junk fish" back off.