Opening weekend for gag grouper, we started at 7:30 am and used live pins and pigfish, also used mullet, boston mackeral and threadfins. We started fishing in 40 ft, got two keepers and many shorts, both reds and gags. Then we went to 48 and 50 ft, then the dinner bell rang and we got our limit of both gag grouper and red grouper by 1 pm. We headed back in to clean fish and watch the Gator game. God was extra good to us that day.
I had a party of 3 go for some grouper fishing, the wind and seas weren’t the best, we went to 45 ft and worked our way back to 25 ft.
We were using menhadden, sardines, and cut bait. we ended up with 5 nice gags, 1 red grouper, about 30 sea bass and some grunts, with a good amount of 1/2 inch shorts.
The red grouper are still alittle deeper, but plenty of gag grouper and sea bass. the bite was good all day and all were happy with plenty of fish. we didnt have live bait today, and I believe at 25 to 35 ft, live bait is best., so till next time, tight lines and good luck
We had a charter of 4, on a half day trip, headed to 25-28 ft of water.
It was kinda rough and “one didn’t fish”, but the other three had fun with plenty of keeper sea bass, grunts and 2 nice keeper grouper, with a few shorts that were released unharmed.
The bite was good and steady, we didnt have any live bait and I bet we would have done better with pin’s. All were happy, and I look for the keeper gags to be in 28–40 ft here from now on, but the reds will be in deeper water.
Till Next Time, Good Luck, Tight Lines and Safe Boating
Three days this week we either tied or broke the all time record highs here in Ocala, Florida.
Temps are soaring and the fish continue to bite both in the fresh and salt water. The saltwater bite is definitely better during the early morning hours. We’ve had no problem limiting out on Sea Trout and Cobia lately, as well as plenty of now targeted species, including Grunts, Mackerel, and Sharks.
The trick is to go early, and target days when the high tide is before noon time. Most of our fishing recently has been done in about 20 feet of water, off the Levy and Citrus County coast.
Thankfully the oil spill in the Gulf has not effected the fishing in our region.
We’re all saying our prayers that the “experts” will get it under control soon. Words can’t express the DISGUST we feel over the entire situation.