Since grouper fishing is shut down, we are mainly fishing within 9 miles. The Sea Bass and Florida snapper (white grunts) are biting good & are a good size in 25-35 ft of water on live bottom and rocky area’s. The big Sheepshead are biting good out on the reefs and rock piles in water 22-30ft deep. We caught 3 over 10lbs using live shrimp, some people like to chum as well, the best is crushed oysters and shells.
I got some info on a new homemade chum made of rice, clam juice and menhaden oil mixed with saltwater to expand the rice, I’m gonna try it and let you know how it works, I’m also going to try mixing sand with it so it sinks faster, I’ll let you know how it works in the next report.