Hi everyone!! The fishing this winter has been great! We have had a much milder winter so far this year compared to the last two years. Fishing has been great on both the 4 and 8 hour trips. We are catching lots of White Grunts, Sea Bass, Porgies and Grouper. The Gag Grouper season remains closed, so we have to release all Gags that are caught. We have been catching a few Red Grouper that are legal size on both trips. The All Day has been catching some Hogfish on a pretty regular basis. These are an excellent eating fish with white, mild and flaky filets. They can be caught on the bait supplied on board, but you stand a better chance if you bring frozen shrimp or live Fidler Crabs.
The Gulf Council should be announcing the dates for the upcoming Red Snapper and Gag Grouper seasons. Red Snapper will open on June 1 with the close date to be announced. Everything is pointing to a July 1 Gag Grouper opening running until the end of October. This has not been officially announced, so we will keep you updated. All Grouper are closed the month of February and March.
I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Come on out and take advantage of this wonderful Winter weather that we have had so far this season. The fish are biting and the seas are calm. See you all soon!!!
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