I have fished a couple of near shore and offshore trips over the last week or so with some excellent fishing to show for it. The 5 hour near shore trip was on the last day of gag grouper season for us in the Gulf of Mexico with Carla and Michael from St. Louis.

We caught grunts, lane snapper, quite a few out of season red grouper up to 26” or so, and 1 nice gag grouper over 30” to finish out the 2014 season on them.

We caught the fish on frozen squid, sardines, live shrimp, and frozen spot tail grunts, but didn’t really matter as the fish seemed to bite anything that day.

They had a great time and are already planning their next trip with us. The fish are biting well offshore anytime the weather allows us to get out there.