The nearshore bite continues to be excellent with good numbers of keeper sized red grouper being caught, along with lane snapper up to 16”. We still have to wade through lots of smaller fish to get to the keepers, but that makes for great action for our anglers.

We also had a great 10 hour offshore trip over the last week. The fish are definitely bigger the farther out you go. The catch included a limit of red grouper up to 30”, a nice big gag grouper, lots of nice lane and vermillion snapper, and a nice surprise.

The surprise was a good sized keeper cobia caught on a grouper rig fishing on the bottom. As usual we fished a mix of cut and live baits to keep the action going.