Black Grouper Fishing Reports

Fishing reports from Destin, Florida, Mid September 2022

Fishing report from Robert F. in Destin, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Robert here.

Fishing report from Joe B. in Holmes Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Joe here.

    The fall fishing is starting to heat up really well! As the temperatures drop the fishing gets hotter, plenty of Snook, Redfish, Jacks, Trout, Snapper, and Grouper to be caught.
    The fall fishing is starting to heat up really well! As the temperatures drop the fishing gets hotter, plenty of Snook, Redfish, Jacks, Trout, Snapper, and Grouper to be caught.

Fishing report from Rick D. in Pensacola, Florida.

    The red snapper bite has been steady but you have to put up some effort to find the sizes you need for the box. Trigger fish has opened and are plentiful but lots of smalls mixed in which is normal but not so bad. The mahi's are crazy good at the moment and anything you find floating in the water is full of fish including triple tails. The vermilion snapper have come off their full moon spawn and are really biting well , squid or salted northern mackerel will do the trick. Kings are good this year and still going . Amber jacks are closed so you know will catch them one after the other. There is no blue water very close here in our neck of the woods so the trolling is kind of slow. Inshore is never great in August because of the heat but Captain Jake is catching some redfish and trout along with flounder and mangrove snapper. The Spanish mackerel are still good as long as the bait is here.
    The red snapper bite has been steady but you have to put up some effort to find the sizes you need for the box. Trigger fish has opened and are plentiful but lots of smalls mixed in which is normal but not so bad. The mahi's are crazy good at the moment and anything you find floating in the water is full of fish including triple tails. The vermilion snapper have come off their full moon spawn and are really biting well , squid or salted northern mackerel will do the trick. Kings are good this year and still going . Amber jacks are closed so you know will catch them one after the other. There is no blue water very close here in our neck of the woods so the trolling is kind of slow. Inshore is never great in August because of the heat but Captain Jake is catching some redfish and trout along with flounder and mangrove snapper. The Spanish mackerel are still good as long as the bait is here.

Fishing report from Taco P. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    July fishing off the coast of fort Lauderdale had it’s ups and it’s downs butt all in all it was a good month for catching. We had a real hard time fishing due to all the sea weed in the ocean. This was one of the toughest months we have had in a long time trying to fish and trying our best to keep the seaweed off our baits. But at the end of the month looking back while yep the seaweed was a real pain the fishing was actually pretty good. The tunas were biting well all month along with a few Wahoo’s. One new thing we tried just to get around the sea weed was anchoring up in front of a ship wreck and WOW it paid off for us with some great bottom fishing along with a couple of sailfish. Also found a Cuban raft floating! Coast Guard had marked it so they must have gotten everyone off? So the sea weed actually helped and made us think out side of the box and went back to basics and fished like we did way back when.

Fishing report from Tony Y. in Islamorada, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Tony here.

Fishing report from Dave W. in Wilmington, North Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Dave here.

    The last couple weeks the wind has kept some from getting out and fishing but when the weather has cooperated fishing had been producing some nice fish. Trolling for Pelagic's has been spotty and when you do find them numbers have been down compared to previous seasons. Bottom fishing when you find your spot has been extremely good producing keeper gag grouper and for some reason lots of cobia. Almost every bottom trip produces keeper size cobia. Many of us agree that our cooler than usual spring that went straight to intense summer heat may have derailed some of the usual migration of certain species. That being said last few days those missing fishing are starting to show.

Fishing report from Alex H. in Key West, Florida.

Fishing report from Ben T. in Tavernier, Florida.

Fishing report from Wayne A. in Niceville, Florida.

Fishing report from Don R. in Islamorada, Florida.

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