Gag Grouper Fishing Reports

Fishing reports from Holmes Beach, Florida, Late September 2022

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

    Redfish and grouper bite is still going strong

Fishing report from Chris O. in Little River, South Carolina.

    The grouper are starting to moving in about 60 to 70 foot of water. We're catching a good mix of keepers and a few shorts on live pin fish and pogies. As for inshore most of the flounder are moving in from the reefs and there's a good amount of fish around the creek mouths and deeper channels. The best baits have been finger mullet or smaller pogies. Theres been a good push of redfish around the jetty rocks, grass flats and backwater creeks. We've been catching them on live shrimp, pogies, and finger mullet. As for trout it's been slim pickins the few we've been catching have been around the jetties and shell banks on live shrimp.
    The grouper are starting to moving in about 60 to 70 foot of water. We're catching a good mix of keepers and a few shorts on live pin fish and pogies. As for inshore most of the flounder are moving in from the reefs and there's a good amount of fish around the creek mouths and deeper channels. The best baits have been finger mullet or smaller pogies. Theres been a good push of redfish around the jetty rocks, grass flats and backwater creeks. We've been catching them on live shrimp, pogies, and finger mullet. As for trout it's been slim pickins the few we've been catching have been around the jetties and shell banks on live shrimp.

Fishing report from Nick T. in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Nick here.

    Fishing here in Santa Rosa beach is on fire right now. Offshore we are catching vermillion snapper, triggerfish, mangrove snapper, few kings and Spanish and some Mahi and black fin tuna around our fads offshore. Inshore is heating up with most catches being redfish and jack Crevalle, but we are still finding speckled trout, Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper.
    Fishing here in Santa Rosa beach is on fire right now. Offshore we are catching vermillion snapper, triggerfish, mangrove snapper, few kings and Spanish and some Mahi and black fin tuna around our fads offshore. Inshore is heating up with most catches being redfish and jack Crevalle, but we are still finding speckled trout, Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper.

Fishing report from Tyler B. in Clearwater, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Tyler here.

    The fishing is awesome at the moment, minus the rain every day. If you don't mind getting wet , let's get some lines tight. Fish are already wet they don't mind as long as it's not lightning we're going. Redfish and snook are chewing if you're looking for that drag to scream . Along with tons of mangrove snapper and grunts to fill your cooler.

Fishing report from Hank V. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Hank here.

    Fishing has been steady on good eating fish nearshore and the local reefs are holding Grouoer and BIG Snook lately. These are all since Sunday this week

Fishing report from Hank V. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Hank here.

    Been catching snapper and Key west grunts and taking the smaller ones and going out to the reef and as of late. We’ve been catching monsters snook out on the Reef! All my clients think they need to book a full day trip but we can usually get all the fishing you’d like done in 4 hours with how hot it’s been!

Fishing report from Russell F. in Panama City, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Russell here.

    Now that the summer's red snapper season is coming to an end don't forget the pelagics and other reef species such as gag grouper. Grouper sandwiches are on the menu now!
    Now that the summer's red snapper season is coming to an end don't forget the pelagics and other reef species such as gag grouper. Grouper sandwiches are on the menu now!
    Now that the summer's red snapper season is coming to an end don't forget the pelagics and other reef species such as gag grouper. Grouper sandwiches are on the menu now!
    Now that the summer's red snapper season is coming to an end don't forget the pelagics and other reef species such as gag grouper. Grouper sandwiches are on the menu now!

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

    Gag grouper and permit been on :fire:

Fishing report from Chris W. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Chris here.

    In the bay we’re catching mangrove snapper and grouper. We’ve been using a #2 circle hook with 14 pound leader for the snapper and 30 pound leader for the grouper. Cut bait on the hook and free line back with the chum. On the flats, we’re using live and dead thread ins and greenbacks to catch bull redfish and snook. Mostly smaller snook in the flats. Dead Bait is working just as good as live bait. Bite has been good on the snook as well.

Fishing report from Dmitri S. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Dmitri here.

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