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Homosassa 7/29 Offshore Jigging Grouper

troutman57troutman57 Senior MemberHomosassa FloridaPosts: 3,691 Captain
Doc and I have had great luck over the past few days on the grouper. Today we decided to mix it up a bit and head out without any bait and jig up our fish. We started a bit over 40' after bumpy ride out. On the 1st drop I picked up a 22" red grouper on a 10" white fluke on a 3 oz jig head no bait. That bnit e only lasted a short period with Doc landing a couple more reds. While the bite was off we looked around for some new bottom as we watch a dozen frigate birds and lots of terns diving on huge schools of bay anchovies. As we watch we saw a small mahi swim by and several other USP (unidentified slashing pelagics) houndfish, kingfish and macks we think. We settled into a another area and the bite picked back up. Doc jigged up a grunt so I tossed it on a bait rig and allowed to sit in a rod holder stupid style. Having that bait in the water seemed to get the bite going again on the jigs. We drifted around a few areas and finished our limit by 1:15. We caught a couple on the stupid rig with grunt and they were nailing the jigs as well. We only kept grouper over 22" today with about half up to 25" The seas slicked off right as we got out there but maintained a wide roll all day. Another great day on the grouper with Doc!

First grouper of the morning on the Jig
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Our catch with the Jigs we used in the foreground
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This place Rocks if yer a crabber

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