Driving over from Orlando

Took every Friday and every Monday for the rest of the year off. Plan on making several trips to the west coast to do some offshore fishing. Never fished the gulf side. Have a 25'1 WA and would love to find some grouper.

Any tips or advice any would like to share? Boat ramps, depths, baits etc? Plan on just buying a Top Spots map

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  • FusionZ06FusionZ06 Posts: 965 Officer
    Go out to the Checkerboard area off Clearwater about 20 miles or so. Fish sardines, pinfish, grunts, pilchards, etc. Bounce around looking for good bottom. N28 10.100 W83 14.276
  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 449 Deckhand
    I leave out of Clermont and launch out of Veterans War memorial park on Bay-pines. Run out of Johns Pass. Great bottom all around that area. If you need a crew let me know and can show you the area. Or if you want to hitch a ride just send me a PM
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