We left Pete’s Pier about 7:30 am and were out to 50 ft. by 9:00 am. The sea was nearly calm and the trip out was a breeze. We headed for a spot I had found grouper last fall and we dropped a marker and started a drift and immediately had some heavy bites. The first hook up was aborted when the leader broke just above the hook. It took a little while to find out what they wanted to eat. The cut mullet or the small pin fish didn’t tickle their fancy but we caught some little fish with some neon green stripes on the mullet sent one down on nice new bright red circle hook and the fight was on. The first Red Grouper was 25 “ and around 12 pounds. The best part of fishing grouper in only 50’ of water is they fight all the way to the surface.
We lost a couple of really nice fish due to some bad tackle but we managed another 10+ lb Red Grouper and a bunch of large Grunts. The trip back in was also calm all the way to the CR boat channel. Today had to be the best conditions I have had on the water in many moons.