Took a friend out Saturday. Left Homosassa around 8:30 and ran out to 30' in flat seas to look for some grouper. Flat seas made for a nice quick run at 26 knts. Got to the first spot and put out the plugs and trolled good looking bottom. Nothing, zero, nada. Marked some really nice rocks but marked no fish. We were soon surrounded by approx a dozen boats and a thousand crab traps. Ran in to 24' trolled and drifted a few rocks bottom fishing. NADA. Well, 3 lizard fish. Then made a quick stop in 20', same ole. Nothing. UGH! :banghead Decided to run in a pick up a few reds to save the day. Put two 24" reds in the box quickly and called it a day.
Awesome day on the water but really wanted a grouper dinner. Thought with the tide ripping, 3 days after super moon and cold front on the way the grouper would be feeding like they had a hole in their stomach. Boy was I wrong. Time to go exploring and find some new rocks.
Fishing and gettin groceries is two different things. But awesome day none the less.