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Captain's Corner: Gag grouper season starts today

Dave Mistretta

Dave Mistretta

What's hot: Gag grouper season opens today. Their numbers seem high at numerous depths, allowing anglers to capitalize on the two-per-person bag limit. Last week, we caught and released numerous decent-sized ones in 40-50 feet. That's where we will target this week.

Baits: Live baits seem to get more attention from gags than red grouper. Large, hand-sized pinfish and grass grunts have been the most consistent. Squirrel fish also have been effective.

Game plan: Because of the limit on gags, we will target them first. Then we will work our way out toward 80 feet, where the largest populations of red grouper can be found.

Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit jawstoo.com.

Captain's Corner: Gag grouper season starts today 06/30/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 30, 2013 9:01pm]
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