Last week I chartered Bouncer Smith a local fishing legend fishing out of Miami Beach Marina. Bouncer has been telling me how good the grouper fishing has been now that the season for grouper has opened. He took us to some of his secret spots and he wasn't kidding about the bite. This time of the year the gag grouper and the mutton snappers gather around inshore and offshore wrecks. We were fishing a three way swivel with a 30 foot 130 pound leader and a circle hook. Though I can't divulge the secret spots I can tell you that we fished in water with a depth of 150-250 feet. For bait we used pinfish and goggle eyes. One of the secrets to catching these groupers is to fish braid and the minute you get the bite lock up the reel and drive the boat off the wreck so the grouper does not cut you off in the wreck. If you would like Bouncers info give me a shout and we will hook you up.

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