Grouper in the Rock Garden

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Grouper in the Rock Garden

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My buddy caught a grouper over in the Rock Garden today. Was this a fluke or do they troll the flats around here from time to time? We were both shocked when he got it in the boat. We were expecting it to be a red. We pretty much scratched our heads, took a few pics, and sent it back on its way.
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You will find a small one on the deeper flats from time to time. Fun on light tackle
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:-D We caught one at Ecofina once in 6' that was 1" shy of being a keeper. :-D
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Salty Gator wrote: May 31st, 2022, 8:19 am You will find a small one on the deeper flats from time to time. Fun on light tackle
Had no idea. We found this one in about 3 feet of water.
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Hit-n-Miss wrote: May 31st, 2022, 10:22 am :-D We caught one at Ecofina once in 6' that was 1" shy of being a keeper. :-D
At the right time of year you can catch 30+” gags in 6-10’ on the rock piles
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I have caught gags multiple times. Never keeper size.
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Re: Grouper in the Rock Garden

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A long time ago(about 10 years or so ago) I caught a keeper grouper on the flats just off the lighthouse in about 4'. It was a cold day.
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Re: Grouper in the Rock Garden

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I caught a Grouper out there a little farther than the rock garden when somebody took me fishing a long time ago. He was just short. I haven’t caught 1 of everything from the flats yet but I caught that Grouper.
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