Hernando Beach Florida Grouper

2009-12-14 11:27:55
Hernando County, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Hernando Beach, Florida

Hernando Beach Fishing

One day its temp is in the 80's next day in the 50's. You have to pick the best days for the type of fishing your wanting to do. Last week we've had some very calm seas, the inshore Grouper is off the hook right now. We fished in about 10-15 feet of water and rewarded with 2 -24" & 1 -29" Gag Groupers. We started with frozen cut threadfin, caught a cooler full of Grunts, once we started getting some good bites, we use either whole threadfins or cut lizard fish. The lizard fish seemed to be the hot item on the Gags food list, maybe a change from the same old frozen baits. Within only about 3 hours of fishing we had the 3 keeper fish. Nice productive short day of shallow water Grouper fishing. Next time out try a few different baits as in cut mullet, lizard fish, cut grunt or whole live grunt or spottails. Always be on the look out for inclement weather, the sea fog, rain or wind can turn a great day on the water into a nightmare! I always check the NOAA website for the best information. Good luck on the water.

Capt. "Fishdaddy" Joel Gant


Hernando Beach, Florida

Fish Species: Gag Grouper
Bait Used: lizard fish
Method Used: botom
Water Depth: 10-15 ft
Water Temperature: 68
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About The Author: Captain Joel Gant

Company: fishdaddycharter

Area Reporting: hernando beach

Bio: Capt. Joel Gant is a Coast Guard licensed charter captain fishing the Hernando Beach & Nature Coast inshore areas for redfish, trout, grouper, sea bass, cobia, shark and many other inshore fish

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