The Gag Grouper bite has been excellent this week. Our deep sea fishing charters running out of Clearwater have been experiencing better than average fishing for our 8 hour trips. Big live bait and plenty of dead sardines for chum has been the key to putting the bigger grouper in the boat. The average size for these gags has been from 28-32″, well over the 24″ legal limit. We’ve also been doing well trolling for them, but the more typical approach of anchoring up and bottom fishing has produced better fish. If you are looking to battle some big gag grouper, now through the end of December is the right time!