With a new year upon us it often means seasonal closures for certain species and openings for others. Most notably Red Grouper, Hogfish, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper and more are open while Gag Grouper has closed. With our deep sea fishing charters that want to bring home meat we have been recommending our full day trips. Targeting Red Grouper is producing plenty of opportunity to load the fish box along with Lane and mangrove snapper. For those looking for just a dinner or two worth of fish to keep, the 3/4 day is just the ticket. Expect to get some Hogfish, Grunts, Porgies and catch and release Grouper. The 1/2 days we will also be targeting Hogfish. The limits and seasons constantly change in the Clearwater area, but we are 100% on top of what fish are in and what’s out, what’s biting and what isn’t. Hope to see you soon!