With fall temperatures holding steady in Clearwater Florida, it’s no surprise that the fishing has been excellent. In particular the Grouper fishing has been nothing short of superb! Gag Grouper have been our main target on our drop sea fishing charters, along with Hogfish. Both of these species are the most desirable for not only their fight when hooked but also table fare. The relatively short run to the fishing grounds is also appealing as it means more fishing time. Our charters can always count of live bait being available to give us a shot at the best grouper in the area. The Hogfish have also been cooperating and should continue to get better as the cooler weather sticks around. By Florida standards we are off to a chilly start for winter, this means a lengthened season for Hogfish. Our anglers the past couple of weeks have been enjoying some big Gag grouper and some epic battles, some end up in the rocks and break off, but the majority are brought to the boat after a fun fight. The rewards are even greater once these fish are cooked up and they enjoy the freshest seafood in the world! Now is a great time for anglers of any experience level to get on some world class fishing without the long trips offshore.