Headed out for some ga g g rouper since season opened Friday.
Went to 8-10 numbers I had within 9-10 miles of shore.
Strictly g ag spots. All I have ever caught there was g ag.
We caught approx 75 rg!!!! and NOT ONE of the target species!!
Those spots have never seen rg before. They gobbled everything, sardines, squid, live pin's, runners and the best part???
Not one keeper (which is expected for rg that close to shore).
It was literally non-stop all morning. Fun, but I wanted some thicker filets!
But quite shocked about the g ag though.
Only things I can think of is the rg are more aggressive and run the g ag off or the g ag couldn't get to the bait in time since they had such big numbers
or the fact that NOAA and the NMFS have played mother nature too much and thrown the balance off or a combination of all
Managed a few mango's up to 18" real fatties for dinner. I believe they are getting ready to spawn.