When I’m in Florida I really try and mix-up the saltwater fishing from stalking Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout and more on the flats, to off-shore fishing in the Gulf for a variety of fish. On a recent trip I had the pleasure of fishing with Scottie Martin who does the Walleye Wednesday features on social media. This was Scottie’s first taste of targeting Gulf Grouper and he had a blast.
This fish was fooled by a whole filleted Squirrelfish that was fished on a sliding-sinker rig right along the bottom in 70’+ depths. The outfits that we like to use for these fish are the Rapala RSC Speed Jigging rods and Rapala R-Type Heave Duty spinning reels.