We love to catch the whole variety of Florida Gulf water fish. One of the most common especially in the winter time is the lowly Grunt. There are many species of Grunts and they are plentiful and can be caught in-shore and miles off-shore. The key is to locate a reef and fish either live or dead bait and even artificials close to the bottom.
Grunts have a big head and mouth and can easily inhale a vertical jigging spoon. They are scrappy fighters and taste great deep fried or grilled.
Most Grunts are 1-4 lb. in size, but they can reach weights upwards off 15 lbs!