Last gag grouper of season
HERALD STAFF REPORT
ANNA MARIA ISLAND -- Robin Brown from Bradenton displays a gag grouper caught Dec. 1 using a sardine in about 65 feet offshore of Anna Maria Island with Capt. Larry McGuire Show Me The Fish charters operating out of Bradenton Beach Marina.
"This is the best time of the year for gags and they just started heating up as they went out of season Dec. 3," McGuire said.
Targets now include hogfish,lane, monster mangrove and vermilion snappers plus smoker kingfish,Spanish mackerel,cobia, blackfin tuna's big sharks and barracudas.
Always catch and release species not in season to fight another day, McGuire said.