We are now in our summer fishing patterns here in Naples. When we travel out deep sea fishing we know that several species of fish are available to us in the summer, including king mackerel, mangrove snapper, barracuda, Goliath grouper and most importantly red grouper.
There are several different methods we employ to catch red grouper but the main key is to get them biting. Grouper, like many other fish, can be pack feeders. When one eats, often times all the others, in the area feel like they have to eat as well. That is the reason you often catch red grouper so full you have to wonder where they would have stored your bait had they not been caught.
We have several different techniques to try and start a feeding frenzy with grouper. Sometimes soft baits or chum will get the small fish biting and draw the bigger fish. Grouper are also instinct feeders so jigs ripped off the bottom will also work on occasion.
There are other ways to fire up grouper but the main idea is to get them biting and then get ready for fast and furious action.