The warm southerly breezes the last few days in Naples, Florida have warmed the Gulf of Mexico waters. The warming of the water has made the fish go a feeding frenzy not unlike what we experience in the summer months in southwest Florida. The Alabama went out 30 miles yesterday to catch amberjack and cobia but caught a limit of Red Grouper before even fishing for the amberjacks. Fishing was red hot for the grouper using lots of chum and live pinfish for bait. We normally rig for grouper using a 5’6″ boat rod, 332-5.1 Newell reel, 4 ounce egg sinkers and 50 pound monofilament but yesterday we also used smaller bait casting reels and 30 pound line and allowed the baits to free swim to the bottom. The fish went crazy for the free swimming baits and we limited out before lunch. The clients then decided to go back to plan”A” and go try for the AJs which we did. Most of our live bait was used up for the grouper bite but we did save a few that were used to boat several nice AJs up to 40 pounds. These fish were all released to fight another day. The wind is still from the south and should continue to warm the waters and keep grouper fishing red hot.