Sunday, January 2, 2011


The holidays might be over, but we are still celebrating on Capt. Larry's boat, with gag grouper gone wild! Show Me The Fish Charter parties are catching up to the limit catches of gag grouper, and by going further offshore, there's been an immense amount of catches of red, black and scamp grouper, mangrove snapper and amberjack. Captain Larry hailed in the new year with hot grouper action, starting out in about 50 ft and around any rock pile/ledge out past that depth. Amberjack are also going steady & strong out around 115 ft. Large live baits like pinfish, sandperch and grunts are producing the larger beasts of the gulf. This time of year a wise fishermen needs to be flexible, fishing in between the cold fronts... But it's those cold fronts that bring the a trip of a lifetime & start your new year out right!
Above from left to right, is Bob Gilbert and Brian Hudgins, both from Glovcester, Virginia. Bob is holding a black grouper [Carborita] & Brian has a hefty gag grouper. They were caught their respectable sized fish using live pinfish in 80 ft offshore of Anna Maria Island. The happy anglers caught their limit of gag grouper, a smattering of red grouper and snatched up some snappers too.
Directly before Christmas, on Dec. 23rd, Pastor Jim Laduke and Baron Laduke (left to right, as seen in the above picture), both of Bradenton, FL caught a nice gag grouper. This was Baron's first offshore trip, and he was blessed to catch the largest grouper of the day! This gargantuan gag grouper was caught using sardines, in about 50 ft offshore of Anna Maria Island. What a great way to begin the holidays!

We hope your holidays were fantastic & filled with fish as well... if not, give Captain Larry a call & he will ensure you get to where the action is & leave satisfied with an impressive catch!

Capt Larry McGuire
Show Me The Fish Charters
Cell: 941-720-6475 | Email
Operating out of the Cortez Fishing Center, Bradenton, FL

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