Grouper season has opened and many captains are seeing very good size grouper already. Warmer water on the reef has moved a lot of them into deeper water. 100 to 200 feet of water has been producing nice grouper as well as mutton snapper.
With all the clear water, the yellow tail snapper bite has been a bit slow. Clear water keeps the big boys deep. Captains doing well with Yellowtail have been fishing closer to the bottom in 75-100 feet deep over live bottom. Dolphin have been further out lately and still mostly schoolies or peanut size fish with a few juvenile cow and bulls mixed in.