|A grownup Red Grouper from the Gulf of Mexico|
|We used Sabiki rigs to catch live bait|
Electing for a day of offshore fishing with Kingfisher Fleet, we left out of Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda for a two-hour cruise into the Gulf. Captain Rick Paolillo positioned our 35-foot vessel over live bottom, anchoring up so that our group of anglers could drop down a variety of baits looking for snapper and grouper. My rod received a mighty tug and was doubled over as angler and grouper entered in test of wills.
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