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Old 07-01-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Scamp or Red grouper

Any advice on how to catch these things? water depths, baits, anything????
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Last weekend we caught em both in 230' on natural bottom with jigs. As for targeting them specifically, I don't know. How ever there are some Grouper Getter's on here that can help ya out. Good luck.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:17 AM   #3
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we like to use butterfly jigs , drop to the bottom and just bounce it off the bottom letting the jig come up 3' - 5' in a jerking motion .live cigs work well if you like to bait fish .like jlw said for water depth and natural bottom.good luck.
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Tried our best to catch red grouper a couple of weeks ago and caught one or two; didn't care what we caught last week and caught a dozen or so??? Used live pinfish the whole time on both trips.

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Old 07-02-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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For scamp.... like Mayday said - yo-yo a diamond jig near the bottom 4 or 6 oz
Or 3 inch pinfish .... both will snag snapper .. but less gags

Hard to specifically target red grouper ... a butterflied ruby red lip or white snapper will get em
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:10 PM   #6
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My experience with these are very limited. However, squid for scamp. Fish the bottom for both. Winter seems better for red grouper.
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scamp love small butterfly jigs..go with the 4oz...ive done well live live cigs too...^^^people have been leading you in the right direction tho ^^^^^^
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scamp like small pinfish.. Big pinfish or bonito slab for red grouper
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:29 PM   #9
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Best bet is to fish natural bottom - big pins or bobo belly. You'll very seldom get them off a wreck simply because they'll hole up.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:02 AM   #10
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Thanks for the advice! I will definately put it to use
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