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Grouper fishing in October

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Grouper fishing in October

My wife and I are planning a trip to the gulf coast in October and would like to go out grouper fishing one day and maybe red fishing another day. Can anyone recommend any reputable charter captains for either?

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Phil Pica grew up on Sanibel and is a fabulous fisherman/charter captain. My kids and I used to go grouper fishing with him several times a year when gag grouper came close in to spawn in the fall; its 1 of his specialties. We always caught lots of fish. He fishes out of Ft Myers Beach now, mobile 239- 591-2264. Grouper regulations are constantly changing; not sure if they are in season in October.

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Unless they change it, you will have open season. I fish out of Naples so no help on guides.

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you are in luck; gag grouper are open through October.

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