Dan Margagliano of Miramar Beach landed these two nice grouper offshore 15 miles south of Destin with Pete Clauson on April 1.
Using mullet and cigar minnows, they also caught a few scamp and a big red snapper.
“The seas were 2-3 feet and fishing in only a 19′ center console it was a bit rough so we only fished til about noon,” Dan said.
April 1 was first day of Gulf Grouper recreational season.
Recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water groupers remains closed until May 1.