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Red Grouper

Another species of grouper that you can catch this time of year along our Gulf waters is the Red Grouper. Similar to the gag grouper, the red grouper are born as females but can later become males....

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Gag Grouper Opens July 1

Get ready to catch some gag grouper as the season officially opens in federal waters on July 1, 2015 through December 2, 2015. The minimum size for gag grouper is 22 inches with up to 2 gag within the...

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As Memorial Day Approaches

As the unofficial start of summer nears, it is important to remember the reason we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have...

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Veracruz-Style Red Snapper

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What to Catch Now

Wow, a 44-day red snapper season for the charter-for-hire fleet. This is great news for our charter boats and those customers that fish aboard them. Other than “when does red snapper season...

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Reserve your Charter Today

Fishing season is upon us, and with the announcement of a 44 day red snapper season for the charter-for-hire sector, our charter fleet is gearing up for a great season. Reel Surprise Charters can...

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Grilled Pompano with Tangy Ginger Sauce

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 ½ tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce or soy sauce 1 garlic clove, minced Four 6-ounce pompano...

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How to Catch Pompano

The most common way to catch pompano is by standing on the shore and casting out, but you can also catch these on an inshore charter, that’s where Reel Surprise Charters come in.  Make sure to...

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Best Bait for Pompano

Sand fleas, or sand crabs, are perhaps the pompano’s favorite food and can be found close to the water’s edge where the waves roll off the beach. You can buy these at bait and tackle shops...

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Pompano ~ A Spring Fish

When the water temperatures start to warm up to 68 degrees, this is perhaps the best time to catch pompano. They are common in inshore and nearshore waters and can be found along beaches, oyster banks...

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