Originally Posted by Calmday
We keep it simple. Carolina rig with 50lb mono. Whole sardines or whatever we catch out of the canal for bait (live is always gona be better for bigger fish) As light of an egg weight as we can get away with.
I agree with Charlie on the fancy stuff.
Hopefully will get to show you a spot this year that the grouper will only hit tipped vertical jigs, and the jig has to be the right color, and the cut bait has to be exact bait they want. It is the damnest thing, five guys fishing side by side and once the one guy gets the combo right it is non stop action for drifts that are a mile long. Jigs alone catch couple, bait alone catch a couple. Jig+bait is nonstop.