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Grouper Trolling on fire? 84 degree temp? Yes! Yes!

Capt. John GiddyUp-Bunch
June 1, 2010
Fort Myers - Saltwater Fishing Report

Can you believe Grouper Trolling is ON FIRE? Jennifer Seth Shannahan of Oxford, Md fished with me for 3 straight days. Day 1 was tarpon. She hooked 4 and had 1 release at the boat (a proper release). Day 2 she scored Cobia. Day 3 was all about grouper. We were fishing 30+ feet of water within 1/2 mile of Belton Johnson for all 3 days (except Day 1 for tarpon at Knapp's Point)

The grouper trolling came as a huge shock to me. I was testing several lures Eric Bocknic of MirrOLure gave me in Pink and Green/Silver. It was like the day we went out together. Largest grouper was 26" and smallest was 19". Ms Shannahan hooked 13 in total. No Kings/no Spanish/no Bonita.. We looked for Triple Tail and nada anywhere.

84.2 water temps. Darg green crystal clear water (gree/silver +25's worked best). All hookups were cross current. Never with or against. It was very strange to have such amazing action on grouper.

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TV CO-Host, Outdoor Writer, Florida Sportsman Seminar Speaker, and named by author Ron Pressley as 1-20 Best Saltwater Master Professionals in Florida. In 2007 Bonita Living Magazine identified "Capt GiddyUp" as one of the top guides in Florida. Bunch is known as "Skipper to Our Troops" in SW FL. His charity (501c3) affords all US Troops returning from combat or foreign duty free fishing. Bunch is the recipient of the highest honor given to a Lee County citizen. The Honor of Distinction. USMC!

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Phone: 239-283-8838
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