I was lucky enough to find a couple of these juvenile grouper lurking at the bottom of a quay in Skopelos, Greece. I believe them to be Goldblotch Grouper (Epinephelus costae), which I think is a first for me. You can't help but love grouper. A proper rockfish! They both aggressively took small paddletails fished on 1g jigheads.
Whether I was fishing the latest must-have Japanese rockfishing tecnique, or just posh float fishing, I don't know. But I really enjoyed fishing a small estuary system yesterday with the hope of a flounder or mullet. Instead this little bass obliged. I'd like to try it again.Read more