When the water temps cool the nearshore grouper fishing heats up. The Gag grouper move closer to shore making them a great option for the days we are greeted with calm seas. Even though grouper season is closed right now they are still a great sport fish on light spin tackle. My clients and I have been fishing natural rock bottoms and rock ledges with medium spin tackle. the grouper have been taking pilchards, pinfish and live shrimp.