Agitated grouper anglers join chorus calling for change in federal fisheries management process


Posted on February 26, 2010 by Terry Tomalin, Tampa Bay Times

Charter boat captain Sam Maisano remembers the good old days when February was the time to head offshore and catch grouper. "We have never had any problem catching big fish," said Maisano, who keeps his 32-foot, twin-engine Donzi docked behind Gators Cafe and Saloon on John's Pass. "There are grouper out there, but most folks don't want to book a trip unless they can keep something to eat." 

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