As the days get longer and the mid day warmth becomes a blanketing and stagnant heat, you know that summer time is just around the corner. Spring winds slow to a slugs pace helping water temperatures heat up with the rising air temps, and in result bringing in the fish. Schools of hungry amberjack and migrating mahi mahi appear in the masses, waiting like pigs in a feeding pen for any live or dead baits thrown their way. Vertical jigging is at an all time high this time of the year connecting with all types of species from groupers to amberjacks to blackfin tuna to mahi mahi. Vermillion snappers and lane snappers have also made a prominent appearance for anglers using cut squid and small hooks. And with the high numbers of smaller snappers and jacks come the groupers…… and a lot of them. Catching 2-4 grouper per day is becoming the norm, as they are now in season allowing anglers to take home 1 grouper per person, per day.