Inshore Gag Grouper & Snapper Secrets (Best Baits, Spots, Tides & More)

By: Joseph Simonds on February 4, 2020
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What do you think of when you think about fishing for grouper?

Do you think about going offshore, spending lots of money on gas, and using heavy tackle?

If that’s you, this podcast episode with Todd Foucher is going to rock your world.

Todd Foucher is a former Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing guide and he’s been absolutely crushing it with inshore gag grouper and snapper.

He’s catching them year-round, with light tackle, and has had lots of 100-fish days.

Sound too good to be true?

He’s got the videos and pictures to prove it!

inshore snapper

In this episode, Todd is sharing:

  • What type of spots to look for when targeting inshore grouper and snapper
  • His favorite tides for catching them (it’s the complete opposite of what he prefers for inshore snook and redfish)
  • The two pieces of technology that he invested in that have helped skyrocket his grouper and snapper fishing game
  • The top 3 baits that inshore grouper can’t resist (you’ll never guess these)
  • The rigs and tackle he uses for these fish
  • The biggest mistakes fishermen make when trying to catch snapper and grouper
  • And much more!

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Inshore Grouper & Snapper Secrets [PODCAST]

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To see what Todd was talking about in action, check out this video from one of their epic days on the water.

Epic Day Of Grouper & Snapper Action [VIDEO]

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What an awesome day!

How would you like to have a day like that on the water?

Conclusion

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I can’t believe how much Todd shared!

I learned a ton in this episode and I hope you’re able to take what you learned here and start catching fish.

To get more of Todd and tips like these, subscribe to his YouTube channel, Tampa Bay Fishing Channel.

You can also check out his website and get his jig heads at TampaBayFishingChannel.com.

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Delbert Young
1 month ago

Crazy Good! I’ve listened to you before and been to your site. You said you used 10 pound line with 20 pound leader. Is that what you were doing in this video? Seems you were putting more than 10 pounds of ump on it than 10 pound line would handle. Thanks for the video, instructions, what you used, and the bait. I want to see more today so heading for your site again. Thanks one more time.

Alex Umansky's Location Umansky

How were you guy’s anchored? Trolling motor?

Dean Smith
4 months ago

What was the three best bait he mentioned. I did not recognize any of them.

Todd Foucher
Todd Foucher
4 months ago
Reply to  Dean Smith

We typically use, whitebait, threadfins and pinfish. Some other good baits are spadefish, pigfish and mojarras.

Lee Chaney
4 months ago

40 ft isn’t shallow in my world. We catch them in 6 to 8 ft. Check out my Saltstrong post for some pics.

Todd Foucher
Todd Foucher
4 months ago
Reply to  Lee Chaney

We have a bunch of spots in 10-12ft also!

RICH
4 months ago

AWESOME CATCHING!!!!!!! NOTICED ON YOUR CAMERA SHOT OF THE BOTTOM WHERE YOU WERE FISHING WAS OVER A SPRING OR
ARTICIAN WELL AREA WHERE IT APPEARED THAT WATER WAS COMING OUT OF THE GROUND. WAS THAT YOUR SPECIAL FISHING SPOT?
IS THAT SOMETHING WE SHOULD LOOK FOR AND CONCENTRATE ON FINDING?

Todd Foucher
Todd Foucher
4 months ago
Reply to  RICH

No that is just the tide moving the water around. We are fishing the edges of the shipping channel.

Chet Simonetti
Chet Simonetti
4 months ago

Noticed your shirts and the return location. As I purchased a ROUNDABOUT about 18 months ago, I am a fan but didn’t see any at the dock. Just Kyacks! Still selling them I hope. Enjoy mine emensley and hope they are still in production!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago
Reply to  Chet Simonetti

Hi Chet, yes we are still selling them! Thanks

BRYANT SMITH
4 months ago

why can I only listen on other sites, ridiculous

Luke Simonds
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  BRYANT SMITH

There’s a play button on this page that will enable you to listen to it here… it’s right above the black boxes that have links out to those other platforms (some people prefer to use those other ones, so we have to include those too).

Nick Pavone
Admin
4 months ago

awesome!

Stefan
4 months ago

Luke and Joe have been leaving them behind on a few docks lately…. 😀

Luke Simonds
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Stefan

Just letting them get bigger for when their season opens:)