The ten hour drifting trips are a great way to get a few keeper Red groupers, plus a nice sized stringer of grey snapper. Just because Gags closed does not mean we won't catch and keep grouper. Plus, you can get scamp grouper, strawberry grouper, yellow mouth grouper and many other species of grouper that will still be open for harvest. They typically provide four hours of fishing or more since we don't have to go very far this time of year because the grouper come in closer due to the cooling water. We will miss these fish, but we have plenty of fishing options. There are still plenty of red grouper around on the ten hours and overnight trips. Gag grouper are closed as of December 3rd.