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Author: Michael Bergamo

Every year South florida experiences a period of storms between July and November. During this time we may experience tropical storms and hurricanes, even if it is not a direct hit they can stir up our local waters. 

This year we just barely missed the powerful wrath of Hurricane Dorian. I wanted to share my experiences on what hurricanes and tropical systems do to fishing conditions. Over the last decade I have noticed that almost after every single storm the bottom fish including snapper and grouper tend to move inshore from deeper water. On a recent fishing trip, we fished many of the local reefs we do throughout the year and noticed a drastic increase in the amount of red grouper we had caught. Red grouper are common on shallow reefs, but not in the numbers we were catching.

I remember when I grew up fishing the Deerfield Beach Pier, after a big storm we would always have a week of insane snapper and grouper fishing from the pier. This was very

Every year South florida experiences a period of storms between July and November. During this time we may experience tropical storms and hurricanes, even if it is not a direct hit they can stir up our local waters. 

This year we just barely missed the powerful wrath of Hurricane Dorian. I wanted to share my experiences on what hurricanes and tropical systems do to fishing conditions. Over the last decade I have noticed that almost after every single storm the bottom fish including snapperand grouper tend to move inshore from deeper water. On a recent fishing trip, we fished many of the local reefs we do throughout the year and noticed a drastic increase in the amount of red grouper we had caught. Red grouper are common on shallow reefs, but not in the numbers we were catching.

I remember when I grew up fishing the Deerfield Beach Pier, after a big storm we would always have a week of insane snapper and grouper fishing from the pier. This was very




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