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Carole Stephens
• Thursday, 05 November, 2020
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The Square Grouper Bar and Grill is located at MM 22.5 Oceanside on Cuddle Key, Florida. One of the Florida Keys most popular destinations for unforgettable fresh & local seafood, with an emphasis on consistency and quality.

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Lynn and her staff have a dedication to excellence paired with a focus on detail which has defined the Square Grouper Bar and Grill as a must-visit restaurant. On August 26th, Joshua Anyzeski caught the prohibited species, removing it from the water to take a picture.

The picture circulated on social media, which tipped off officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Completed in November 2019 and located next door to Grouper House, Super Grouper House is another of our signature Florida Keys vacation rental homes with a dock and pool, providing an even larger residence to bring together friends and family for an exceptional island experience.

Tucked away in a quiet space, a small office provides the perfect place to check email or make an important call affording privacy for those who have to conduct some business while away. The five master suites are equal in size and amenities and feature individual smart TVs and king beds with specialty Purple mattresses and high-end linens.

Decorated in a modern coastal theme, elements of the ocean and tropical landscape grace the inside of Super Grouper House so that every moment reminds you to exhale, relax and enjoy life. The porcelain floors have the look and feel of ocean washed salvaged wood while the countertops in the kitchen and master suite vanities are Cambria quartz that reflect the mix of water and sand.

Under the shade of the home just steps away from the pool, an outdoor kitchen, dining, bar and sitting area provide the ultimate in seaside living. A pool bath is placed under the deck stairs convenient to the outdoor living space as well as swimmers, fishermen and boaters.

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Can a vegetarian person get a good meal at this restaurant? YesNoUnsure Innovative and eclectic island dining in a polished atmosphere.

Reviewed 4 days ago The decor is rustic, the customers are middle-aged, maybe 20% tourist. They do a good job with COVID-19 clean, social distancing, masks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile We love the original Square Grouper it has always been our favorite. No problem with lunches but both times we have gone for dinner, our food has been way over salted.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile In an area saturated with restaurants the Square Grouper is a step above. We learned of this gem from Capt Russ on our eco tour in Key Largo.

It is on the water with a good selection of indoor and outdoor seating options. There are heaters which were welcomed during the unseasonable cold weather we experienced.

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While most restaurants are understaffed, this place goes the extra mile. The staff work well together and make the dining experience very relaxing.

At lunch, we ate the Buffalo shrimp appetizer and grouper sandwich. From their location on Cuddle key they have a faithful following of patrons.

At dinner, we again, ordered the Buffalo shrimp with homemade blue cheese...yum! My son ordered the filet Mignon sliders which were tasty as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile We didn’t realize until later in the day, that this restaurant was one in a chain, but it certainly appeared to be its own unique place. Lots of hand-painted and hand-made art created a nautical country club setting.

I had grilled grouper and my husband...had the snapper sandwich. We split a dessert called Twix Bread Pudding à la mode (salted caramel).

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We watched boats coming in and out of the marina while we ate, and we left with very full bellies. Reviewed 3 weeks ago Once again we returned to Islamabad to enjoy an evening of fine dining.

As usual for dinner we arrived about 4:40PM to ensure we were first to check in when the doors open at 5. After thoroughly describing the specials I asked what Gin's they had at the bar.

Kelli suggested that I try Barr Hill's Gin, made with honey. K had the Pumpkin Cheesecake and I enjoyed some salted caramel crunch ice cream.

As A Fishing Booker Affiliate I Can Earn Small Booking Commissions At No Extra Cost To You Want To Go Grouper Fishing? These Florida fish ambush their prey, so they have very hard, powerful strikes.

This means you have to fight, drag and pull this unwilling heavyweight up from its dark depths. To prevent this from happening, immediately crank down hard on your drag so the fish can't take more of your line.

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Then begin to reel the fish in as quickly as possible so it can't get back into it's hiding spot. Hoisting one of these fish up can feel like raising the Titanic, or at least a cement truck.

The hooked fish is not moving as fast as normal because it's attached to you and your line. The Goliath have learned that this is the perfect opportunistic moment for a quick and easy meal, and will often attack and eat your fish before you reel it in.

Two Large Hooked Black Grouper Florida Keys Public Libraries, Don Maria Collection, Flickr It's a simple formula that works perfectly for this monster saltwater fish.

The sheer prospect of lifting that amount of weight through that much water, is a recipe for pure exhaustion. Deep drop fishing is where you use a heavy duty electric reel loaded with lots of heavyweight line.

You also set up multiple hooks at different lengths with strobe lights attached to attract the fish. You then attach live or freshly cut bait to the hooks and set the line so it's vertical in the water.

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The best choice for bait is squid because this is the most common food source for fish living at these greater depths. Traditionally, deep drop equipment has been quite expensive, but it has begun to come down in price making it more affordable.

This has increased the number of people who are now actively pursuing this exciting, productive, and challenging form of fishing. The electric reels and rods that you can use run the gambit in terms of usability and price.

You also won't want to forget employing some critical components that pull this all together such as the strobe lighting. When grouper fishing Florida Keys deep waters, it would seem that your objectives would be obvious.

Trolling for gag, black and other grouper species is another popular technique when fishing in 15' to 25' of water. Another fun technique to try when trolling is to throw out some chum to bring these Florida fish to the surface.

Jewish Fishing Before the Ban Florida Keys Public Libraries, Don Maria Collection, Flickr Knowing this, anyone sport fishing Florida Keys can expect the same kind of action whether targeting gag, snowy, black or even Warsaw.

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However, once that mission is accomplished it may feel more like a spiraling, downhill, roller coaster ride, rather than a Florida fishing trip. The FCC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) manages the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean differently, and it’s important to know what’s in season and what you can harvest from each shoreline.

The Gulf of Mexico is a unique body of water that provides commercial and recreational anglers plenty of fishing opportunities. The Gulf covers most of Florida’s west coast, from Pensacola in the Panhandle to the start of the Everglades at the tip of the peninsula.

This is important to keep in mind as there are different regulations for what’s in season and what you can harvest depending on if you’re in state or federal waters. For Gag Grouper fishing in the Gulf, it’s important to note what county you’re embarking from.

For counties of Franklin, Weibull, Taylor and Jefferson (in the Panhandle area from Apalachicola to Steinhatchee) there is open season in state waters from April 1 to June 30, and again from September 1 to December 31. Black, Red, Scamp, Yellow fin and Yellow mouth Grouper all have similar regulations in the Gulf.

It’s open season in both state and federal waters for Rock Hind, Coney, Yellow edge and Snowy Groupers. You can ask your charter captain if the size you have is a keeper or not; or refer to the FCC regulations to make sure you’re staying compliant.

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Now moving east to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean where there are excellent opportunities for grouper fishing. Keep in mind, the FCC considers the Everglades and Florida Keys as part of the Atlantic Ocean waters, and all fishing done in these areas must stay within Atlantic-specific regulations.

From the Florida Keys to Jacksonville, anglers have hundreds of cities to choose from to launch your grouper expedition. The real question is, what subspecies of grouper you’ll find at the end of your line.

The season runs until December 31, and each angler can collect one or the other each trip within the 3 grouper aggregate. Honestly, that’s why there are regulations in place, so that this incredible species is not overfished and the population stays healthy.

If you’re looking for things to do while staying on Siesta Key, go fishing then serve your catch for dinner, for an authentic ocean-to-table experience. While we can’t guarantee the catch of the day, we can give you a handy list of some top fish to reel in off the coast of Siesta Key, no matter what kind of boat you take out on the waters.

Shook is more common than Grouper and can be easily found around bridge and pier pilings, mangrove shorelines, grassy areas, and passes and inlets. These large fish are often seen floating by on their sides, and typically gravitate toward structures near and offshore.

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You’ll have more luck with Triple tail from March to November, but because of the warm Floridian waters, it’s possible to catch them year-round. You’ll spot anglers pulling out all the stops to bring one to shore during winter.

Yellowtail snapper is often found in the Keys and South Florida waters but also in Sarasota and can weigh up to 5 pounds or more. Commonly caught in the spring to the summer in Sarasota, these fish can be monsters, measuring upwards of two meters in length.

You can find them in a variety of bodies of water, including small canals and estuaries near many Siesta Key vacation rentals. For more information about fishing licenses, Siesta Key boating or accommodations, please call us at (941)-349-7777.

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