At 7am, Captain Dave Taylor took Frank B, Chet J and Mike S out of Hudson for a day of grouper fishing. The morning was still and the seas were dead calm. We were able to reach our first fishing spot about 15 miles out in 26 feet of water in very good time. The fish finder showed fish everywhere but the bite was very slow with just a few small fish caught. We moved out to about 23 miles in 45 feet of water and once again we could see lots of fish on the bottom but the bite was very weak. We were fishing with sardines, frozen mackerel and some cut up sea perch and grunt. Undaunted we moved out to about 40 miles offshore in 72 feet of water and finally caught some keeper Red Grouper ranging in size from 22 to 27 inches. It was a great day of fishing and the ride out and back was on water as smooth as a lake. At our last stop we encountered some yellow tail that had interest in jigs we threw but would not bite. A great day of fishing with good friends was enjoyed by all.