A variety of fresh local snapper and gag grouper are speared weekly and fresh cut for sale in the retail market. The crew that spears the local fish needs to have great visibility underwater inorder to take a safe trip, which means that the supply of speared fish is dependent on good weather and carried upon availability. In the summer owner and operator, Dana Smith's grouper boat takes off and posts up 60 to 85 miles out in the gulf of mexico for 5 to 6 days. A crew of two men catch the grouper by hook and line which entails long hard work days and if a decent catch is brought back to dock 500 to 900 pounds of grouper is to be cleaned right away. Shelly vacuum seals a portion of the fresh catch the week of arrival, in order to offer a frozen selection in the retail market. In the months of October through May the grouper boat is used to catch stone crabs
which are a popular local favorite!