Bottom Fishing the Bluewaters of the Gulf of Mexico. When bottom Fishing in the late spring fishing can be at its best Grouper are abundant further offshore and the snapper bite tends to pick up. During these spring months on certain days the bite can really go off. From snapper limits to Gag Grouper limits fishing can really be at its best. Using a combination of light and heavy tackle anglers can work these outfits for different situations. If they’re light tackle fishing Yellowtails behind the chum slick or heavy tackle fishing gag groupers on the reefs these opportunities are both readily available in the springtime. Anglers can switch back and fourth different techniques over the reef all day and catch a wide variety of different species off the bottom, this is what makes fishing in the springtime a great experience offshore.