Yes, the Goliath Grouper looks just as its name implies: enormous! We were using bonito (false albacore) as bait. Photo taken in 1992. The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), also known as the Queensland grouper, Queensland grouper, brindle grouper or mottled-brown sea bass, is a species of marine ray-finned fish, a grouper from the subfamily Epinephelinae which is part of the family Serranidae, which also includes the anthias and sea basses. Goliath Grouper. As far as I know groupers are only dangerous if you eat them. Nassau Grouper. The grouper has also been slightly sharpend in Mad Max's edit so that's good. Luckily, Goliath Grouper are strictly protected these days, and you can only fish for them on a catch-and-release basis. Although considered to be the “sister species” of goliath groupers found in the western hemisphere, their body markings and coloration are different. Tropical Western Pacific giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus). The 8wt lost, the Goliath Grouper got breakfast, and It will go down as one of my best fishing encounters. alewar, Jul 28, 2008. alewar, Jul 28, 2008 #1. don Francisco Manta Ray # of Dives: 500 - 999 Location: Metro New York. Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife. World record: 38 lb, 8 oz – Bimini, Bahamas. A true monster of the deep. In fact, the largest recorded Goliath Grouper caught on hook and line weighed in at a massive 680 pounds! The heaviest grouper ever caught and certified as an IGFA world record was this 680-pound goliath grouper. The grouper as a species closely resembles freshwater bass in body style. The goliath grouper is found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs. The overall world record is a 680-pound goliath grouper caught by Lynn Joyner off Fernandina Beach, Fla., in 1961. Scientific name – Epinephelus itajara. YouTube - Bill Vs. Grouper . Distribution – Can be found in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and most of the Caribbean. I have a wreck that consistently holds Bonita. Identification – This giant grouper is large, thick and elongated, has a round snout and small eyes, and a fan-like tailfin. Cody, Tyler, Coby, Cory, and Garrett all strap on the harness and battle a monster goliath grouper! --Life is like a box of chocolates 09:09, 31 May 2006 (UTC) We have been through the argument of aesthetics vs accuracy in the past, but as the original photographer I can confirm that the water WAS a little murky in reality and the original colour is quite accurate. They’re not the tastiest or the most colorful, either. Large groupers in the Carribean … Nassau Grouper aren’t the biggest fish on this list. I hooked into a big boy a good distance off the wreck and he was well into dumping my Nautilus NV-G 7/8 attached to a Sage One 890. They were once so overfished in the southeastern United States, they were considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The fish — then generally known as a jewfish — was caught on May 20, 1961, off Fernandina Beach, Florida, using a Spanish mackerel as bait. The goliath grouper is the largest grouper species in the Atlantic Ocean weighing up to 800 pounds. In this episode of BlacktipH, I go fishing for giant goliath groupers with Dude Perfect off the coast of Florida. by Banrie 20 January 2012, at 12:00am Management of the goliath grouper, the largest member of the seabass family, has become an intensely debated issue in recent years. The largest, and for the most part equal in size, is the giant grouper – Epinephelus lanceolatus found in the tropical Western Pacific. Joyner’s fish also holds the men’s record for 80-pound-test line. Goliath Grouper: Giant of the Reef. 993 4 0.
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